The Employee of the Month Award honors an outstanding employee for demonstrated and sustained effort in advancing NOAA's mission. Recipients receive a congratulatory letter and certificate from the NOAA Administrator and are featured in several NOAA media outlets.
For leading the development of a comprehensive Ocean Acidification Implementation Plan that touches 13 federal agencies, and for creating an interagency budget estimate, a pioneering effort recognized by the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy. Her contributions have bolstered NOAA's reputation as an effective leader of ocean issues.
For leading the first-ever compilation and evaluation of fishery economics before and after the implementation of the West Coast Groundfish Individual Fishing Quota (IFQ) system.
For his commitment to advancing aquaculture technologies and the conservation of fish stocks at the Manchester Research Station.
Dr. Paul Moran
For his exciting, innovative, and on-going relationships with students and educators.