Dr. Alan Blumberg of Stevens Institute of Technology Invited to University Corporation for Atmospheric Research Community Advisory Committee (UCACN)

Renowned Ocean Physicist to Provide Marine Forecasting and Modeling Expertise to National Center for Environmental Prediction

5/3/2013

Hoboken, N.J. – Dr. Alan Blumberg, a renowned ocean physicist at Stevens Institute of Technology, has been selected to join the University Corporation for Atmospheric Research Community Advisory Committee (UCACN).

The UCACN which provides scientific oversight and guidance for the National Centers for Environmental Prediction (NCEP), an organization which delivers global weather, water, climate and space weather guidance, forecasts, warnings and analyses to protect life, property and economy. It is made up of distinguished scientists, practitioners and stakeholders who provide advice to the NCEP’s specialized on everything from climate modeling to forecasts of hazardous flight conditions to severe weather watches.

“The National Centers for Environmental Prediction (NCEP) is the heart of the National Weather Service,” said Alan Blumberg. “It is where all the environment forecasts are conducted in the U.S. I am honored to become part of such a stellar group of scientists.”

Blumberg is the George Meade Bond Professor in the Department of Civil, Environmental and Ocean Engineering in the Charles V. Schaefer, Jr. School of Engineering and Science at Stevens. He is also the Director of the Center for Maritime Systems (CMS), which focuses on assessing, predicting and mitigating the damage of natural and man-made disasters, and the CMS’ Davidson Laboratory, one of the largest hydrodynamic and ocean engineering facilities in the U.S.

As a member of the UCACN, Blumberg will provide subject matter expertise to inform the NCEP’s activities, particularly in the areas of ocean prediction and marine modeling and analysis.

About Stevens Institute of Technology

Stevens Institute of TechnologyThe Innovation University®, is a premier, private research university situated in Hoboken, N.J. overlooking the Manhattan skyline. Founded in 1870, technological innovation has been the hallmark and legacy of Stevens’ education and research programs for more than 140 years. Within the university’s three schools and one college, more than 6,100 undergraduate and graduate students collaborate with more than 350 faculty members in an interdisciplinary, student-centric, entrepreneurial environment to advance the frontiers of science and leverage technology to confront global challenges. Stevens is home to three national research centers of excellence, as well as joint research programs focused on critical industries such as healthcare, energy, finance, defense and STEM education. The university is the fastest-rising college in the U.S. News & World Report ranking of the best national universities, and it is consistently ranked among the nation’s elite for return on investment for students, career services programs, and mid-career salaries of alumni. Stevens is in the midst of a 10-year strategic plan, The Future. Ours to Create., designed to further extend the Stevens legacy to create a forward-looking and far-reaching institution with global impact.