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NOAA Oceanic and Atmospheric Research Atlantic Oceanographic and Meteorological Laboratory scientist Howard A. Friedman, deputy director of AOML’s Hurricane Research Division, has been named as the winner of American Meteorological Society's Dr. Charles E. Anderson Award for 2006.

This award is given to an individual in recognition of outstanding contributions to the promotion of diversity in the atmospheric and related sciences and broader communities through education and community service. The award presentation includes a wooden book inscribed “For his sustained commitment to fostering inclusiveness and diversity in all its forms within the atmospheric sciences,” and was presented to Friedman at the 87th AMS Annual Meeting in San Antonio, Texas.

“We are very proud of Howie’s exemplary contributions to NOAA and the scientific community,” said Richard Spinrad, assistant administrator for NOAA Oceanic and Atmospheric Research. “His commitment towards fostering amicable work environments enriches NOAA’s own commitment to build and maintain a healthy and diversified workplace.”

Friedman joined NOAA in 1960 and is currently the director of AOML’s Office for Equal Employment Opportunity. He is a former member of the NOAA EEO Council, the Science Advisory Panel of the Museum of Science and Discovery, past chairperson of the AMS Board on School and Popular Meteorological and Oceanographic Education, and the AMS Board on Women and Minorities. Friedman also serves as the treasurer of the South Florida Federal Executive Board, is a member of the FEB Policy Committee and a founding member and co-chair of the FEB Interagency Mediation Council. He is an active member of the FEB Shared Neutrals Alternative Dispute Resolution Program, and a member of NOAA facilitator’s cadres.

AOML's mission is to conduct basic and applied research in oceanography, tropical meteorology, atmospheric and oceanic chemistry, and acoustics. The research seeks to understand the physical characteristics and processes of the ocean and the atmosphere, both separately and as a coupled system.

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, an agency of the U.S. Commerce Department, is celebrating 200 years of science and service to the nation. From the establishment of the Survey of the Coast in 1807 by Thomas Jefferson to the formation of the Weather Bureau and the Commission of Fish and Fisheries in the 1870s, much of America's scientific heritage is rooted in NOAA.

NOAA is dedicated to enhancing economic security and national safety through the prediction and research of weather and climate-related events and information service delivery for transportation, and by providing environmental stewardship of our nation's coastal and marine resources. Through the emerging Global Earth Observation System of Systems (GEOSS), NOAA is working with its federal partners, more than 60 countries and the European Commission to develop a global monitoring network that is as integrated as the planet it observes, predicts and protects.

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