Dear EarthCube Community,
We are saddened to announce that Lee Allison passed away on 16 August, 2016 after a tragic accident.
Lee was a critical figure in shaping the EarthCube program through his deep and sustained commitment to the EarthCube community. His leadership of the EarthCube Test Enterprise Governance Project helped create a governance structure that promotes a culture of participation, collaboration, and community engagement.
Lee’s abundant contributions to EarthCube and many national and international initiatives will have a lasting impact. Many bright careers have been supported by his mentorship, vision, and welcoming spirit.
"Lee has been a pioneer in Geoinformatics and his contributions to EarthCube and many national and international initiatives are fundamental. My own career has been substantially influenced by his work and friendship. I am deeply saddened." - Kerstin Lehnert, Chair, EarthCube Leadership Council
"The Geoinformatics community has not only lost a highly respected leader, but also a very good man. I always admired his collegial, inclusive, and caring approach to solving problems." - Mohan Ramamurthy, Director, EarthCube Science Support Office
“Well before EarthCube, Lee was dedicated to advancing Geoinformatics. His contributions to the EarthCube program, NSF’s Advisory Committee for Cyberinfrastructure, and to the academic research community were characterized by his warm community spirit. He always led with consideration, humor, and a great love of the geosciences. Lee will be greatly missed by us all.” - Eva Zanzerkia, NSF Program Director for EarthCube
Please visit the Arizona Geological Survey's memorial announcement for information about donation contributions.
Our thoughts are with his family, colleagues, and everyone else whose lives he touched.
Kerstin Lehnert - Chair