Mark Svoboda

Mark Svoboda

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Title Climatologist
Address 815 Hardin Hall
3310 Holdrege Street
Lincoln NE
68583-0988
Phone 402-472-8238
FAX 402-472-2946
E-mail msvoboda2@unl.edu
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Mark Svoboda, climatologist, is the Monitoring Program Area Leader for the National Drought Mitigation Center, which is based in the School of Natural Resources. He has been with the NDMC since it was established in 1995, and has been one of the U.S. Drought Monitor authors since it was established in 1999. Svoboda serves on the National Integrated Drought Information System (NIDIS) Implementation Team and co-chairs the NIDIS Portal Development Team. As of January 2010, Svoboda was serving on the American Meteorological Society's Applied Climate Committee for a three-year term and is helping lead the effort on updating AMS's Statement on Drought.

Before joining the NDMC in June 1995, Svoboda worked for two years with the Midwest National Technical Center of the USDA-Soil Conservation Service in Lincoln as a GIS/Climate Specialist. He served as regional coordinator for the center's Global Positioning Systems program, and worked extensively on agro-climatic modeling.

Education

  • M.A. in 1992 in geography with remote sensing, climatology, and GIS specialization from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. Thesis examined the relationships between AVHRR satellite imagery and vegetative response to rainfall, using the normalized difference vegetation index.
  • B.S. in 1989 in geography with a specialization in climatology and a minor in meteorology-climatology.

Other Areas of Interest

Climatology, Drought, Water management

SNR Areas of Expertise

Keyword Expert Level

10 - Top Expert
1 - Mild Interest

Drought

8

Weather

7

Climate

6

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Currently this page only displays grants that were awarded on 1/1/2009 to the present. If a grant was awarded prior to 1/1/2009 and is still active, it will not be displayed on this page.

Grant Title Tech Assist on Drought Preparedness
Starting Date 7/1/2014
Principal Investigators
Mike Hayes
Co-PIs
Brian Fuchs
Cody Knutson
Kelly Smith
Mark Svoboda
Ending Date 6/30/2015
Funding Level $25,000.00
Funding Source World Bank Group

 
Grant Title Drought Impacts: DRIVER (additional funding)
Starting Date 9/1/2013
Principal Investigators
Cody Knutson
Co-PIs
Mark Svoboda
Ending Date 8/31/2016
Funding Level $193,347.00
Funding Source National Science Foundation

 
Grant Title NOAA High Plains Regional Climate Center (additional funding)
Starting Date 10/1/2013
Principal Investigators
Martha Shulski
Co-PIs
Brian Fuchs
Mark Svoboda
Ending Date 3/31/2015
Funding Level $129,050.00
Funding Source National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

 
Grant Title Improving U.S. Drought Monitoring
Starting Date 7/16/2014
Principal Investigators
Mike Hayes
Co-PIs
Brian Fuchs
Mark Svoboda
Ending Date 7/15/2015
Funding Level $240,000.00
Funding Source Department of Agriculture

 
Grant Title ESI Rapid Drought Onset (additional funding)
Starting Date 9/1/2014
Principal Investigators
Mark Svoboda
Co-PIs
Brian Wardlow
Ending Date 8/31/2015
Funding Level $21,300.00
Funding Source US Department of Commerce - National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

 
Grant Title ET Mapping Over North America
Starting Date 12/31/2013
Principal Investigators
Brian Wardlow
Co-PIs
Mark Svoboda
Ending Date 12/12/2016
Funding Level $106,576.00
Funding Source National Aeronautics and Space Administration

 
Grant Title Tech Assist on Drought Preparedness
Starting Date 10/3/2013
Principal Investigators
Mike Hayes
Co-PIs
Brian Fuchs
Cody Knutson
Kelly Smith
Mark Svoboda
Ending Date 6/30/2014
Funding Level $40,000.00
Funding Source World Bank Group - IBRD

 
Grant Title NDMC Drought Information Services for Agriculture
Starting Date 9/27/2013
Principal Investigators
Mike Hayes
Co-PIs
Brian Fuchs
Mark Svoboda
Ending Date 9/26/2014
Funding Level $200,000.00
Funding Source Department of Agriculture

 
Grant Title Drought Information Service
Starting Date 10/1/2013
Principal Investigators
Mike Hayes
Co-PIs
Bathke, Deborah
Brian Fuchs
Cody Knutson
Mark Svoboda
Tsegaye Tadesse
Ending Date 9/30/2014
Funding Level $739,809.00
Funding Source US Department of Commerce - National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

 
Grant Title Rapid Response Drought Monitoring (additional funding)
Starting Date 8/14/2012
Principal Investigators
Brian Wardlow
Co-PIs
Brian Fuchs
Mike Hayes
Mark Svoboda
Tsegaye Tadesse
Ending Date 8/13/2016
Funding Level $324,564.00
Funding Source National Aeronautics and Space Administration

 
Grant Title Drought Impacts: DRIVER
Starting Date 9/1/2013
Principal Investigators
Cody Knutson
Co-PIs
Mark Svoboda
Ending Date 8/31/2016
Funding Level $165,615.00
Funding Source National Science Foundation

 
Grant Title 2013 Workshop on Remote Sensing for Drought Monitoring and Water Resources Applications
Starting Date 8/15/2013
Principal Investigators
Mark Svoboda
Co-PIs
Brian Wardlow
Ending Date 10/1/2013
Funding Level $24,553.00
Funding Source National Aeronautics and Space Administration

