Sudhir Raj Shrestha
NWS Office of Water Prediction (OWP) Web and Data Services (WDS)
Sudhir Raj Shrestha is currently serving as the Technical Manager for NWS OWP Web and Data Services program. In this role, he provides key support and leadership for the development and deployment of the Office of Water Prediction Web and Data services presence, including solutions on web and geospatial dissemination services in cloud and on-premise infrastructure to support the NWS Water Resources Program. He also provides key technical support for the Hydrologic Visualization and Inundation Services (HydroVIS) project involving cloud deployment of National Water Model (NWM) and River Forecast Center (RFC) forecast visualizations, including inundation geospatial mapping services and their dissemination via National Water Prediction Service (NWPS). As a part of the web/dissemination effort, he represents, collaborates, and creates strong stakeholder relationships with national, regional, and local partners in planning, deployment, and maintenance of national data dissemination and services. He also works with Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP), The White House to support an interagency effort on the Year of Open Science as a co-chair. He strives to make science and scientific information reachable to a larger community via American Geophysical Union (AGU), Eos magazine where he serves as Science Advisor for Informatics and guest editor for the Journal of Remote Sensing. He believes, Diversity, Equity and Inclusion is one of the important components of our work and life and Asian immigrants play an important role in government including NOAA. To foster the goal of DEIA, he actively participates in DEIA efforts and serves a co-chair for American Geophysical Union (AGU) Informatics DEI, co-chair of NWS Diversity Management Council (DMC), including serving as Executive committee member of the NOAA AAPI Employee Resource Group.
As an earth scientist, he strives to make geospatial earth science data open, easy to use with added value to large users with emphasis on the science community promoting Open Science. For more information: https://www.weather.gov/careers/physical-science-sudhir-raj-shrestha