Riverside employees earn kudos

Group of people holding trophy, close-up of hands
Group of people holding trophy, close-up of hands

Thirteen Riverside Fisheries employees were recently recognized for their outstanding work.

Kristin Hannan was honored for her role in NOAA’s Teacher at Sea (TAS) program, in which she collaborated with a fifth grade class on a coloring book about shark biology. The books were so well received that the TAS program made them available to schools throughout the country, and Kristin was invited to represent TAS at NOAA’s Open House in February. TAS also decided the coloring books would be the focus of its 25th anniversary celebration earlier this month.

 Adam Pollock, who works out of NOAA’s Southeast Fisheries Science Center in Pascagoula, MS, served a critical role as Indices Group Leader for a project that assessed the status of red grouper in the northern Gulf of Mexico. He was recognized for his analytical skills as well as his ability to mediate discussions while providing support to the National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS).

Cindy Gavins, Kelly Hoolihan, David Huddleston, Jonathan Jackson, Lauren Jackson, Jessica Kirkham, Carley Knight, Jennifer McDonald, Madalyn Meaker, Rebeca Rosado, and Emmy Wright are Riverside contactors at MSLABS whose work focuses on processing Natural Resource Damage Assessment (NRDA) plankton samples for the 2010 Horizon oil spill research in the Gulf of Mexico. They received recognition for an exceptional team effort to finalize a large amount of data for an unexpected deadline, which they did almost one month early while adhering to recently changed laboratory protocols that made the task even more challenging.

Congratulations to all for your outstanding contributions!

Riverside wins prestigious project with NOAA’s NCEI Coastal Data Development Program

Riverside Technology, inc. (Riverside) is honored to announce it was recently selected as the vendor of choice for the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s (NOAA) Center for Environmental Information (NCEI) Coastal Data Information Technology task order. Riverside is pleased to support NCEI-Stennis in their ability to meet the demand for high-value environmental data and information. Riverside teamed with General Dynamics Information Technology (GDIT), who has successfully supported NCEI’s Mississippi office since its inception in 1999.

“Riverside is excited about this opportunity to expand our support for NOAA and to extend our long-standing relationship with General Dynamics Information Technology,” says Riverside President and CEO, Dr. Larry Brazil. “Combined with our current support to NOAA’s Southeast Fisheries Science Center (SEFSC) laboratories, we are successfully expanding our Gulf Coast presence and are looking to expand it even further in the years to come.”

The NCEI Coastal Data Development (CDD) Program is a leader in integrating physical, biological, chemical, and living marine resource data, focusing on the development of products and services that bring together scientists and coastal managers in support of coastal ecological and observational data and information. Riverside will support NCEI with integrated scientific analyses of coastal and marine environmental data sets to better understand historical trends, anomalies, and the frequency of occurrences of events in large marine ecosystems.

Riverside will support NOAA’s CDD activities at the John C. Stennis Space Center in Mississippi with subject matter experts, scientists, and scientific analysts, as well as on-board support of the NOAA ship Okeanos Explorer, assigned to systematically explore our largely unknown ocean for the purpose of discovery and the advancement of knowledge. Riverside’s tasks will include project management and scientific and analytical expertise to develop coastal data and information requirements into coastal data projects, data and information management systems, geospatial data and information mapping services, scientific data documentation, and customer engagement services.

This project is through NOAA’s SciTech program, for which Riverside holds one of five contracts. The project began in May 2015 and is slated to run through the end of 2017. Riverside is fully committed to providing excellent support with low-risk, high-tech solutions and looks forward to working with GDIT and NCEI on this important work.

Information Contact:

Riverside Technology, inc.

Brian Ashe, Director of Business Development

Phone: 970-484-7573

E-mail: brian.ashe@riverside.com