 
Grant Title Collaboration WI: Facilitating Adaptive Management under Conditions of Rapid Drought Onset using the Goes-Based Evaporative Stress Index
Starting Date 8/1/2013
Principal Investigators
Mark Svoboda
Co-PIs
Brian Wardlow
Ending Date 7/31/2015
Funding Level $20,737.00
Funding Source National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

 
Grant Title Moisture into NLDAS (additional funding)
Starting Date 9/1/2013
Principal Investigators
Brian Wardlow
Co-PIs
Mark Svoboda
Ending Date 8/31/2014
Funding Level $37,491.00
Funding Source National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

 
Grant Title ET Mapping Over North America
Starting Date 6/22/2012
Principal Investigators
Brian Wardlow
Co-PIs
Mark Svoboda
Brian Fuchs
Tsegaye Tadesse
Karin Callahan
Ending Date 6/21/2013
Funding Level $29,144.00
Funding Source University of Maryland

 
Grant Title National Drought Mitigation Center Drought Risk Atlas
Starting Date 8/1/2012
Principal Investigators
Mark Svoboda
Co-PIs
Brian Fuchs
Martha Shulski
Ending Date 7/31/2014
Funding Level $127,186.00
Funding Source National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

 
Grant Title Stakeholder Workshop (additional funding)
Starting Date 10/1/2010
Principal Investigators
Cody Knutson
Co-PIs
Mark Svoboda
Ending Date 10/9/2012
Funding Level $13,367.00
Funding Source University of Idaho

 
Grant Title Evapotranspiration & Drought Monitor
Starting Date 8/24/2012
Principal Investigators
Brian Wardlow
Co-PIs
Mark Svoboda
Ending Date 8/22/2013
Funding Level $8,864.00
Funding Source US Department of Commerce - National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

 
Grant Title Rapid Response Drought Monitoring
Starting Date 8/14/2012
Principal Investigators
Brian Wardlow
Co-PIs
Mike Hayes
Mark Svoboda
Tsegaye Tadesse
Ending Date 8/13/2013
Funding Level $121,082.00
Funding Source National Aeronautics and Space Administration

 
Grant Title Moisture in to NLDAS (additional funding)
Starting Date 8/1/2012
Principal Investigators
Brian Wardlow
Co-PIs
Mark Svoboda
Ending Date 8/31/2013
Funding Level $36,519.00
Funding Source US Department of Commerce - National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

 
Grant Title Stakeholder Workshop
Starting Date 10/1/2010
Principal Investigators
Cody Knutson
Co-PIs
Mark Svoboda
Ending Date 10/9/2012
Funding Level $13,367.00
Funding Source University of Idaho

 
Grant Title NOAA High Plains Regional Climate Center
Starting Date 12/31/2011
Principal Investigators
Martha Shulski
Co-PIs
Deborah Bathke
Mike Hayes
Mark Svoboda
Ending Date 3/31/2013
Funding Level $829,888.00
Funding Source National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

 
Grant Title Dual Assimiliation of Microwave and Thermal-Infrared Satellite Observations of Soil Moisture
Starting Date 9/1/2011
Principal Investigators
Brian Wardlow
Co-PIs
Mark Svoboda
Ending Date 8/31/2012
Funding Level $4,365.00
Funding Source National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

 
Grant Title NIDIS Portal Content Development and Help Desk Support (additional funding)
Starting Date 8/15/2009
Principal Investigators
Mark Svoboda
Ending Date 8/14/2012
Funding Level $169,478.00
Funding Source National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration/NCDC

 
Grant Title Mitigation of Ag Drought Models
Starting Date 10/1/2010
Principal Investigators
Mark Svoboda
Co-PIs
Brian Wardlow
Ending Date 7/31/2012
Funding Level $20,383.00
Funding Source University of Alabama

 
Grant Title Integrating Enhanced GRACE Water Storage Data (additional funding)
Starting Date 8/6/2008
Principal Investigators
Mark Svoboda
Co-PIs
Brian Wardlow
Brian Fuchs
Soren Scott
Ending Date 8/5/2011
Funding Level $77,006.00
Funding Source National Aeronautics and Space Administration

 
Grant Title Drought Monitor
Starting Date 10/1/2010
Principal Investigators
Mike Hayes
Co-PIs
Mark Svoboda
Cody Knutson
Deborah Bathke
Ending Date 9/30/2013
Funding Level $558,401.00
Funding Source Agriculture and Food Research Initiative/National Institute of Food and Agriculture

 
Grant Title NIDIS Portal Content Development and Help Desk Support
Starting Date 8/15/2009
Principal Investigators
Mark Svoboda
Ending Date 8/14/2012
Funding Level $497,797.00
Funding Source National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration/NCDC

 
Grant Title A GOES Thermal-Bases Frought Early Warning Index for NIDIS
Starting Date 8/1/2009
Principal Investigators
Mark Svoboda
Co-PIs
Brian Wardlow
Ending Date 7/31/2012
Funding Level $62,441.00
Funding Source National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration/OAR

 
Grant Title Drought Mitigation, Nebraska Project
Starting Date 7/15/2009
Principal Investigators
Mike Hayes
Co-PIs
Mark Svoboda
Cody Knutson
Brian Wardlow
Ending Date 7/14/2010
Funding Level $437,243.00
Funding Source US Department of Agriculture - CSREES

 
Grant Title Incorporating Remote Sensing Information into the U.S. Drought Monitor
Starting Date 2/1/2007
Principal Investigators
Mark Svoboda
Co-PIs
Brian Wardlow
Tsegaye Tadesse
Ending Date 9/30/2010
Funding Level $54,824.00
Funding Source US Geological Survey