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Ms. Zdenka Saba Willis


U.S. IOOS Program

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U.S. IOOS Program

Background Information

Employment History

Navy Captain

National Defense University


Senior Executive Service

Board Member


Bachelor's Degree

Marine Science

University of South Carolina

Master's Degree

National Strategy

Industrial College of the Armed Forces

Master's degree

Meteorology and Oceanography

Naval Postgraduate

Web References (193 Total References)

The Maritime Alliance – Speaker Bios [cached]

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.

OCEANS MTS/IEEE 2014 - St. John's, Newfoundland. Oceans: Where Challenge Becomes Opportunity [cached]

Determining the Ocean Enterprise: Zdenka Willis, US IOOS

"IOOS is a national-regional ... [cached]

"IOOS is a national-regional partnership working to provide new tools and forecasts to improve safety, enhance the economy, and protect our environment," said Zdenka Willis, Director of the U.S. IOOS Program.

"U.S. IOOS is very happy to ... [cached]

"U.S. IOOS is very happy to be involved in this project and a simultaneous effort in California that merge ocean observing assets and computer models for HAB forecasts," said Zdenka Willis, director of the U.S. IOOS Program.

News [cached]

In the foreword, Zdenka Willis, Director of the U.S. IOOS Program, wrote, "As a part of the wider 'BlueTech' industry, the Ocean Enterprise is set to be a growing sector, delivering increasing benefits to the U.S. economy and U.S. employment."

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