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NOS Offices Reward Scientist for Laudatory Collaboration Efforts

Shelly Tomlinson from the National Centers for Coastal Ocean Science received the 2008 NOS Peer Recognition “Rafting” Award. She was singled out for her work with IOOS and other offices working together on NOS’s Harmful Algal Bloom Forecast System (HAB-FS), a highly collaborative cross-cutting program effort. The purpose of the system is to provide an advanced warning of HAB events to coastal managers and the public. As lead analyst for the western Gulf of Mexico HAB-FS system, Shelly uses software developed by CSC explicitly for the HAB-FS to analyze data and model output to provide now- and forecasts to coastal managers responsible for both public and ecosystem health. She was also praised for contributing to IOOS’s data integration framework, and contributing to the addition of currents data into that framework, among other things. Shelly received her award at the NOS Employee Recognition Ceremony in Silver Spring on December 9, 2008.

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