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Governance

Advisory Committee Nominations

The EarthScope Consortium Board of Directors is looking for volunteers to help guide and shape our new vision by serving on its governance Advisory Committees. The five EarthScope Advisory Committees will provide valuable insight and guidance to the new EarthScope Board, and will serve as important liaisons between the Consortium and the facility user community.

If you would like to nominate yourself or someone else for any of these committees, please fill out the Interest in EarthScope Consortium Governance Form.

While the duration of inaugural committee member commitments will vary, the typical Advisory Committee member is expected to serve a 3 year term, with three new members rotating onto the committee each year. Committee members are expected to participate in training related to onboarding, governance best practices, ethics, and implicit bias at the beginning of their terms.

Member Responsibilities:

  • Be Informed: Participate in Onboarding, Governance Best Practices Training, and Ethics and anti-Bias Training.
  • Be Visible: Actively solicit input from the broad stakeholder community.
  • Be Fair and Impartial: Faithfully represent broader community needs and perspectives.
  • Be Honest: Committee members should seek to meet the highest standards of transparency and ethics.
  • Be an Active Committee Member:
    • Prepare for and attend committee meetings (no more than two in-person meetings per year; Additional virtual meetings likely).
    • Review and edit meeting briefing materials in advance of the next meeting
    • Actively participate in committee discussions

Member/Committee Support to be provided by EarthScope:

  • Limited caregiver support for governance participation
  • Hybrid option available for all meetings
  • Access to online resources for communication and record-keeping
  • Administrative support including minutes-keeping at meetings
  • Training in committee purpose, governance leading practices, and past committee actions
  • Onboarding education describing responsibilities of governance members to represent broad interests
  • Bias and ethics training

EarthScope Board of Directors

Member / OrganizationTerm Start / Term End
Lara Wagner (Chair)
Carnegie Institution for Science
Jan 2023 / Dec 2024
Gareth Funning (Vice Chair)
University of California, Riverside
Jan 2023 / Dec 2025
Leigh Stearns (Secretary)
The University of Kansas
Jan 2023 / Dec 2023
Brandon Schmandt (Treasurer)
University of New Mexico
Jan 2023 / Dec 2023
Kristel Chanard
Institut de physique du globe de Paris
Jan 2023 / Dec 2025
Zachary Eilon
University of California, Santa Barbara
Jan 2023 / Dec 2025
Jeffrey Freymueller
Michigan State University
Jan 2023 / Dec 2023
Paul Lundgren
NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory
Jan 2023 / Dec 2024
Beatrice Magnani
Southern Methodist University
Jan 2023 / Dec 2025
Anne Sheehan
University of Colorado
Jan 2023 / Dec 2023
Frederik Simons
Princeton University
Jan 2023 / Dec 2024
Tonie van Dam
University of Utah
Jan 2023 / Dec 2024

Advisory Committees

Data Products and Services Advisory Committee

The Data Products and Services Advisory Committee advises on data and metadata distribution, standards, and quality for all geophysical data and data products in EarthScope Consortium’s Data Services.

Engagement Activities Advisory Committee

The Engagement Advisory Committee advises the EarthScope Consortium Staff and Board of Directors on education, workforce development, outreach, community engagement, inclusion, and representation.

Integration and Innovation Advisory Committee

The Integration and Innovation Committee investigates possible new strategic opportunities for the EarthScope Consortium on topics such as emerging applications and technologies, leading practices in science support, and/or new or major revenue source.

Network Instrumentation Advisory Committee

The Network Instrumentation Advisory Committee sets priorities for all aspects of network technology, including but not limited to instrumentation for geophysical measurements, geographic network configuration, communications, power, etc.

PI Instrumentation Advisory Committee

The PI Instrumentation Advisory Committee sets priorities and identifies leading practices for project instrumentation, including emerging sensor technologies and applications.