GeoPRISMS Steering and Oversight Committee
The GeoPRISMS Steering and Oversight Committee (GSOC) comprises 11-15 members who represent the broad GeoPRISMS community who serve three-year terms, on average. The GeoPRISMS Chair oversees the GSOC. The committee meets once a year, in the spring, to help guide program activities.
Each GSOC member is expected to work actively to promote GeoPRISMS in their respective community and is encouraged to recognize the need for, and themes of, workshops and/or theoretical institutes and to work with their community to prepare the necessary proposals.
- GSOC’s activities include reviewing progress toward scientific goals, organizing and running workshops, preparing white papers and initiative summaries, promoting national and international collaborations and opportunities, fostering communication within the broader community, and providing advice and feedback to NSF program managers and GeoPRISMS chairs.
- GSOC continually monitors and reviews progress towards the stated goals within each initiative’s science plan, and encourages attempts to integrate and synthesize results. The GSOC also has one or more members who represent the perspectives of industry, the climate and geohazards community, and state or national surveys.
Every semester two people usually rotate off the committee. Nomination to the committee is either via self-nomination, nominations from the community following a “Call for Nominations” advertisement distributed by the GeoPRISMS Office, or recommendations made by retiring committee members. MARGINS has long adopted a policy with respect to committee membership in order for the committee to remain balanced, dynamic and unbiased: 1) Once a person has served on the steering committee, they cannot re-serve (unless they are being considered for the steering committee chair), and 2) There cannot be institutional duplication by committee members. Expertise on the committee is arranged to cover the generalities of each of the initiatives and focus sites, if at all possible.
- Demian Saffer, GeoPRISMS Chair, UT Austin, dms45 (at) psu.edu
- Rebecca Bell, Imperial College of London, rebecca.bell (at) imperial.ac.uk
- Rebecca Bendick, University of Montana, bendick (at) mso.umt.edu
- Danny Brothers, USGS, brothers (at) usgs.gov
- Mark Caddick, Virginia Tech, caddick (at) vt.edu
- Chad Deering, Michigan Tech, cddeerin (at) mtu.edu
- Rob Harris, Oregon State University, rharris (at) ceoas.oregonstate.edu
- Luc Lavier, UT Austin, luc (at) ig.utexas.edu
- Emily Roland, University of Washington, eroland (at) uw.edu
- Kyle Straub, Tulane University, kmstraub (at) tulane.edu
- Jessica Warren, University of Delaware, warrenj (at) udel.edu
October 17-18, 2010, Hotel Monaco, Portland, OR
The GeoPRISMS Education Advisory Committee (GEAC) provided advice and guidance on educational and outreach programs coordinated by GeoPRISMS. GEAC helped guide the development of the mini-lessons and webinars (partly supported through a separate DUE grant to Rice).