Category: Joining Team/Committee
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.
Professor Nathan Phillips will be taking a leave of absence in Spring and Summer 2014 to serve as a fellow on the California Council on Science and Technology (CCST).
he North American Carbon Program (NACP) is a multidisciplinary research program to obtain scientific understanding of North America’s carbon sources and sinks and of changes in carbon stocks needed to meet societal concerns and to provide tools for decision makers. Successful execution of the NACP will require an unprecedented level of coordination among observational, experimental, and modeling efforts regarding terrestrial, oceanic, atmospheric, and human components. The NACP is supported by a number of different federal agencies through a variety of intramural and extramural funding mechanisms and award instruments. NACP will rely upon a rich and diverse array of existing observational networks, monitoring sites, and experimental field studies in North America and its adjacent oceans. Integrating these different program activities and maximizing synergy amongst them, will require expert guidance beyond the norm for large field programs in Earth system science and global climate change.
Professor Bruce Anderson appointed to serve on the Scientific Steering Committee for the US Climate Variability and Predictability (CLIVAR) Program.
In addition, Prof. Anderson has been appointed as co-chair of the U.S. CLIVAR Predictability, Prediction and Applications Interface Panel. US CLIVAR is responsible for facilitating the development of important climate research efforts in the US. Over the next two years, the Program is embarking on an effort to develop a new US CLIVAR Science Plan to set goals and objectives guiding the U.S. climate research directions for the coming 15 years. In addition, it fosters improved practices in the dissemination and use of climate information and forecasts within the US and international communities. CLIVAR itself is an international, interdisciplinary research effort within the World Climate Research Programme (WCRP) designed to facilitate analysis and prediction of Earth system variability and change for use in an increasing range of practical applications of direct relevance, benefit and value to society.