Pedro Pena

Pedro Pena, Ph.D.

Computer Engineer, Physical Oceanography Division


4301 Rickenbacker Causeway
Miami, Florida 33149

Standardization usually means less maintenance.”

Pedro Pena is a computer engineer at NOAA’s Atlantic Oceanographic and Meteorological Laboratory (AOML). He is a part of engineering group in the Physical Oceanography Division of the lab. Pedro’s work consists of developing and maintaining hardware and software to help scientists gather the data they need for their research.

B.S. Computer Engineering, Florida International University, Miami FL

Iridium modem package for XBT transmissions.

An inexpensive replacement for the Sippican MK21 which is used to make XBT Measurements.

Data pod boards.

Java based Oxygen titration program.

IES telemetry software.

Java based library to encode/decode XBT profiles.

C++ based library to encode/decode XBT profiles.

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 Administrator Award 2016

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