We are delighted to introduce one of the newest GHRSST Science Team members, Olafur Jonasson. He is a Senior Support Scientist at NOAA, who plays a role in the development, maintenance, and documentation of scientific code related to satellite SST retrievals and collation.

Armed with a Ph.D. in Physics from the University of Wisconsin – Madison, Olafur brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to the field. His professional background as a Scientific Programmer has laid the foundation for his current endeavors, focusing on the collation of SST data, SST retrievals, and SST validation.

Olafur’s journey with the GHRSST Community began in 2017, through his work at the NOAA SST group. Since then, he has become an integral member of the GHRSST Science Team, actively contributing to the GHRSST Community’s capacity building activities and research. As part of the GHRSST24 International SST Users’ and Science Team Meeting, Olafur held a training for Indian students on ARMS ACSPO.

As a member of the GHRSST Science Team, Olafur is particularly excited about engaging with fellow scientists in the community who share similar research goals.

For early-career scientists and researchers entering the field, Olafur offers insightful advice—emphasizing the importance of staying up-to-date on SST literature by regularly reading recent publications. This commitment to ongoing learning and engagement is a testament to Olafur’s own approach to his work and serves as valuable guidance for those embarking on their scientific journeys.

If you are interested in reaching out to Olafur Jonasson or learning more about his work, feel free to contact him at olafur.jonasson@noaa.gov. Join us in welcoming Olafur Jonasson as we continue to shine a spotlight on the newest members driving innovation in the field of SST research and collaboration in the GHRSST Community!