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GLIN==> NOAA's National Ocean Service Adds Regional Coordinator for the Great Lakes

NOAA's National Ocean Service Adds Program-Wide Regional Coordinator for the Great Lakes  

In July of 2008, NOAA’s National Ocean Service (NOS) placed Heather Stirratt as the new NOS Great Lakes regional coordinator.  Part of NOAA, NOS delivers a dynamic range of nation-wide coastal and Great Lakes scientific, technical, and resource management services in support of safe, healthy and productive oceans and coasts. Ms. Stirratt has worked with NOAA for almost 10 years.  She has experience working for the National Marine Fisheries Service as a Fisheries Management Specialist and with NOS as Special Assistant to the Assistant Administrator.  The Assistant Administrator for NOS, John H. Dunnigan, recently stated that, “We know that our mission in the Great Lakes is extensive across NOS programs. We are pleased to offer Great Lake constituents a new way of interacting with us."


As an employee of the NOAA Coastal Services Center, Ms. Stirratt is working to better integrate NOS programs and enhance connections with customers and partners.  This position will be key in building partnership bridges at the local level and elevating NOAA’s Ocean Service's work in the Great Lakes region. 


Ms. Stirratt holds a Masters degree in Marine Affairs, with specialties in fisheries management and ocean and coastal law, from the University of Rhode Island and a B.A. in Marine Affairs from the University of Miami.  Ms. Stirratt is collocated with NOAA’s National Operational Hydrologic Remote Sensing Center in Chanhassen, MN, where she can be contacted at 952-361-6610 ext 231 or Heather.Stirratt@noaa.gov