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NSIDC People

People at NSIDC are key to our data management and scientific missions. NSIDC includes specialists in data program management, scientific research, scientific programming, data operations, data systems, Web technology, information architecture, Center administration, communications, outreach, and user services.

NSIDC Director Mark Serreze, Senior Research Scientist

Mark SerrezeMark Serreze is the director of NSIDC. In 2009, he succeeded Dr. Roger Barry, who retired from the post in 2008 after 31 years of service. Serreze, a senior research scientist at NSIDC since 2005, is also a full professor in the University of Colorado at Boulder Geography Department, and a Fellow of the Cooperative Institute for Research in Environmental Sciences (CIRES). He studies Arctic climate, and the causes and global implications of climate change in the Arctic. Serreze is well known for his research on the declining sea ice cover in the Arctic Ocean.

Serreze has authored more than 90 scientific publications, including an award-winning textbook, The Arctic Climate System, which he co-wrote with former NSIDC director Roger Barry. He has also served on numerous advisory boards and science steering committees. In 2004, he testified before the U.S. Congress on changes in Arctic sea ice cover. In 2007, Serreze gave the Nye Lecture at the fall meeting of the American Geophysical Union.

For more on Mark Serreze and his research, as well as other NSIDC researchers, please see Scientists at NSIDC.

Scientists at NSIDC

NSIDC Scientists have expertise in a range of fields related to the cryosphere. Read about their research specialties and projects in the Research section of our site.

Management at NSIDC

The National Snow and Ice Data Center encompasses several data centers, data management programs, and data projects. Specialized data managers lead these programs and projects, and provide shared services and infrastructure to all constituents of NSIDC.

NSIDC management are versed in sound data management practices, and are often active in community dialogue and research regarding data management. Each person brings unique education, experiences, and interests to NSIDC's data management portfolio, ensuring best practices within the Center and shared among programs.





Ruth Duerr

Data stewardship, digital archives, digital libraries

Project Lead for Data Conservancy

Co-I for ELOKA

Florence Fetterer

Sea ice; applications-oriented remote sensing; data rescue; data set development


Project Manager, CHARIS

PI, SCICEX Data Management

Amanda Leon

Remote sensing data management

Deputy Manager, NASA NSIDC Distributed Active Archive Center (NSIDC DAAC)

Steve Tanner

Remote sensing data management

Project Manager, IceBridge Data Management

Ron Weaver

Remote sensing data management

Manager, NASA NSIDC Distributed Active Archive Center (NSIDC DAAC)


Jane Beitler

Information Center, outreach, User Services, science writing, technical writing, publications, Web

Manager, Science Communications

David Gallaher

Information technology infrastructure

Manager, Information Technology Services

Joni "J." Reeves

Administration; finance, grants and human resources.

Finance and Human Resources Administrator, NSIDC

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