Background with Respect to Ocean Sciences Education:
Carroll A. Hood serves as the GEOSS Chief Architect for Raytheon. In this position, he is responsible for
identifying, shaping and executing business opportunities for Raytheon within the context of the Global
Earth Observation System of Systems (GEOSS). GEOSS is an international initiative supported by nearly
70 countries and nearly 50 intergovernmental organizations to enable the exploitation of environmental
data, information, products and services beyond their original intent in order to generate value for citizens
and economies. Mr. Hood is a Raytheon Certified Architect, a certified Enterprise Architect (FEAC
Institute) and a certified Six Sigma black belt. He has been active in the Alliance for Earth Observations
and has led several Alliance activities related to GEOSS architecture. He has served on the Southeast
Coastal Ocean Observing Regional Association (SECOORA) Board of Directors for over a year and cochairs
the SECOORA Data Management and Communications Program Committee. Mr. Hood has a B.S.
in Marine Science, and an M.S. in Marine Science with emphasis in Physical
Oceanography/Oceanographic Remote Sensing. He lives in Castle Rock, CO with his wife Ginny, son
Jason, daughter Lauren, and two cats. He is active in the community and currently serves on the Planning
Commission for the city of Castle Rock. His hobbies include hiking, reading, tennis and geocaching.