Category: Joining Team/Committee
Ducan FitzGerald, Bruce Anderson, Zoe Hughes participate in Boston Research Advisory Group and have their finding featured in Boston Globe
Earth & Environment Professors Duncan FitzGerald and Bruce Anderson and E&E postdoctoral associate Zoe Hughes took part in the writing of a report title Climate Ready Boston that was featured in a news article in the Boston Globe.
The report is the product of work done by the Boston Research Advisory Group that was established in 2015 to develop a consensus on the possible climate changes and sea-level rise that the city of Boston will face during the next century. Anderson, FitzGerald, and Hughes are all part of the advisory group team.
The Boston Globe article “Climate change could be even worse for Boston than previously thought” can be read here.
The full Climate Ready Boston report can be downloaded and read by clicking on this link.
Earth & Environment Professor Rick Murray has been elected to the position of Councillor of The Oceanography Society (TOS).
The Council is The Oceanography Society’s governing body and is responsible for directing the affairs and determining the future of the Society. Council members serve three-year terms, and are elected by the general membership of TOS.
Nathan Phillips to serve as President-Elect, President of Council of Environmental Deans and Directors
Earth & Environment Professor Nathan Phillips has been elected as the President-Elect for the Council of Environmental Deans and Directors (CEDD). Phillips will fulfill his role as President-Elect from 2015 to 2017 and will then step in as President from 2017 to 2019.
CEDD is a National Council for Science and the Environment initiative designed to “bring together academic leaders to improve the quality and effectiveness of interdisciplinary environmental programs across the nation’s campuses” (“programs“).
Earth & Environment Associate Professor Sergio Fagherazzi recently became a member of the Ecohydrology Technical Committee of the Hydrology Section of the American Geophysical Union.
The AGU Ecohydrology Technical Committee’s goal “is to foster a collaborative exchange of ideas and promote the development of our understanding of ecohydrological processes through field experiments, modeling and data analyses” (AGU Ecohydrology). To read more about the mission of the AGU Ecohydrology team, visit their website.
The User Working Group is an external advisory group that provide guidance on the assembly of data and model products needed in biogeochemical studies.
The DAAC or Distributed Active Archive Center for Biogeochemical Dynamics is part of NASA’s “Earth Observing System Data and Information System (EOSDIS) data centers managed by the Earth Science Data and Information System (ESDIS) Project” (“ORNL DAAC“).
On the journal’s website, Advances in Water Resources describes itself as “a forum for the presentation of fundamental scientific advances in the understanding of water resources systems.”
Murray is serving in his capacity as a Selectman from the town of Scituate. The first Commission meeting was held March 27, 2014 in Boston.
To learn more about the Coastal Erosion Commission, visit their website.
To learn more about NEON and its working groups, visit the NEON website.
Lucy Hutyra and Robert Kennedy selected to serve on Science Steering Group of the North American Carbon Program
Department of Earth & Environment Assistant Professor Lucy Hutyra and Assistant Professor Robert Kennedy have been selected to serve on the Science Steering Group of the North American Carbon Program (NACP).
As part of their service, Hutyra and Kennedy will be in Washington DC today and tomorrow, February 18th and 19th, to meet meet with fellow members of the Science Steering Group to discuss issues related to the North American Carbon Cycle.
Working with representatives of the federal agencies that fund and support carbon cycle science, the Science Steering Group meets roughly twice a year to discuss and advance the science and understanding of the North American Carbon Cycle.
Research Assistant Professor Pontus Olofsson was made a member of the NASA Carbon Monitoring System (NASA CMS) program science team together with Josef Kellndorfer of Woods Hole Research Center. This followed a successful proposal to the program awarded July 29, 2013.