Julia Engdahl Wins Three NOAA Awards
December 21, 2022
RUCOOL’s Julia Engdahl has won multiple awards for her work last year at NOAA. She won two Director’s Team Awards from NOAA’s Center for Operational Oceanographic Products and Services (CO-OPS). These awards were for work on automating quality control on NOAA’s Physical Oceanographic Real-Time Data System (PORTS) current meter data and for providing vital verified water level data, new API data services, and new and updated sea level projections and scenarios products in support of the 2022 Sea Level Rise Technical Report.
Julia also won a NOAA CO-OPS Directors award for her individual work in developing innovative solutions and creative problem solving through programming and code improvements, resulting in more flexible and efficient operational processes related to NOAA’s derived product suite in CO-OPS. Julia was a critical part of two innovation projects over the past year; one to develop a PORTS Currents Analysis Tool (CAT) and the other to automate and otherwise make more efficient the routine processes that are required when transitioning microwave water level technology into operations.
Julia is an is currently working with RUCOOL focused on an array of projects including glider data analysis during hurricanes with support from NOAA IOOS and OAR and integrating onboard processing onto Slocum gliders with support from the Office of Naval Research.