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STAR Announces Paul DiGiacomo as
New Chief of the Satellite Oceanography and Climatology Division

photo of Paul DiGiacomoJune 15, 2009 - STAR is pleased to announce that Dr. Paul M. DiGiacomo has accepted the position of Chief of the Satellite Oceanography and Climatology Division (SOCD) in the NOAA/NESDIS Center for Satellite Applications and Research (STAR). Paul first came to NOAA in 2006, having served the past three years as the Chief of the Marine Ecosystems and Climate Branch in STAR/SOCD, as well as the NOAA CoastWatch Program Manager. Prior to joining NOAA, Paul served as Supervisor of the Earth Missions Concepts Group at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) in Pasadena, CA, as well as the Discipline Program Manager of the Carbon Cycle and Ecosystems Program Office at JPL.

Paul is a biological oceanographer, with particular interest in the remote sensing of coastal regions. He has a B.S. from Penn State University and a Ph.D. from UCLA, both in Biology, and subsequently was a National Research Council (NRC) Resident Research Associate at JPL. Paul is active in a number of national and international working groups and panels, including presently serving as Co-Chair of the GOOS Panel for Integrated Coastal Observations and Co-Chair of the Coastal Zone Community of Practice of the Global Earth Observing System of Systems (GEOSS), and he also serves as the NOAA Representative to the International Ocean Colour Coordinating Group. Please join us in congratulating Paul and wishing him and SOCD much success!


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