Martin Yapur brings 20 years of experience to NESDIS ever since he started as an intern with the NOAA Educational Partnership Program with Minority Serving Institutions (EPP/MSI). He serves as the Acting Division Chief of the Policies, Procedures, And Systems Assurance (PPSAD) where he hopes to integrate an optimize all of NESDIS’ forward thinking, and advanced planning into insight, knowledge and sound information for decision making.
Prior to this post, Martin served as the Deputy Director at the Interagency Meteorological Coordination Office-IMCO (OSTP-NOAA) where he continues to provide support to the White House - Interagency Council for Advancing Meteorological Services (ICAMS). Martin has also served as the Chief of the Technology, Planning and Integration for Observations (TPIO) where he oversaw the development of NOAA's Integrated Environmental Observation and System Enterprise Architecture.
Martin has been at the forefront of the collection, standardization, configuration management, and assessment of NOAA’s observations, which consists of the blueprint, standards, processes, and investments needed to build and sustain a mission-effective, integrated, adaptable, and affordable observing systems portfolio. Born and raised in La Paz, Bolivia, Martin obtained his Bachelor’s degree in Biology from Universidad Mayor de San Andrés (UMSA) and his Master’s degree in Atmospheric Science and Remote Sensing from the City College of New York.