JAY S PEARLMAN is an adjunct Professor at the University of Colorado and co-owner of J&F Enterprise. Until his recent retirement, he was Chief Engineer of Network Centric Operations Capabilities at Boeing and a Boeing Technical Fellow. Dr. Pearlman’s background includes sensors, remote sensing, ocean and information systems. Dr. Pearlman is active in systems of systems architecture and information systems development for large-scale national and global applications including advancing ocean and coastal information systems.
Jay was a member of the UNESCO GOOS Science Steering Committee, a member of IOC JCOMM panel on Industry and a member of the US national committee of the Scientific Committee on Ocean Research (SCOR). Dr. Pearlman was on the National Academies Ocean Studies Board and on the Space Studies Board Committee on Earth Observation. He was a co-organizer of the NRC Oceanography 2025 workshop sponsored by the US ONR.
Jay is co-PI of an NSF project for EarthCube Broker development and was a work package lead for the FP7 Project, EuroGEOSS. He is also active in assessments of the impacts of environmental information on society and was a co-organizer of international workshops on the subject in 2011, 2012 and 2013. He is a member of the OGC Global Advisory Committee addressing the needs and applications of standards for geospatial information.
Dr. Pearlman has a Ph.D. from the University of Washington and a B.S. from the California Institute of Technology. He has more than 80 publications and 25 US and international patents.
Dr. Williams’ current position is WHOI emeritus after more than thirty years of active research and management at WHOI. His current research activities are in underwater current sensors and technology development for in-situ ocean sensors. He is also active in leading IEEE OES in addressing a broad range of ocean technologies. These are types of technology that are relevant to ocean observation and to the Network objectives of improving ocean data and information. He has extensive organizing experience of workshops, conferences and leadership, all of which directly apply to the Network capacity building and management activities. His current areas of focus include:
- Sustaining observations, stimulating interdisciplinary cooperation
- Stimulating interdisciplinary cooperation
- Open exchange of data
- Promoting interoperability
- Flow of observation information
- Capacity building