Kelly Rose is a research geologist with the National Energy Technology Laboratory’s (NETL) Office of Research & Development (ORD). She is also NETL ORD’s Technical Coordinator for their Offshore Energy Resources Research Portfolio focusing on reducing risks and impacts associated with offshore hydrocarbon development. Rose works within NETL-ORD conducting geologic and geospatial research in support of energy and climate related programs characterizing and identifying spatial controls on hydrocarbon and geothermal resource occurrences, from the grain to the regional scale. Between 1999 – 2006 she worked on the assessment of tight gas resources in the western United States, first as an exploration geologist with Marathon Oil Company (1999 – 2001) and then as a research geologist with DOE/NETL (2001 – 2006). From 2006 to 2011 she served as NETL ORD’s lead research geologist in their Natural Gas Hydrates R&D area. At present, she works with research teams spanning ORD’s geologic and environmental sciences portfolios. In addition, Rose serves as the coordinator and systems integrator for NETL’s Energy Data eXchange (EDX), a public and private knowledge management and online coordination/collaboration tool developed by Rose and the EDX team for NETL.