Safety Under Sail Forum: Early Morning Session
Speaker: Joe Sienkiewicz, NOAA- Ocean Prediction Center
Dynamics of severe weather, cold fronts, squalls, downdrafts, and microbursts with an eye toward prediction, preparedness, and avoidance.
Joe Sienkiewicz is the Chief of the Ocean Applications Branch of the NOAA Ocean Prediction Center. His branch supports OPC operations through technical development and science infusion. Joe received his B.S. in Meteorology and Oceanography from the SUNY Maritime College in the Bronx, NY (1980) and M.S. in Atmospheric Science from the University of Washington (1988). He was a USCG licensed master and mate and worked in those capacity aboard NY based tugboats in the early 80’s. Since graduate school he has served as marine forecaster, Senior Marine Forecaster, Science Officer, and Applications Branch Chief of theOceanPredictionCenter. His professional interests include explosive cyclones, satellite sensed ocean winds, and wind wave current interaction. Joe is also a sailor and races on Chesapeake Bay.