NASEM seeks experts to advise on US global change research program

The National Academies is seeking approximately 10 new members for a 20-person standing committee, with expertise in the following areas: climate variability and change; human dimensions of global change; adaptation and mitigation approaches and technologies; observations, monitoring, and data management; ecosystem impacts and interactions; water cycle; carbon cycle; atmospheric composition; climate modeling; land use and land cover change; decision support tools; program management and evaluation; and risk characterization and communication. Submit nominations for committee members by February 12, 2021.

The Committee to Advise the U.S. Global Change Research Program (USGCRP or Program) provides ongoing and focused advice to the USGCRP by convening key thought leaders and decision makers at semiannual meetings, providing strategic advice, reviewing draft plans for the Program, and serving as a portal to relevant activities from across the National Academies. The Committee is broadly constituted to bring expertise in all areas of global change research.

The National Academies are committed to enhancing diversity and inclusion in order to strengthen the quality of our work. Diverse perspectives contribute to finding innovative approaches and solutions to challenging issues. They encourage the nomination of volunteers who reflect the populations they serve and also welcome in particular nominations of candidates from underrepresented racial and ethnic groups, women, and early- and mid-career professionals.

Members typically serve 3-year terms with an option to reappoint after the first term. Nominations are sought for an upcoming rotation in membership to be conducted in spring 2021. Self-nominations are also welcome.

Submit nominations for committee members by February 12, 2021.