This is the charter for the Science Committee. The Science Standing Committee (hereafter Science Committee) maintains a connection between the academic geoscience and technology communities in EarthCube, and ensures that end user geoscientist needs, requirements and aspirations are identified and prioritized. Changes to this document may be motivated by any Science Committee Member, as defined in §2.1.2. Proposed changes will normally be considered and discussed once every year (defined as June 1 – May 31), at the last meeting before the Science Committee prepares its annual report to the Leadership Council. All changes must be approved by a majority vote of Science Committee members present on the call.