2013 Award Winner
The 2013 WDS Data Stewardship Award was won by
Dr Robert Redmon
who was presented with both the Award and a prize at SciDataCon 2014.
Dr Robert Redmon is an outstanding early-career researcher at National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) who has demonstrated an amazing capacity for, and dedication to, scientific data stewardship. Within the World Data Service for Geophysics [WDS Regular Member], Dr Redmon is responsible for stewarding, and delivering to the international research community, the space environmental datasets obtained from NOAA’s Polar-orbiting and Geostationary Operational Environmental Satellite systems. By leveraging his background in computers, engineering, and science—as well as his clear understanding of customer needs—Dr Redmon has developed crucial capabilities to support the scientific community and to facilitate the transition of research to operations. Dr Redmon has continually demonstrated innovation in space weather applications. He was primarily responsible for the successful transition of the Ovation auroral model into NOAA National Weather Service operations.