Director, Ocean Observing and Monitoring Division
NOAA Climate Program Office
1315 East-West Hwy, SSMC-3, #2460
Silver Spring, MD 20910
Dr. David M. Legler currently serves as a Chief of NOAA’s Ocean Observing and Monitoring Division. The Division is leading NOAA’s efforts to develop and sustain a global observing system for climate. Dr Legler co-chairs the Observations Program Area of the WMO-IOC Joint Technical Commission for Oceanography and Marine Meteorology (JCOMM - http://www.jcomm.info/) and co-chairs the US Inter-agency Ocean Observation Committee (IOOC - http://www.iooc.us/).
Before coming to NOAA, Dr Legler directed the US Climate Variability and Predictability (CLIVAR – a program of the World Climate Research Program) Office in Washington, DC for over 10 years where he coordinated scientific and programmatic activities addressing a wide range of topics including the Atlantic Meridional Overturning Circulation (AMOC). He has published on a range of topics such as ocean remote sensing, air-sea interaction, and the impacts of ENSO on North American climate and subsequent effects on US agriculture and water resources.