Dr. Krisa Arzayus is the deputy director of the U.S. Integrated Ocean Observing System (IOOS) Office in the National Ocean Service.
Dr. Leticia Barbero is a chemical oceanographer at NOAA’s Atlantic Oceanographic and Meteorological Laboratory (AOML) in Miami, Florida.
Oceanic and Atmospheric Research (OAR) - or "NOAA Research" - provides the research foundation for understanding the complex systems that support our planet. Working in partnership with other organizational units of the NOAA, a bureau of the Department of Commerce, NOAA Research enables better forecasts, earlier warnings for natural disasters, and a greater understanding of the Earth. Our role is to provide unbiased science to better manage the environment, nationally, and globally.