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Zdenka Saba Willis is director of the Integrated Ocean Observing System (IOOS) Program within the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). Willis formerly served as director of NOAA’s National Oceanographic Data Center and she is a retired U.S. Navy captain with career service as a meteorology and oceanography officer.

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On April 20, 2010 the Deepwater Horizon drilling rig exploded, killing 11 people and causing 4.9 million barrels of crude oil to be released into the Gulf of Mexico. The Gulf oil spill is the largest marine oil spill in history and will result in long-lasting impacts to the economy and the environment of the […]

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