Brigitte is the Manager for the Project Management Office within NCAR-s Earth Observing Laboratory in Boulder, Colorado. She oversees a small group of Project Managers who help scientists in the planning, coordination and implementation of scientific field campaigns such as PREDICT. Brigitte and her group work closely with other staff within the laboratory to take care of all the arrangements that need to be in place before the scientists arrive on site to start their research operations. Arrangements can range from high level interactions with funding agencies and embassy personnel to locating heavy equipment and making shipping arrangements. Brigitte has a BS in Science from the University of Tuebingen, Germany and a MS in Oceanography from Oregon State University. She joined NCAR in the early 90ies and after all these years still enjoys her work enormously.
During PREDICT, Brigitte will be one of the Operations Coordinators at the Operations Center in St. Croix and will help out with whatever is needed to make the project successful.
José is the EOL project coordinator for PREDICT and the liaison with the NOAA Intensification Forecasting Experiment (IFEX10) and NASA's Genesis and Rapid Intensification Processes (GRIP) collaborative programs. José has been involved in the multi-agency planning for the past year. He will be one of the Operations Directors in St. Croix, USVI and will oversee the day-to-day implementation of PREDICT operations.
Jim's role in PREDICT has been to help with planning for the last 1.5 years, related to operations coordination, forecasting and aviation operations. He intends to serve as one of the operations coordinators in St Croix.
Alison is the liaison between the incredible science that EOL supports and the greater community, and she's the energy behind the educational videos, social media and the global outreach events. Alison has worked in the outdoor and science education for years, including several years as an Outward Bound instructor and a high school science teacher. Her degrees in environmental biology and secondary science education, as well as 8 years of web development provide her with solid-footing for her position with EOL. When she's not in the office, you can usually find her on the trails either running or mountain biking. Alison lives in Boulder, CO with her husband and a menagerie of pets.
Shelley meets the travel and logistical needs of many almost all of the Earth Observing Laboratory field projects. She's been with NCAR for 27 years, and has seen the growth and development of field projects over the years and how they are orchestrated and deployed. Shelley assists with travel arrangements for anyone participating in a field project, including flight plans, hotel reservations, car rentals, arranges for supplies to be delivered to base locations, shipping of equipment and supplies to research locations, as well as numerous other administrative activities within NCAR. On the weekends, Shelley loves to go horseback riding, cycling and playing with her dog.