Joe Kunches is a space scientist at the United States National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Space Weather Prediction Center, one of the National Weather Service’s National Centers for Environmental Prediction. A former lead forecaster and operations chief, he now concerns himself
He is secretary of the International Space Environment Service (ISES), a consortium of the European Space Agency and 12 nations chartered to share data and products within the group.
Kunches is a member of the editorial advisory board of the quarterly science journal, GPS Solutions. He is also a member of the American Geophysical Union, the U.S. Institute of Navigation, and the International Loran Association. He earned a B.S. in aerospace engineering from the University of Notre Dame (1970) and an M.B.S. from the University of Colorado, Boulder (1985).