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NOAA Lauds Director of UNH Institute for the Study of Earth, Oceans, and Space
DURHAM, N.H. - Berrien Moore III, director of the University of New Hampshire's Institute for the Study of Earth, Oceans, and Space, received an Administrator's Special Recognition Award from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) at a ceremony in Silver Spring, Md., May 25.

NOAA Administrator Vice Admiral Conrad C. Lautenbacher, Jr. presented Moore with a citation for his "extraordinary leadership in his appointed duties as chair of the NOAA Research Review Team and his lifelong contributions to the improved understanding of Earth, oceans, and space. Dr. Moore's extraordinary professionalism, initiative, and selfless devotion to his work reflect great credit upon himself and are in keeping with the highest traditions of the scientific community."

The NOAA Research Review Team is the working group of the agency's Science Advisory Board - an external advisory committee charged with advising the NOAA administrator on all aspects of NOAA's science programs and activities.

NOAA, an agency within the U.S. Department of Commerce, conducts research and gathers data about the global oceans, atmosphere, space and sun, and applies this knowledge to science and service affecting the lives of all Americans. NOAA warns of dangerous weather, charts the seas and skies, guides the use and protection of ocean and coastal resources, and conducts research to improve the understanding and stewardship of the environment.

UNH and NOAA work together on a host of collaborative projects, including the Atmospheric Investigation, Regional Modeling, Analysis, and Prediction (AIRMAP) program, the Northeast Consortium, and the UNH Center of Excellence for Coastal Ocean Observation and Analysis.

Of Moore, the citation continued, "Displaying consistently exceptional qualities of keen analytical thought, broad technical expertise, high energy, intent focus, and passionate commitment to his work, Dr. Moore has demonstrated outstanding performance and dedication to both NOAA and the nation."

Moore, who has directed EOS since 1987, has chaired numerous committees over the years, including the National Academy of Science Committee on Global Change Research, the Scientific Committee of the International Geosphere-Biosphere Programme (IGBP), and the Global Change Open Science Conference in Amsterdam.

David Sims
Science Writer
Institute for the Study of Earth, Oceans, and Space
(603) 862-5369

Photo Caption: From left to right: Vice Admiral Conrad C. Lautenbacher, Jr.,
Berrien Moore III, and Zane E. Schauer, NOAA Director of Human Resources
Management. Photo courtesy of Juan Tricoche/Dept. of Commerce.