Tim Owen is Executive Officer of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s National Centers for Environmental Information (NOAA/NCEI) in Asheville, North Carolina. Mr. Owen is responsible for providing operational support and strategic advice to the NCEI Director and Deputy Director. Over a career at NOAA of thirty years, Mr. Owen has worked on a variety of projects, including climate data visualization and validation, urban heat-island research, computation of climate statistics, drought web applications, organizational operations and partnerships, and customer engagement leadership.
Mr. Owen is a 1992 graduate from the Atmospheric Sciences program at UNC Asheville and holds graduate degrees in Meteorology from Penn State (M.S., 1995) and City and Regional Planning from UNC Chapel Hill (M.R.P., 2000). He has published over fifteen peer-reviewed articles in the field of applied climatology, and contributed as a research scientist to the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change process that earned the 2007 Nobel Peace Prize.