Dr. Richard I. Crouthamel, D.Sc., is the Executive Director of the International Environmental Data Rescue Organization.
Rick retired in 2005 from the NOAA’s National Weather Service (NWS) after 32 years, where he had been a manager in International Activities for twenty five years.
For the last 10 years, he has concentrated on locating and rescuing historic weather observations worldwide and providing those data to NOAA’s National Climatic Data Center for digitizing and entering those data into NOAA’s world database.
Under his leadership at IEDRO, over 300,000 upper-air observations from Africa and over 700,000 surface observations from South and Central America have been rescued. As Executive Director of IEDRO, Rick has overseen rescue sites in:
- Dominican Republic
- El Salvador
Rick has extensive experience as a speaker at conferences, college classes, projects countries and community meetings. Write to him at firstname.lastname@example.org
His recent speaking engagements include:
- World Meteorology Organization, May 2008 – PDF
- Bamako, Mali., May 13-15, 2008 – PDF
- Speech published, Why Data Rescue and Digitization (DR&R) Efforts Need Non-Profit Organizations, November 2007 – PDF
- 89th American Meteorological Society Annual Meeting, January 2009 – PDF
- ACRE meeting, May 2009 – PDF
- Trip to El Salvador, December 2009 – PDF
- Trip to Paraguay, April 2010 – PDF
- Asia–Pacific Network for Global Change Workshop, September 2010 – WEB
- Malawi trip, July 2010 – WEB