Christine Schultz is the Field Operations Manager for the Observatory Operations Group in the NOAA Earth System Research Laboratory’s Global Monitoring Division (GMD). She is part of a team that oversees the day-to-day operations, facility management, and logistics for NOAA’s six Atmospheric Baseline Observatories (ABOs).
In addition to supporting NOAA’s ABOs, Ms. Schultz also leads the GMD Meteorology Program. The meteorological instruments at the six ABO’s contribute to all research groups in GMD, providing essential information about atmospheric conditions present during data acquisition. Ms. Schultz also fills in as a technician at the observatories as needed.
Prior to joining GMD, Ms. Schultz served as a NOAA Commissioned Corps officer for over eight years. She had the opportunity to develop data acquisition, technical, collaboration, and administrative skills during her tours of duty as a junior officer on the NOAA Ship Rainier in Alaska, NOAA station chief at South Pole Atmospheric Baseline Observatory, and as the Technical Operations Coordinator at the National Weather Service’s Ocean Prediction Center.
M. S. University of Southern California, 2015, Geographic Information Science and Technology, Master’s Thesis: “Crowdsourced Maritime Data: Examining the feasibility of using under keel clearance data from AIS to identify hydrographic survey priorities”
B. S. The Pennsylvania State University, 2006, Major: Meteorology, Minor: Earth Systems