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Rick Spinrad Confirmed as NOAA Administrator

Richard (Rick) W. Spinrad, Ph.D., an internationally renowned scientist with four decades of ocean, atmosphere, and climate science and policy expertise, was confirmed by the U.S. Senate as the under secretary of commerce for oceans and atmosphere and the 11th NOAA administrator. Building upon NOAA’s extensive mission, Spinrad intends to advance three overarching NOAA priorities: Developing a full portfolio of

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Biden Chooses New Head of NOAA

Dr. Rick Spinrad has been chosen by U.S. President Joe Biden to head NOAA, pending Senate confirmation. He is currently a professor of oceanography at Oregon State University. In 2016, he retired as chief scientist of NOAA, where he had been appointed by President Barack Obama in 2014. Among his accomplishments, Spinrad was a co-lead of the White House Committee

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