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Regional Climate Services Directors

NOAA’s six Regional Climate Services Directors (RCSDs), which are part of NCEI, support the development and delivery of a wide range of place-based climate science and information products and services to help people make informed decisions. RCSDs regularly communicate with stakeholders about climate information needs, and help build and strengthen active partner networks with public and private constituents. They play a primary role in integrating the work within NOAA and among its partners engaged in developing and delivering climate services at the regional level, including the Regional Integrated Sciences and Assessment programs, Regional Climate Centers, state climatologists, the National Integrated Drought Information System as well as other agencies, institutions, and organizations. These efforts serve to increase the value of climate information to users and support more efficient, cost-effective delivery of products and services.

NCEI is committed to meeting the needs of our regional partners and users.  While we work through our hiring processes to bring in permanent RCSDs for the Western, Southern, and Alaska regions, we have assigned interim RCSDs.

Map of the NOAA's Regional Climate Services Directors

Program Coordinator

Tamara G. Houston
NOAA's National Centers for Environmental Information
151 Patton Avenue
Asheville, NC 28801
Phone: 1-828-271-4266
Email: tamara.houston@noaa.gov

NOAA's Regional Climate Services Directors

Ellen L. Mecray
NOAA Regional Climate Services Director, Eastern Region
46 Commerce Way
Norton, MA 02766
Phone: 1-508-824-5116 extension 263
Email: ellen.l.mecray@noaa.gov

Douglas R. Kluck
NOAA Regional Climate Services Director, Central Region
7220 NW 101st Terrace
Kansas City, MO 64153-2371
Phone: 1-816-994-3008
Email: doug.kluck@noaa.gov

John J. Marra
NOAA Regional Climate Services Director, Pacific Region
NESDIS/NCEI
1845 WASP Boulevard, Building 176
Honolulu, HI 96818
Phone: 1-808-725-5974
Email: john.marra@noaa.gov

Interim Regional Climate Services Directors

Hernan Garcia
NOAA Regional Climate Services Director, Alaska Region
NESDIS/NCEI
1315 East West Hwy, Bldg. SSMC3 
Silver Spring, MD 20910
Phone: 1-301-713-4856
Email: hernan.garcia@noaa.gov

Sharon Mesick 
NOAA Regional Climate Services Director, Southern Region
NESDIS/NCEI
1021 Balch Blvd 
Stennis Space Center, MS 39529
Phone: 1-228-688-2256
Email: sharon.mesick@noaa.gov

Russel Vose 
NOAA Regional Climate Services Director, Western Region
NESDIS/NCEI
151 Patton Avenue 
Asheville, NC 28801
Phone: 1-828-271-4311
Email: russell.vose@noaa.gov