Andrew Stefanick

Andrew Stefanick

Physical Scientist, Physical Oceanography Division


4301 Rickenbacker Causeway
Miami, Florida 33149

Andrew Stefanick is a physical scientist at NOAA/AOML in the Physical Oceanography Division. He is a part of the engineering and instrumentation development group within the division. Andrew is responsible for designing, developing, and fabricating equipment for gathering data from a wide array of oceanographic areas using the latest technologies and cost effect methods in support of NOAA’s Climate mission.

Current Work

Western Boundary Time Series Project

Gulf of Mexico Ecosystems and Carbon (GOMECC)

Global Ocean Ship-Based Hydrographic Investigations Program (GO-SHIP)

PIRATA Northeast Extension 

XBT Expendable Bathythermograph program

2005, B.S. Environmental Science, Florida International University, Miami, FL

Large Format CTD Rosette new design, fabrication and implementation

ABIISS Datapod system design and fabrication

Extended XBT autolauncher

CODE coastal drifter design and fabrication

27N WBTS Pressure gauge moorings

Aquarius underwater lab instrument platform and topside power plant design, fabrication, and installation

The Oceanographic Society Ocean Observing Team Award (RAPID-MOCHA-WBTS 26°N  Team) 2021

For transforming understanding of Atlantic circulation with a breakthrough in observing system design, providing continuous, cost effective measurements.

NOAA Employee of the Month Award (August 2013) 

Andrew Stefanick 

For designing and building an enhanced CTD (Conductivity-Temperature-Depth) frame, an important and innovative piece of scientific  infrastructure.