Shaun Dolk

Shaun Dolk, PhD.

Manager of Drifter Operations Center, Physical Oceanography Division 


4301 Rickenbacker Causeway
Miami, Florida 33149

Shaun Dolk is the Manager of the Drifter Operations Center for NOAA’s Global Drifter Program.

2014, M.P.S Weather, Climate, & Society, University of Miami’s Rosensteil School of Marine and Atmospheric Science, Virginia Key, FL

2003, B.S. Biology, University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM

Department of Commerce Bronze Medal 2022

For scientific achievement in the design and implementation of the complex Atlantic Tradewind Ocean-atmosphere Mesoscale Interaction Campaign.

NOAA Team Member of the Month July 2014

For professionalism, commitment to excellence, and outreach efforts including support of NOAA’s “Adopt a Drifter” program which helps school children learn about the ocean by adopting and tracking their very own drifting buoy.