Four ERT Staff Named NESDIS Employees of the Year

ERT is proud to announce that Jeff Bliss, Heather Brown, Pichai Polprasert, and Ken Roberts were among those named Outstanding Information Technology and Engineering Employees of the Year by NOAA’s National Environmental Satellite, Data, and Information Service. All four support the Data Stewardship Division of the National Centers for Environmental Information in Asheville, North Carolina, and were honored for “consistent collaboration and hard work in development of an enterprise system to ingest environmental data to the NCEI Archive.” Citation letters received by the team credits them for making the common ingest system operational; allowing NCEI to handle more types of data while preserving flexibility and scalability.

Bliss, a Data Ingest Software Developer; Brown, a Metadata and Archive Specialist; Polprasert, a Programmer/Analyst; and Roberts, a Senior Data Ingest Software and Web Developer, were honored at NESDIS’s annual employee recognition and awards ceremony on November 7, 2017.