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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-XXII
SC-XXI
SC-XX
 

Members (1 September 2014)

Name

Address

Dr Stephen Briggs (Chairman)
European Space Agency
European Centre for Space Applications and Telecommunications (ECSAT)
Harwell Science, Innovation and Business Campus
Oxforshire OX11 0QX
United Kingdom
Dr Alan BELWARD
European Commission
Joint Research Centre (JRC)
Institute for 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
United States
Dr Juliette HERMES
South African Environmental Observation Network
Persequor Technopark
Pretoria
South Africa
Dr Katzutoshi ONOGI
Climate Prediction Division
Japan Meteorological Agency
Tokyo 100-8122
Japan

Dr Roger S. PULWARTY

European Commission
Climate and Societal Interactions Division
National Integrated Drought Information System
NOAA Climate Programme and ESRL
Boulder, Colorado, 80305
United States




Last modified on Mon, 22 Sep 2014