Philip Mote is the director of OCS and OCCRI, as well as a professor in the College of Earth, Ocean, and Atmospheric Sciences. His current research interests include regional climate modeling with a superensemble generated by volunteers’ personal computers, and the influence of climate change on western US snowpack. He is the co-leader of the NOAA-funded Climate Impacts Research Consortium (CIRC) for the Northwest, and also of the Northwest Climate Science Center for the US Department of the Interior. He has served as a lead author for the Fourth and Fifth Assessment Reports of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), on three US National Climate Assessments, and seven reports of the National Academy of Sciences. He is President-Elect of the Global Environmental Change Focus Group of the American Geophysical Union. He earned a BA in Physics from Harvard University and a PhD in Atmospheric Sciences from the University of Washington. He is the former Washington State Climatologist.
Kathie Dello is the Associate Director of the Oregon Climate Change Research Institute and the Deputy Director of the Oregon Climate Service, which is the state climate office for Oregon. She is interested in working in the science/policy interface, and frequently visits and consults with local, state, and federal agencies around the region on a variety of climate and water issues. A bit of a weather nut, she is a go-to source on all things Oregon weather and climate. Kathie is a skilled climate communicator. She is featured often in the press and gives multiple talks around the region and country. Kathie maintains an active social media presence on her twitter account, @kathiedello.
She received a Bachelors in Atmospheric Science and Masters in Geography from the University at Albany (SUNY). She has completed most of the requirements toward a PhD in Environmental Sciences at Oregon State University. In her free time, Kathie likes to explore the Pacific Northwest, practice barre3, and gather around good food and drink.