Susan Runco

susan-runcoNASA, JSC, Astromaterials Research and Exploration Sciences Division

Susan Runco serves as the Deputy Manager, XI4\ARES Exploration Science Office and the Science Operations Co-PI for the ISS High Definition Earth Viewing Experiment on the ISS.  She has trained astronauts on observing and imaging the Earth, and worked on teams testing various remote sensing cameras and tools in space since 1988. Prior to NASA, she served as the Operations Officer of the Naval Survey Vessel USNS Chauvenet (T-AGS 29), where she planned and conducted hydrographic and oceanographic surveys of the Makassar Strait, Indonesia in 1980/1981.

She received an MS (Meteorology and Oceanography) degree from the Naval Postgraduate School, Monterey, CA (June 1986) and a BS degree in Biological/Chemical Oceanography from Florida Institute of Technology (June, 1976).