NOAA Lauds Director Of
UNH Institute For The Study Of Earth, Oceans, And Space
Contact: David Sims
Institute for the Study of Earth, Oceans, and Space
May 27, 2004
DURHAM, N.H. -- Berrien Moore III, director of the
University of New Hampshire's Institute for the Study of Earth,
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
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.
Editors/News Directors: A digital photo is available at http://www.unh.edu/news/img/eos/moore.jpg.
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