NOAA Gets First Chief Scientist In More Than A Decade – Changes to federal personnel rules makes him a shoo in

Currently the vice president for research at Oregon State University (OSU), Corvallis, Spinrad is a known face at NOAA and in Washington. He served as NOAA’s assistant administrator for research from 2005 to 2010, and led its oceans and coastal zone programs from 2003 to 2005. From 1987 to 2003, he worked for the U.S. Navy, including as Technical Director for the Oceanographer of the Navy. He earned his doctorate at OSU. Read more here  08:52  (lots of interesting links!)

5 Responses to NOAA Gets First Chief Scientist In More Than A Decade – Changes to federal personnel rules makes him a shoo in

  1. borehead says:

    “Rick will do a terrific job,” predicts marine biologist Jane Lubchenco, a former NOAA Administrator who returned to Oregon State University in 2013 after four years in Washington. “He understands science and politics, has an extensive network of key players and he knows the agency well. I’m delighted this essential position will finally be filled.”
    Shut up, Sea Hag

  2. Ec Newell Man says:

    Once again feeding the federal government bureaucracy on the tax payers dime. Isn’t the head of NOAA, supposed to be the Chief Scientist of that particular agency? Ms. Sullivan is a scientist….at least that is what her Ph.d indicates. So how many chief scientist do we need at NOAA to screw the scientific light bulb in? Wait a minute…forgetting the big picture here….climate change and social progress.

    Fishermen….highly doubtful he is on “our team.”

  3. jmknbsc . says:

    I gotta say that a good recommendation from Calamity Jane goes a long way to giving me a warm & fuzzy feeling about his appointment. When did Jane ever steer us wrong?

  4. StripedBassHole says:

    My what a surprise Janie making recommendations for NOAA. After her long successful career of 2 years at NOAA. Just think she sank the Fisheries. Sank the CRUDE in the Gulf BP spill with “COREXIT”. So she is quite the Ecologist. She had the 1989 Exxon Valdez to look back on before allowing BP to use COREXIT. This was far from just a spill. I’d call it a “PLANET ALTERING EVENT” and Janie “THE MOST DANGEROUS WOMAN ON THE PLANET”.
    Climate change is speculation. The Spill was real, it still exists, and they better get to the BOTTOM of it and CLEAN it up.

  5. damariscotta says:

    History has a way of repeating its self, along line of pastys have come from Oregon State and to think this will be any different is insane. The first clue should be the nod from Calamity Jane I think its safe to say nothing good comes out of Oregon State for the fishing industy.

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