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Kent Hughes

Satellite Oceanography & Climatology Division

CoastWatch
Oceanographer

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Kent Hughes retired on May 30, 2014 after 43 years of government service.

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  • National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)
  • National Environmental Satellite, Data, and Information Service (NESDIS)
  • Center for Satellite Applications and Research
  • Satellite Oceanography and Climatology Division
    RA3, World Weather Building, Room 601,
    5200 Auth Road, Camp Springs,
    Maryland 20746-4304.

Education

  • B.A. (Biology), Univ. of Oregon, 1964;
  • M.S. (Oceanography), Univ. of Washington, 1968.

Oceanographer

  • U.S. Naval Oceanographic Office, Pacific Support Group San Diego, CA, 1968-1969.
  • Gulf General Atomic, San Diego, CA 1969-1970.
  • Interstate Electronics, Corp, Anaheim, CA, 1969-1972.

Staff Oceanographer (coastal environmental monitoring)

  • Office of Environmental Monitoring and Prediction, NOAA Headquarters, Rockville, MD, 1972-1978.

Deputy Director

  • U.S. National Oceanographic Data Center, Washington, DC, 1978-1990.

NOAA CoastWatch Program Manager

  • NESDIS Center for Satellite Applications and Research, Camp Springs, MD, 1990 - present.

E-mail to: Kent.Hughes@noaa.gov


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