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Gender male
Job title Meteorologist/Marine Observation Analyst
Department Surface Oceanography Branch/Center for Coasts, Oceans and Geophysics
National Centers for Environmental Information (
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, U. S. Department of Commerce Boulder Labs 325 Broadway Boulder 80305
151 Patton Avenue
Nationality United States
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Degree BSci
Job type Research , Data Management , Other
Research Area(s) Climatology, Meteorology , Climatology, Meteorology
Research Activities Marine Observation Analyst - NCEI Marine Data Operations Coordinator and NCDC marine, national and international, point of contact. Manage ingest, processing and archiving of global marine data from multiple sources. Co-Principal Investigator (Co-PI) and NCEI representative for ICOADS and the ICOADS Value-Added Database (IVAD). Voluntary Observing Ship Climate (VOSClim) Fleet Data Assembly Center Manager. Chair: WMO/IOC JCOMM Expert Team on Marine Climatology (ETMC), 2015-Present. Member: WMO/IOC JCOMM Expert Team on Marine Climatology (ETMC), 2012-Present. Member: WMO/IOC JCOMM Task Team on the Marine Climate Data System (TT-MCDS), 2011-Present. Member: WMO/IOC JCOMM Ship Observation Team (SOT), 2008-Present. Member: WMO/IOC JCOMM Task Team on VOS Recruitment and Programme Promotion (TT-VRPP), 2011-present.
Research Region 102
Skills/Expertise Marine Data Management, Historical Data Rescue, National and International Coordination
PUBLICATIONS (as reported by Eric FREEMAN)

Freeman E, Woodruff SD, Worley SJ, Lubker SJ, Kent EC, Angel WE, Berry DI, Brohan P, Eastman R, Gates L, Gloeden W, Ji Z, Lawrimore J, Rayner NA, Rosenhagen G, Smith SR. 2015 (submitted). ICOADS Release 3.0: A major update to the historical marine climate record. In preparation for Int. J. Climatology.
Woodruff, S., S. Worley, S. Lubker, Z. Ji, E. Freeman, D. Berry, P. Brohan, E. Kent, D. Reynolds, S. Smith, C. Wilkinson, 2011: ICOADS Release 2.5: Extensions and Enhancements to the Surface Marine Meteorological Archive. International Journal of Climatology 31, 951-967, (DOI: 10.1002/joc.2103).
Wilkinson, C., S. Woodruff, P. Brohan, S. Claesson, E. Freeman, F. Koek, S. Lubker, C. Marzin, D. Wheeler, 2011: RECovery of Logbooks And International Marine Data: The RECLAIM Project. International Journal of Climatology, 31, 968-979 (DOI: 10.1002/joc.2102).
Worley S.J., S.D. Woodruff, S.J. Lubker, Z. Ji, J.E. Freeman, E.C. Kent, P. Brohan, D.I. Berry, S.R. Smith, C. Wilkinson, and R.W. Reynolds, 2010: The Role of ICOADS in the Sustained Ocean Observing System. In Proceedings of OceanObs'09: Sustained Ocean Observations and Information for Society (Vol. 2), Venice, Italy, 21-25 September 2009, Hall, J., Harrison D.E. & Stammer, D., Eds., ESA Publication WPP-306.
Freeman, J.E., H. Anderson, M. Seiderman, 2010. NOAA?s Climate Database Modernization Program Marine Data Rescue Projects. Eighth Presidential History Symposium, AMS, Atlanta, GA 18-22 January, 2010, 2.3.
Hall, A., E. Kent, D. Berry, S. North, J.E. Freeman, C. Parrett, S. Woodruff, 2010. The Voluntary Observing Ship Climate Project (VOSClim). In Proceedings of OceanObs?09: Sustained Ocean Observations and Information for Society (Vol. 1)
Freeman, J.E., T.F. Ross, 2010. ?NOAA?s Climate Database Modernization Program (CDMP): Sailing to the Future with Historical Marine Observations?. Meteorological Informationbulletin Maritime, Vol. 53 No.1. (Re-print - Originally printed in Mariners Weather Log 04/2009).
Freeman, J.E., T.F. Ross, 2009. ?NOAA?s Climate Database Modernization Program (CDMP): Sailing to the Future with Historical Marine Observations?. Mariners Weather Log, Vol. 53 No.1.
Brohan, P., R. Allan, J.E. Freeman, A.M. Waple, D. Wheeler, C. Wilkinson, and S. Woodruff, 2009: Marine observations of old weather. Bull. Amer. Meteor. Soc., 90, 219-230.
Woodruff, S., E. Freeman, C. Wilkinson, et al., 2009: ICOADS Marine Data Rescue: Status and Future CDMP Priorities (draft technical report available from http://icoads.noaa.gov/reclaim/).
? Truesdell, R., J. Cooper, J.E. Freeman, D.L. O?Connell. The Forms Tell a Tale ? Unique Weather Observing Practices of the 19th Century. Proceedings, 16th Conference of Applied Meteorology, AMS, San Antonio, TX 14-18 January, 2007, 1.3.
Brohan, P., Allan, R., Freeman, E., Wheeler, D., Wilkinson, C., and Williamson, F.: Constraining the temperature history of the past millennium using early instrumental observations, Clim. Past Discuss., 8, 1653-1685, doi:10.5194/cpd-8-1653-2012, 2012.

Group(s): IODE , JCOMM , Observations Programme Area (OPA) , Ship Observations Team (SOT) , Data Management Programme Area (DMPA) , The JCOMM Data Management Coordination Group (DMCG) , The Expert Team on Marine Climatology (ETMC) , VOSClim Project Focal Points (obsolete) , Task Team on VOS recruitment and programme promotion (TT-VOSRPP) , Task Team on Call Sign masking and encoding (TT-Masking) , Cross cutting Task Team on the Marine Climate Data System (MCDS) , IODE SG-ODSBP
Created: 2008-06-17 Last Updated: 2015-07-06 by Eric FREEMAN