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Ray Toll


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Ray Toll

ODU Navy NOAA Liaison

M.S., Naval Postgraduate School (1986)
B.S., University of Utah (1978)


I am a retired Navy Captain, and have worked in the fields of Meteorology and Oceanography since 1978. I received my Bachelor of Science in Meteorology from the University of Utah in 1978, and my Masters of Science in Meteorology and Oceanography from the Naval Postgraduate School in 1986. I have authored several papers on the Navy's Operational Global Atmospheric Prediction System (NOGAPS).

Since 2004, I have worked in industry (SAIC as NOAA Account Manager and Computer Sciences Corporation on the NDBC contract), and since this past June I am employed by the Old Dominion Research Foundation. I serve on several panels and organizations supporting and advocating for a sustained, operational ocean observing capability. I am active in the Marine Technology Society as a board member (VP for Industry and Technology) and the American Meteorological Society (AMS). I chaired OCEANS 2012 ( www.oceans12mtsieeehamptonroads.org) to highlight to the international and national community and local leadership NOAA's leadership in integrated ocean observing, climate change and sea level rise.

I currently manage the QA/QC of Real Time Ocean Data (QARTOD) project for the US IOOS program office, and working the interface between Navy, NOAA, the cities of Norfolk and Virginia Beach, and ODU on sea level rise and climate change. I am also on the Board of Trustees for the Virginia Aquarium and Marine Science Center, and the Middle Atlantic Coastal Ocean Observing System (MARACOOS), see www.maracoos.org. In 2014, I will be supporting ODU's Military Affairs Panel as a Navy liaison for ODURF.

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