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Data to Decisions: Putting NOAA Data to Work 
Virtual workshop  August 17-21, 2020

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Kari Sheets

NOAA National Weather Service
Weather Information Distribution Services Branch Chief, Acting

Kari Sheets has worked for NOAA for 20 years mostly focused on Geographic Information Systems (GIS). Kari started her career in the National Weather Service (NWS) Meteorological Development Lab as a Model Output Statistics (MOS) developer where she developed GIS techniques to help fill in gaps in weather data for the original gridded MOS (GMOS) system.  She completed two details with the National Ocean Service during the Deep Water Horizon Oil Spill Response as a lead for the government common operating picture, the Environmental Response Management Application (ERMAⓇ).  

Kari also completed a detail to Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Region 2’s Geographic Information Systems (GIS) team.  Ms. Sheets then served as the technical advisor to the NWS Office of Science and Technology (OST) Director before transferring to NOS as the ERMA project manager for two years.  Kari transferred back to NWS to lead the GIS team for the Integrated Dissemination Program.  The team manages the GIS web services, the Damage Assessment Toolkit, and the NWS National GIS Map Viewer (the Viewer) all of which are hosted on the public cloud.   Kari is currently the Acting Branch Chief for the NWS Office of Dissemination’s Weather Information Distribution Services (WIDS) Branch.

Ms. Sheets holds a BS in Atmospheric Science from the University of Louisiana at Monroe and a Master of Engineering in Geographic Systems from the University of Colorado at Denver.  Kari is a NOAA Leadership Competency Development Program (LCDP), 7th Wave Cohort alumni.  She also holds Professional Project Manager(PMP) and Federal Acquisition Certification for Program and Project Managers (FAC-P/PM) certificates. 

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