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1401 Constitution Avenue, NW Room 5128
Washington, D.C., District of Columbia,20230
NOAA understands and predicts changes in the Earth's environment, from the depths of the ocean to the surface of the sun, and conserves and manages our coastal and marine resources. The NOAA Marine Debris Program, housed within the Office of Response & Restora... more.
Senior Executive Service
University of South Carolina
Industrial College of the Armed Forces
Meteorology and Oceanography
The Maritime Alliance â€“ Speaker Bios
Zdenka S. Willis
Director, U.S. Integrated Ocean Observing System Program Zdenka Saba Willis, a member of Senior Executive Service, is the Director of the U.S. Integrated Ocean Observing System (IOOS®) Program. U.S. IOOS enables decisions every day and fosters advances in science and technology. Prior to being the Director of U.S. IOOS Program, Ms. Willis served as Director of NOAA's National Oceanographic Data Center. Ms. Willis is a retired Navy Captain with career service as a Meteorology and Oceanography officer in the United States Navy. She has promoted interagency cooperation as the Naval Deputy to NOAA; worldwide sea ice analysis and forecasting as Director of the National Ice Center; and as the satellite and operations officer Naval Polar Oceanography Center. Her meteorological background include weather forecasting for Naval aircraft as the Officer in Charge of the Naval Oceanography Command Detachment, Oceana Virginia and for Navy vessels as the Naval Eastern Oceanography Center, Norfolk Virginia. Ms. Willis has a background in the collection of oceanographic data onboard the USNS Harkness and USNS Maury survey vessels and in the electronic navigational charting as Deputy Navigator of the Navy. Her other relevant Naval positions are the director of the Strategic Policy Forum (a Congressional and Executive Branch crisis simulation for Members of Congress, senior Executive branch officials, and military leaders) and adjunct professor in the Strategic Leadership Department at the Industrial College for the Armed Forces. Ms Willis received her Bachelor's Degree in Marine Science from the University of South Carolina. She received a Master's degree in Meteorology and Oceanography from the Naval Postgraduate, and a Master's Degree in National Strategy from the Industrial College of the Armed Forces.
February 2016 | Waugh Chapel Elementary School PTA
Nifty Fifty Speaker on March 11th - Ms. Zdenka Willis, Ocean Scientist
The speaker is Ms Zdenka Willis an Ocean Scientist with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.
Nifty Fifty Speaker on March 11th - Ms. Zdenka Willis, Ocean Scientist | Waugh Chapel Elementary School PTA
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Nifty Fifty Speaker on March 11th - Ms. Zdenka Willis, Ocean Scientist The speaker is Ms Zdenka Willis an Ocean Scientist with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. The Nifty Fifty program is a group of noted science and engineering professionals who speak at schools about their work and careers. This program is sponsored by the USA National Science and Engineering Festival. It is a program outreach connecting distinguished professionals to schools. More about the Nifty Fifty Program at http://www.usasciencefestival.org/schoolprograms/niftyfifty.html Click on W and scroll to Ms Willis for her bio.
US IOOS: A Partnership for Lives and Livelihoods - Zdenka Willis
Clear View of Tomorrow - Zdenka Willis, Director, US IOOS Program Office, NOAA Federal and non-Federal ocean observing systems - Zdenka Willis Zdenka Willis, Director IOOS, IOOS®: Our Eyes on the Oceans,Coasts and Great Lakes
Zdenka Willis, director of NOAA's Integrated Ocean Observing System, chairs the ocean observation and forecasting session.