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US CLIVAR Project Office

US CLIVAR Project Office
1201 New York Ave NW
4th Floor Rooms 4002-4004
Washington, DC 20005

tel: 202.787.1682
email: uscpo "at" usclivar.org

Mike Patterson, Director

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202.787.1681
mpatterson"at"usclivar.org

Mike joined the US CLIVAR Project Office as Director in January 2011.  In this role, he is responsible for ensuring all scientific and programmatic coordination activities are completed as guided by the US CLIVAR Scientific Steering Committee (SSC) and supported by the Inter-Agency Group (IAG) of program managers.  He engages agency managers and fosters interagency dialogue through monthly IAG meetings, which he chairs.  He supports the SSC and its Panels in the development of a new US CLIVAR Science Plan to identify priority research questions and challenges for the post-2013 era.  Over the past two decades, Mike has worked to implement climate and global change research programs, having served as program manager in the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s Office of Global Programs and Climate Program Office, managing the Pan American Climate Studies and CLIVAR Pacific programs, and launching the Climate Prediction Program for the Americas.  More recently, prior to joining the US CLIVAR Office, he has served as interim program director at the  National Science Foundation, Atmospheric and Geospace Sciences Division, assisting in the management of the Climate Research Investment solicitation for Decadal and Regional Prediction Using Earth System Models.

 

Jill Reisdorf, Project Coordinator

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303.497.8636
reisdorf"at"ucar.edu

Jill is a Project Coordinator with the Joint Office for Science Support (JOSS) which is part of the National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR) in Boulder, Colorado. Jill has been providing budgetary and administrative support to the US CLIVAR program for 13 years. She has bachelor’s degree in Art from San Jose State University and is currently pusuing an MBA. Over the last 20 years Jill has been involved in every aspect of private catering, conference planning, and trade show management and has extensive experience executing events ranging in size from 5 to 30,000 attendees.

 

Tania Sizer, Web Developer

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303.497.8684
tsizer"at"ucar.edu

Tania is the Web Developer for the Joint Office of Science Support (JOSS) which is part of the National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR) in Boulder, Colorado. Tania developed this new US CLIVAR website, and is maintaining it. Tania has been working in the field of web development for 4 years and has been with NCAR since 2006, and at JOSS since February, 2011. Previously she worked as a scientific computer programmer. She has two bachelor's degrees, the first in English from Binghamton University and the second is in Computer Science and Fine Art from the University of Colorado, Boulder.