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Staff Spotlight: Welcome Back, Jim Rosenberg

MAY 6, 2019 — Lieutenant Commander Jim Rosenberg re-joined OR&R in April. He is the new scientific support coordinator for the Northwest Continental U.S.

A man and two girls posing for a photo with mountains in the background.
Jim Rosenberg and his two daughters.

He is excited for this opportunity to continue to work in the field of environmental response and protect such a beautiful area of the country.

“When I started becoming involved in marine environmental response in the Coast Guard about 15 years ago, I recognized that the NOAA SSCs had a fascinating job in that they got to be involved in both emergency management and all of the scientific disciplines that were involved in a response. I realized back then that it would be awesome to be a SSC someday, so I am very thankful to be part of the team again in this capacity,” he said.

Jim has worked for NOAA for nearly seven years as a NOAA Corps officer. Previous assignments in NOAA include the Aircraft Operations Center, Office of Response and Restoration Headquarters, Office of Marine and Aviation Operations, and the research vessel Ronald H. Brown.

Prior to joining NOAA, Jim was the operations manager for a marine oil spill removal organization that supported offshore oil exploration in the Chukchi and Beaufort seas. Earlier positions in the private sector involved emergency preparedness in Alaska's maritime and energy industries.

Jim served in the U.S. Coast Guard before joining NOAA, in various positions in afloat operations and marine safety, serving over seven years of active duty and five years as an actively drilling reservist.

Jim earned a master's in environmental management, and he is also a graduate of the U.S. Coast Guard Academy.

Aside from the marine sciences, his interests include competitive swimming, backpacking, travel, and general aviation.

Jim has two daughters, Anna and Rachel, who enjoy joining him on camping trips.

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