The Northeast Climate Adaptation Science Center is pleased to announce that the United States Geological Survey has appointed Dr. David Reidmiller as the center’s Acting Federal Director. In this capacity, Dr. Reidmiller will play a major role in advancing the mission of the center by helping shape its vision, develop its strategic plan, and increase engagement within its expansive network of partners. Reidmiller has also recently assumed duties as the Acting Federal Director for the Southeast Climate Adaptation Science Center.
Prior to this appointment, Reidmiller was detailed to the U.S. Global Change Research Program at the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy, where he served as Director of the Fourth National Climate Assessment. Earlier in his career, he spent five years as the Chief Climate Scientist and Lead Climate Technology Negotiator at the U.S. Department of State. His responsibilities in this position included coordinating U.S. engagement in the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change and leading governmental negotiations related to science and technology in the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change. Reidmiller has also been an American Meteorological Society Congressional Science & Technology Policy Fellow as well a Mirzayan Fellow at the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine. He completed his Ph.D. in Atmospheric Sciences at the University of Washington in 2010.
“I am delighted to welcome Dr. Reidmiller to the Northeast CASC,” said Richard Palmer, University Director of the Northeast Climate Adaptation Science Center and Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering at the University of Massachusetts Amherst. “Dave’s wide-ranging experience working at the intersection of climate science and public policy make him ideally suited for this position. In addition to his outstanding credentials in atmospheric chemistry, Dave has acquired invaluable experience while coordinating the Fourth U.S. National Climate Assessment. As a result, he has a keen grasp of the emerging issues in climate science and has become deeply familiar with those moving the science forward. I have no doubt that he will have a tremendously positive impact on the center and look forward to working with him in the years to come. It would be impossible to imagine a better fit for this role.”