Eric J. Lindstrom selected as Fellow of The Oceanography Society

For leadership of the global community to advance coordinated ocean observing combining space and in-situ systems and facilitating the execution of large ocean field campaigns

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The Oceanography Society (TOS) congratulates Dr. Eric J. Lindstrom for being selected as a Fellow of The Oceanography Society. This award recognizes Dr. Lindstrom for his leadership of the global community to advance coordinated ocean observing combining space and in-situ systems and facilitating the execution of large ocean field campaigns. Dr. Lindstrom will be honored during a ceremony at the Ocean Sciences Meeting, February 16-20, 2020, in San Diego, California.

The colleagues who submitted his nomination described Dr. Lindstrom as having impressive scientific insight and accomplishments, which combined with his skillful management style, benefits our entire community. Eric’s vision is proving to be instrumental in organizing international collaborations to delve into the workings of the ocean and its place in the global climate system. He is highly respected internationally in the field of ocean observations, satellite or in situ. His support of satellite-based sensing of the sea surface salinity mission made such an ‘impossible dream’ a reality. The nominating team also noted his ongoing efforts to foster the development of early career scientists, including being a strong supporter and sponsor of the Mentoring Physical Oceanography Women to Increase Retention (MPOWIR, http://mpowdir.org).

Dr. Lindstrom received his B.S. from Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 1977, M.S. in physical oceanography in 1979 and his PhD. in 1983 from the University of Washington, Seattle. He currently serves as the Program Scientist for Physical Oceanography in the Earth Science Division at NASA Headquarters in Washington, DC. At NASA he has been responsible for the science support on 16 satellite and suborbital missions over that last 22 years. He is the co-chair of the U.S. Interagency Ocean Observations Committee and recently served five years as co-chair of the international Global Ocean Observing System Steering Committee.

The TOS Fellows program recognizes individuals who have attained eminence in oceanography through their outstanding contributions to the field of oceanography or its applications during a substantial period of years. The next nomination deadline is October 31, 2019. To learn more about The Oceanography Society and the TOS Fellows program, visit: https://tos.org/tos-fellows.

The Oceanography Society (TOS) was founded in 1988 to advance oceanographic research, technology, and education, and to disseminate knowledge of oceanography and its application through research and education. TOS promotes the broad understanding of oceanography, facilitates consensus-building across all the disciplines of the field, and informs the public about ocean research, innovative technology, and educational opportunities throughout the spectrum of oceanographic inquiry. TOS welcomes members from all nations. Any individual, business, or organization interested in ocean sciences is encouraged to join and to participate in the activities and benefits of the society.

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