NCCOS is honored to have ten of its employees recognized by the NOAA National Ocean Service (NOS). The awards recognize outstanding contributions in support of the NOS mission in 2016.
The 2016 National Ocean Service Awards to NCCOS
Employee of the Year
This award recognizes significant contributions to NOS programs and demonstrated exceptional and sustained effort toward accomplishment of NOS missions.
(for leadership in migrating NCCOS computing activities to the Cloud)
(for enhancing customer service by transitioning and visualizing NCCOS data for management use)
(for leadership managing recipient financial assistance awards)
(for promoting a safe working environment)
(for developing a transition plan for forecasting harmful algal blooms in Lake Erie)
Team Member of the Year
This award is presented to members of the workforce who are not NOAA Federal employees for their contributions as recognized by their NOS peers.
(for incorporating freshwater phytoplankton into the NOAA Phytoplankton Monitoring Network)
(for developing and automating a Lake Erie Harmful Algal Bloom Bulletin)
Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) and Diversity Award
This award recognizes employees who have made exemplary contributions to the NOS EEO and Diversity program and who have displayed exceptional advances toward the improvement and development of the NOS EEO and Diversity program’s mission.
(for improving and increasing employee and student diversity across NOS and NOAA)
Peer Recognition Rafting
This award recognizes coordination among NOS offices and provides NOS employees the opportunity to express their appreciation to another NOS or NOAA colleague who has helped them in some unique way.
Robert Aspinall – Center for Operational Oceanographic Products and Services
(nominated by NCCOS for assistance in moving NCCOS computing requirements to the Cloud)
NCCOS received fully half of the Employee of the Year awards, a quarter of the Team Member of the Year awards and 40 percent of the EEO/Diversity awards.
All at NCCOS join together in congratulating the ten NCCOS awardees. We are proud of the contribution of each and are pleased that NOS choose to recognize them with the highest awards that can be bestowed by the Line Office.
The award ceremony was held November 29, 2016 at the NOAA Auditorium in Silver Spring, MD. The event was hosted by NOAA Administrator, Dr. Kathryn Sullivan.
For more information, contact Steven.Thur@noaa.gov.