Co-lead, Extreme Weather & Wildfire Team (Weather Station Optimization)
Principal Research Scientist, Eagle Rock Analytics
Owen is the Co-lead of the Extreme Weather & Wildfire Team, responsible for designing statistical approaches to categorize fires and linking them to weather patterns. He will ensure that model and data products from the long-term modeling efforts are appropriately incorporated into Cal-Adapt, the state’s web-based climate adaptation planning tool, and that the weather and climate data feeding model development are in line with CEC-favored products and scenarios for California’s Fifth Climate Change Assessment. He is an experienced project manager with scientific expertise in global climate and is comfortable analyzing a wide range of data, including biochemical data, climate models, and remote sensing data. Owen holds a doctorate in Marine and Atmospheric Sciences from Stony Brook University and a bachelor’s in Earth and Atmospheric Sciences from Cornell University.