2019 EarthCube Fall Elections- CALL FOR NOMINATIONS
Leadership Council Chair
The Leadership Council Chair (LC Chair) is the executive presence representing EarthCube’s interests as a community-led organization. He or she mobilizes the community, champions EarthCube’s portfolio of integrated activities to all constituencies and parties, and advances EarthCube’s vision, mission, and strategic plan through open and inclusive governance.
Specific emphasis of the LC Chair will be on promoting EarthCube products/services and helping the community understand what has been accomplished and how the pieces might fit together to advance science.
Estimation on time commitment: 2 hrs/week
The Office may, in consultation with the National Science Foundation, administer a small annual honorarium, beyond travel support for the LC Chair.
Terms of service: two years (June 1, 2020-May 31, 2022). From January 1, 2020-May 31, 2020 the newly elected LC Chair will shadow the current Chair.
Nominations: Self-nominations and expressions of interest, supported by the candidate and a member of the EarthCube community, will be accepted prior to the election. Please send nominations to Lynne Schreiber <email@example.com> by December 1, 2019 and include
- a written letter of support by a member of the EC community
- a brief biographical sketch
- statement of intent (including your vision for EarthCube's legacy)
All nominations will be evaluated by the Nominations Committee prior to being placed on the ballot.
Eligible voters include all EarthCube members. Voters will receive their ballots by email. The election is coming up and if you haven’t received an email about the election, you need to register on the website to be a member.
Dates of election: December 9-20, 2019
The Engagement Team, Liaison Team, Technology and Architecture Committee and Science Committee will elect new co-Chairs. The co-Chair will typically chair and develop the agenda for Committee/Team meetings and is in charge of the day to day operations of the Committee/Team.
Terms of service: two years (Jan 1, 2020-Dec 31, 2021)
Nominations: Please send nominations (and self-nominations) to Lynne Schreiber <firstname.lastname@example.org> by December 20, 2019 and include
- a brief biographical sketch
- statement of intent
Eligible voters include EarthCube members who are registered members of the various committees/teams. Voters will receive their ballots by email.
Dates of election: postponed
See below for specific information on each Committee/Team.
The Engagement Team is responsible for proactively reaching out to the EarthCube community to encourage involvement in EarthCube and promulgate the EarthCube cyberinfrastructure, and serves as a conduit for feedback from the community. Team members will consist of experts in communications and will be responsible for the planning and implementation of engagement strategies across the broader EarthCube Community.
The Liaison Team will act as a liaison to cyber-initiatives, collaborations, agencies, associations, and other efforts and programs external to the NSF core constituency of academic geoscientists. This may include national and international activities in other scientific and technical domains, as well as the private sector, the education sector, operational geoscience agencies. This Team will provide a steady implementation strategy for proactive outreach to ensure EarthCube is connected to the right external partners, and to ensure that work undertaken by Committees and Working Groups leverages existing initiatives and avoids duplication.
Technology and Architecture Committee
The Technology and Architecture Committee is tasked with facilitating the development of the EarthCube technology, including stewardship of the ongoing architecture. The Technology and Architecture Committee occasionally coordinates with the Science Committee to ensure that scientific research needs for technology drive the development of the EarthCube architecture.
The Science Committee is tasked with maintaining the connection between the academic geoscience and technology communities in EarthCube, and ensuring that end-user requirements are identified and prioritized.