Precision Marine Navigation Program Manager, Office of Coast Survey, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
Darren Wright is the Precision Marine Navigation Program Manager for the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's (NOAA) Office of Coast Survey. In this position Darren aims to consolidate NOAA's marine navigational information such as electronic navigation charts (ENCs), water level, currents, and marine weather forecasts into an internationally standard format (S-100) that is machine readable for easy access by navigation system manufacturers and other marine entities. Darren has been with NOAA since 1984 and has worked in operational oceanography and meteorology for over 39 years. Prior to this position Darren worked at NOAA's National Weather Service as their National Marine Program Manager where he sought to improve marine forecasting products and services. Before that he served at NOAA’s National Ocean Service as their Maritime Services Program Manager where he oversaw the Physical Oceanographic Real-Time System (PORTS®), current survey, hydrodynamic modeling, and meteorological programs.