Jaya Nair

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Jaya Nair

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


4301 Rickenbacker Causeway
Miami, Florida 33149

Jaya Nair is a Research Associate III at the University of Miami’s Cooperative Institute of Marine and Atmospheric Studies (CIMAS) and the Physical Oceanography Division of NOAA’s Atlantic Oceanographic and Meteorological Laboratory (AOML). Jaya Nair is a software engineer and she works on design, development, and maintenance of various software applications at the US DAC for the US Argo project.

Current Work

US Argo project

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2006, Bachelor of Technology in Information Technology, Mahatma Gandhi University, Kerala, India

2011, Masters in Computer Science, Texas A&M University – Commerce, Texas, USA

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Administrator’s Award 2022 

For outstanding advances in the U.S. ocean observing and processing of biogeochemical Argo float data, leading to a new era of global oceanography.

Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Corporate Innovation Award 2022

For innovation in large-scale autonomous observations in oceanography with global impacts in marine and climate science and technology.