The official announcement from NOAA on the various NOAA Climate Services Regional Directors selections has finally come out -- even though the selections occurred back over the summer.
Here's the bio for Ellen Mecray, NOAA Climate Services Eastern Region Director who will be based out of the NWS Eastern Region HQ Office on Long Island beginning in October.
EASTERN REGION: Ellen Mecray
For the last four years, Mecray led strategic planning for NOAA’s Office of Oceanic and Atmospheric Research and facilitated inter-and intra-agency dialog and collaboration on climate science in New England. She is the lead for the North Atlantic Regional Collaboration Team’s Climate sub-team which consists of 20 people representing all of NOAA’s line offices and key regional partners. Prior to joining NOAA, Mecray was an oceanographer with the US Geological Survey’s Coastal and Marine Geology program in Woods Hole, Mass. Her research interests include geochemistry and coastal contaminants as well as paleo-climatic reconstructions. She is published in a number of research journals including the Journal of Coastal Research, Environmental Geology and Water, Air and Soil Pollution. Mecray holds a bachelor’s degree in geology from Colgate University and a master’s degree in geological oceanography from the University of Rhode Island. She is a member of the Geological Society o
f America, the American Geophysical Union, Geochemical Society, and Sigma Xi Honor Society.