CW3E Welcomes Douglas Alden

May 27, 2020

In August 2019, Douglas Alden joined CW3E as full-time Lead Engineer. Douglas had been working in this role part-time since July 2016, splitting his time between the Center and other research as the project lead for Scripps Engineering, Research, and Field Support. He is a UC San Diego alumnus with a degree in Applied Mechanical Engineering Science (1990). His work at CW3E builds on three decades of experience providing engineering and field project management to studies on climate science, atmospheric science and physical oceanography in the US and internationally. Douglas is a Research & Development Engineer 5, and has a strong background in instrumentation design, observational networks, and the challenges of performing field work and collecting data at remote locations worldwide from the ocean bottom to the stratosphere. Douglas’ passion is the application of modern engineering tools to advance our scientific understanding of the world around us.