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GCOS Steering Committee

The GCOS Steering Committee (SC) consists of up sixteen scientific and technical experts selected on the basis of their personal expertise. The Chairs of standing GCOS panels are members ex officio. The SC is appointed jointly by the Executive Heads of the GCOS sponsoring organizations by mutual consent.

Membership of the SC includes a balanced geographical representation of major operational and research observing programmes contributing to GCOS, as well as an appropriate mix of disciplines in atmospheric, oceanic, hydrological, cryospheric and biospheric sciences.

Terms of Reference

The functions of the GCOS Steering Committee are to formulate the overall concept and scope of the GCOS, and to provide scientific and technical guidance to sponsoring and participating organizations and agencies for the planning, implementation and further development of the GCOS.

Specifically, the Steering Committee will be called upon:

Sessions

SC-XXI
SC-XX
SC-XIX

Members (1 May 2013)


Dr Adrian Simmons (Chairman)
ECMWF
Shinfield Park
READING RG2 9AX
United Kingdom

Dr Alan BELWARD
European Commission
Joint Research Centre
Institutefor Environment and Sustainability
21020 ISPRA, Varese
Italy

Dr Barry GOODISON
Environment Canada
OTTAWA, Ontario K2C 3L7
Canada

Dr D.E. Harrison
Pacific Marine Environmental Laboratory
NOAA/PMEL/OCRD
SEATTLE, WY 98115, USA

Dr Juliet Hermes
South African Environmental Observation Network
Persequor Technopark
PRETORIA, Africa

Dr Kazutoshi ONOGI
Climate Prediction Division
Japan Meteorological Agency
TOKYO 100-8122
Japan

Dr Roger S. Pulwarty
Climate and Societal Interactions Division and
National Integrated Drought Information System
NOAA Climate Program and ESRL
BOULDER, Colorado, USA 80305






Last modified on Fri, 18 Oct 2013