Science Applications International Corp. announced the appointment of Stephen Ambrose to the newly created position of Chief Climate Scientist. In this role, Ambrose will lead SAIC’s climate program to provide government and industry clients with solutions to solve some of the most difficult problems facing the company.
Ambrose brings over 40 years of science and technology experience to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), NASA, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), the Department of the Interior and in the private sector where he has shaped and led the efforts. apply technology and analysis to government missions regarding climate-related challenges. His experience will guide SAIC’s efforts to support government clients as they deliver solutions to address the impacts of climate on land, air, sea, wildlife, and civilizations around the world. It will also promote solutions to measure and address climate challenges, leveraging SAIC’s solutions and capabilities in data science, modeling, artificial intelligence, machine learning and analytics.
“Climate change is one of the great challenges of our time, with government organizations at the forefront of efforts to address related issues,” said Bob Genter, President of SAIC Defense and Civilian Sector. “Stephen brings a wealth of experience and expertise to SAIC as we continue to help our clients meet this challenge with tailored solutions for all levels of climate and disaster risk and adaptation. “
Prior to his new role at SAIC, Ambrose was Senior Advisor and Program Manager at General Dynamics Information Technology. In this role, he supported the work of the company by providing scientific modeling, application development, web design, visualization, computer science and statistical support to the office of research and development laboratories of the ‘EPA and EPA offices nationwide.
His government career with NOAA spanned 25 years as a physicist, meteorologist, head of satellite data operations and deputy of the NOAA satellite data and product archive. At NASA, Ambrose served for 10 years as program director for disasters, homeland security and water resources and as director of aerospace engineering studies supporting future earth science missions to the NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center. Among his many career awards, he received the NOAA Bronze Medal for Wildland Fire Fighting and the NASA Medal of Excellence for his work related to disaster reduction.
Ambrose holds a Bachelor of Science in Physical Science from the University of Maryland with additional studies in Climatology in the Department of Geography at the University of Maryland Graduate School.
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