The candidates for the TWO 2018 EarthCube Leadership Council At-Large positions are Mike Daniels, Ethan Gutmann, Albert Kettner, and Ouida Meier.
The chosen candidates will serve from June 1, 2018, through May 31, 2020.
Election runs from 4/24 - 5/8/2018. EarthCube members will receive their ballots via email in the afternoon of 4/24. If you have any issues or did not receive your ballot, contact the ESSO.
Project Manager, Earth Observing Laboratory, National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR/EOL)
Project Scientist, Research Applications Laboratory, National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR/RAL)
Associate Director INSTAAR, Director Dartmouth Flood Observatory, Research Scientist, CSDMS, INSTAAR, Univ. of Colorado
PhD and Postdoc in coral reef ecology. PI, co-PI of large-scale projects. Program and Data Manager, EarthCube CRESCYNT and DDH.
Roles & Responsibilities
The Leadership Council is the starting point for ensuring continuity throughout EarthCube’s governance structure, and will fulfill the following functions:
Serve as a leading source of scientific, technical and intellectual guidance for EarthCube;
Act as a leading point of communication for coordinating with, reporting and making recommendations to the National Science Foundation and other funding agencies on behalf of EarthCube;
Define, implement and revisit, as required, the scope and strategic direction of EarthCube;
Identify and implement monitoring metrics to assess progress towards EarthCube goals
Establish, maintain, and ensure consistency, transparency and community participation in all policy- making procedures and decision-making processes;
Communicate outcomes to the EarthCube Community;
Form and work with others to form and coordinate Standing Committees, Teams and Working Groups as needed to perform critical functions
Enable communication among the core governance organizational units to close gaps, eliminate duplication, and build synergies;
Foster business models to sustain and maintain the infrastructure of EarthCube;
Provide for appropriate dispute resolution and proactive management of risk and conflicts of interest.
The EarthCube Leadership Council does not replace or duplicate the roles of the Principal Investigators on individual EarthCube funded projects, nor that of the EarthCube Science Support Office in executing the Project Office service agreement
Preference is for someone from the Geoscience or Cyberinfrastructure communities, with a primary affiliation in a US academic institution or not-for-profit organization representing academia, with experience in NSF- funded projects.
The chosen candidate will serve from June 1, 2018, through May 31, 2020.
Office Support and Resources
The EarthCube Science Support Office (ESSO) provides staff support for the Leadership Council and its Chair. This support, which is further outlined in the Services Plan, includes planning and meeting logistics, administrative and clerical, budget management, and communications, including Web and virtual meeting, support.
Travel support is available to cover Leadership Council, other EarthCube, and outside meetings and events as appropriate within the approved travel budget. In addition, the Project may, in consultation with the National Science Foundation, administer an appropriate annual honorarium or other compensation, beyond travel support.