Caridad Gonzalez

Research Highlights

Research Interests

Acquire and distribute reliable oceanographic and meteorological observations data to scientists working in climate research, weather forecasts, and modeling.

Caridad (Ibis) Gonzalez

Research Associate III (University of Miami/CIMAS), Physical Oceanography Division

4301 Rickenbacker Causeway
Miami, Florida 33149

“AMVERSEAS is a comprehensive computer application system used in research and commercial vessels worldwide to acquire and distribute oceanographic and meteorological observations in real-time. The system was created to assist the Ship Of Opportunity Program (SOOP) and the Voluntary Observing Ship (VOS) program in their effort to provide data to scientists working in climate research, weather forecasting, and modeling. The system also generates reports for the U.S. Coast Guard’s Automated Mutual-assistance Vessel Rescue system (AMVER) to aid in rescue missions at sea.”

Caridad Ibis Gonzalez is a Research Associate with the Cooperative Institute of Marine and Atmospheric Science (CIMAS) at the University of Miami. Caridad works in the Physical Oceanography Division at AOML developing operational applications systems to acquire, quality control and distribute oceanographic and meteorological observations in the effort to provide data to scientists working in climate research, weather forecasting, and modeling. She developed AMVERSEAS which is an applications system used for oceanographic and meteorological data acquisition, data processing, data recording, and data transmission in real-time.

Current Work

Development and maintenance of AMVERSEAS which is an applications system used for oceanographic and meteorological data acquisition, data processing, data recording, and data transmission in real-time. This system operates on vessels worldwide.

Applying the quality control (QC) in delay mode (DM) of data recorded by XBTs in order to generate a reliable data set using selfs developed tools by the NOAA/AOML/PhOD division.

Creating and maintaining up to date divisional  NOAA/AOML High Density XBT Transects web pages to provide easy access to the XBTs data generated from fixed predetermined transects.

Developing and maintenance of a visual scientific QC application for Hurricane Glider data in DM.

Applying the QC in DM of around 1,300 drifting buoys generated data of the Global Drifter Program. Through the QC update (which is conducted quarterly), data of new deployed buoys, dead or grounded buoys, and all currently active buoys have to be processed.

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1985, B.S. Computer Science/Mathematics, University of Havana, Cuba

2009, Accounting, The English Center, M-DCPS, Miami, Florida

NOAA Employee & Team Member of the Month April 2016

For developing software for a project that has  improved how ocean temperature data from  expendable bathythermographs are transmitted by shifting to the Iridium satellite  network.

NOAA Administrator’s Award 2016

For developing and implementing an Iridium-based, real-time transmission system for oceanographic and meteorological observations from ships.