Matt “Marty” Martinsen works as a Professional Research Assistant through CIRES at the Mauna Loa Observatory. He works to maintain, calibrate, and repair GMD and collaborate projects. Additional responsibilities include, Safety Officer, promoting the NOAA mission through outreach and tours, and contributing to facility maintenance and repair.
Background: Marty previously worked at the Barrow Observatory as both an Electronics Technician and Station Chief. In 2012, he received an Administrators Award for hosting STEM and Climate Change camps in collaboration with Ilisagvik Tribal College.