Steve Piotrowicz

Program Manager, Argo
P: 301 427-2493

NOAA Climate Program Office
1315 East-West Hwy, SSMC-3, #2826
Silver Spring, MD 20910

Stephen R. Piotrowicz graduated from Purdue University in 1967 with a B.S. in Chemistry. After active duty in the United States Navy, he proceeded to the University of Rhode Island, Graduate School of Oceanography, where he received his Ph.D. in Oceanography in 1977. He conducted research on inorganic geochemistry from 1976 through 1992 - for two and one-half years in private industry and then at NOAA’s Atlantic Oceanographic and Meteorological Laboratory in Miami, Florida. From 1992 to 2001 he served at the headquarters of NOAA’s Office of Oceanic and Atmospheric Research developing and managing climate research programs and ocean observing systems. He served as Deputy Director for the U.S. National Office for Integrated and Sustained Ocean Observations from 2001 to 2008. Presently he is a Program Manager in NOAA’s Office of Oceanic and Atmospheric Research, Climate Program Office, Climate Observation Division with primary responsibility is for the U.S. component of the International Argo Profiling Float Program and is the U.S. Technical Expert for the U.S. delegation to the Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission’s Advisory Body of Experts on the Law of the Sea.


1315 East-West Highway Suite 100
Silver Spring, MD 20910


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