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Global Science & Technology Hires Dr. DeWayne Cecil as Program Manager of Climate Data Records Program at National Climatic Data Center in Asheville, NC

(January 23, 2012)

GREENBELT, MD -- (Marketwire) -- 01/23/12 -- Global Science & Technology, Inc. (GST) is proud to announce the hiring of Dr. DeWayne Cecil as the firm's program manager of the Climate Data Records (CDR) Program at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's (NOAA) National Climatic Data Center (NCDC) located in Asheville, NC.

The CDR Program seeks to provide a definitive set of multi-decadal satellite data records for the detection and analysis of climate change. The program's goal is to help better inform the public and enable decision makers to plan and respond to climate-related events in a more effective and timely manner.

NCDC is the world's largest active archive of climate data. NCDC produces numerous climate publications and responds to data requests from all over the world. NCDC operates the World Data Center for Meteorology co-located at NCDC in Asheville, NC, and the World Data Center for Paleoclimatology located in Boulder, CO.

GST provides the CDR program project management and project control and oversight services under the current contract and NOAA program support through several other contract vehicles.


Dr. Cecil comes to Global Science & Technology from NOAA where he served as the Western Region Climate Services Director in the National Weather Service, Western Regional Office, Salt Lake City, Utah. Previously he served as Chief for Science Applications in the U.S. Geological Survey, Global Change Program Office; as Chief Scientist/Systems Engineer/Senior Science Advisor for NASA's Applied Sciences Program, Science Mission Directorate; and as a Research Physical Scientist with the USGS.

"Dr. Cecil has demonstrated leadership, project execution and program development experience researching high-alpine glacial and cave environments around the world," said Global Science & Technology President Chieh-san Cheng.

"I appreciate the NOAA leaders at NCDC who worked so hard as champions of the CDR Program to get it funded and acknowledged that in order to understand long-term data records satellite data need to be reprocessed. I believe this to be important work and I'm proud to lend my skills and experience," said Cecil.

He received his Ph.D. in Earth Sciences/Hydrogeology, Hydrochemistry from University of Waterloo, Ontario, Canada.

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