Frank Niepold is the climate education coordinator at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration 's Climate Program Office in Silver Spring, Maryland.
Niepold also leads the eduction section of NOAA's public data and information web portal, Climate.gov, and is a cochair of the U.S. Global Change Research Program's Education Interagency Working Group. In addition, he jas served as the U.S. Climate Action Report Education, Training, and Outreach chapter lead for the U.N. Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), an education and youth delegate for the United States at the 2015 Conference of Parties (COP21), and a member of the Federal Steering Committee for the Fourth National Climate Assessment (NCA4).
At NOAA, he develops and implements NOAA's climate goal education and outreach efforts that specifically relate to NOAA's climate goal and literacy objective.
Additionally, he is the managing lead of the U.S. Global Change Research Program document, "Climate Literacy: The Essential Principles of Climate Science."
He is a current cochair for the Climate Literacy and Energy Awareness Network (CLEAN).