Ellyn Montgomery

Manages the USGS Oceanographic time-series data collection at https://stellwagen.er.usgs.gov/


Ellyn Montgomery has studied the oceans for more than 35 years.  She has worked with a variety of oceanographic instrument systems, and been responsible for all aspects of instrument programming, data collection, analysis, archival and distribution for a number of oceanographic research programs.   She joined USGS in 2006 and works on a variety of tasks from data collection, analysis and processing to management of oceanographic time-series observations collected in support of sediment transport research since the 1970s.  These observations are served using Open Source software components and Open Geopatial Consortium (OGC) standards to enhance accessibility and interoperability.   Data management topics of interest include THREDDS, ISO 19115-2 metadata, use of web services to distribute data, and geoinformatics.  

Ellyn is also a software developer for Windows and Linux who has written everything from board-level control code to graphical data visualization tools.  Programming languages include Matlab, C, Perl, Python, shell scripting and others.  

Recent Accomplishments


Professional Studies/Experience

  • Marine Metadata Interoperability (MMI) Guides team member
  • USGS Community for Data Integration member
  • USGS Coastal and Marine Geology program Data Management Plan steering commit


Professional societies/affiliations/committees/editorial boards

Honors, awards, recognition, elected offices