John G.W. Kelley is a application meteorologist and coastal modeler with NOAA/National Ocean Service's Coastal Marine Modeling Branch within the Coast Survey Development Lab. He has a Ph.D. in Atmospheric Sciences from the Ohio State University and M.S. in Meteorology and M.P.A. from Penn State University. He is involved in the development. testing, and implementation of NOS's operational numerical ocean forecast modeling systems for estuaries, the coastal ocean and the Great Lakes. He is the project manager for nowCOAST, a GIS-based web mapping portal to real-time coastal observations, warnings, and forecasts. Dr. Kelley is also working with JHC/CCOM's visualization laboratory to improve the display of real-time oceanographic forecast guidance from NOS and NWS oceanographic and weather prediction forecast modeling systems. Dr. Kelley teaches the marine weather section of the Seamanship class for graduate students in ocean mapping. Before joining NOS, Dr. Kelley was a postdoctoral scientist with the Ocean Modeling Branch at the NWS' National Centers for Environmental Prediction in Maryland.