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Gijs de Boer (PhD 2009 Atmospheric and Oceanic Science, University of Wisconsin - Madison) is a Research Scientist in the Cooperative Institute for Research in Environmental Sciences (CIRES) and NOAA Physical Sciences Laboratory. His current research includes the development and deployment of innovative observing technologies, including UAS, for Earth system research. These systems are used to provide unique perspectives on the physics of the atmosphere and ocean in support of advanced understanding and prediction of weather and climate.
Dr. de Boer served as the chair for the International Society for Atmospheric Research using Remotely-piloted Aircraft (ISARRA) in 2018, hosting the international group’s annual meeting at the University of Colorado. He has additionally chaired a successful repeating session on the use of Uncrewed Aircraft Systems in atmospheric research at the American Geophysical Union (AGU) fall meeting, and additionally supported sessions on innovative Earth System observing at a host of international meetings. He is additionally a US representative to the atmosphere working group of the International Arctic Science Committee (IASC), a co-lead of the atmosphere collaboration team of the US Interagency Arctic Research Policy Committee (IARPC), and co-lead of the US Department of Energy’s Atmospheric System Research High Latitude processes Working Group. He is a current member of the NCAR Earth Observing Laboratory Observing Facilities Assessment Panel (OFAP).
In 2016, Dr. de Boer was awarded the Presidential Early Career Award in Science and Engineering by President Barack Obama.