Geoscientist Contractor and Manager, Technical Services - National Snow and Ice Data Center
David Gallaher is a Senior Associate Scientist, Manager, Information Technology Services, National Snow and Ice Data Center (NSIDC), Cooperative Institute for Environmental Sciences (CIRES), University of Colorado, Boulder, CO.
David Gallaher has more than 30 years experience in Geosciences, IT technology and remote sensing. He has been at the National Snow and Ice Data Center in Boulder, Colorado since 2007 as the Technical Services Manager and Project Scientist Principle Investigator. He has served in a variety of remote sensing roles with NASA, DOE, DOD, NSF, state, local government and the private sector. He built an NSF funded “Green Data Center” prototype at NSIDC that reduced the power consumption for cooling by 91% and total energy by 70%. The project won many awards including Governors’ sustainability award and the Uptime Institutes’ data center retrofit award. This design has been used in many other facilities and countries.
B.S., Geology, University of Illinois, 1979
M.S., Geology, Northern Arizona University, 1984