Emily Smith

Program Manager, Tide Gauges
P: 301 427-2463
E: emily.a.smith@noaa.gov

NOAA Climate Program Office
1315 East-West Hwy, SSMC-3, #2829
Silver Spring, MD 20910

Emily Smith received her doctorate in Oceanography from Louisiana State University in 2014, specializing in harmful algae. Before returning to graduate school, Emily spent several years as a middle school science teacher. After graduate school she was accepted as a Knauss Fellow in the Ocean Observing and Monitoring Division as a Communication and Outreach Specialist focusing on developing a communication plan and strengthening relationships between labs, cooperative institutes, and headquarters. Emily is now a program manager and communications lead for OOM. Her portfolio includes the Tide Gauge Stations and Sea Level Rise Center in Hawaii.


Americans’ health, security and economic wellbeing are tied to climate and weather. Every day, we see communities grappling with environmental challenges due to unusual or extreme events related to climate and weather. In 2017, the United States experienced a record-tying 16 climate- and weather-related disasters where overall costs reached or exceeded $1 billion. Combined, these events claimed 362 lives, and had significant economic effects on the areas impacted, costing more than $306 billion. Businesses, policy leaders, resource managers and citizens are increasingly asking for information to help them address such challenges.


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