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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-24

SC-23

SC-22

SC-21

SC-20

Members

GCOS STEERING COMMITTEE MEMBERS
NAME STATUS DISCIPLINES ADDRESS
 Prof. Stephen BRIGGS Chairman Terrestrial Observing Systems European Space Agency (ESA)/ECSAT
Fermi Avenue
Harwell Didcot
OXFORDSHIRE OX11 0FD
United Kingdom
 Dr Gino CASASSA Member Terrestrial Observing Systems University of Magallanes
PUNTA ARENAS
Chile
 Dr Qingchen CHAO Member Atmosphere Observing Systems  Deputy Director General
China Meteorological Administration
National Climate Center
No. 46 Zhongguancun Nandajie
Haidian District,
BEIJING 100081
China
 Prof. Albertus J. (Han) DOLMAN Member Bio-geo-chemical fluxes Department of Earth Sciences
VU University Amsterdam
De Boelelaan 1085
1081 HV AMSTERDAM
The Netherlands
 Dr Don E. (Ed) HARRISON Member Ocean Observing Systems Pacific Marine Environmental Laboratory
NOAA/PMEL/OCRD
7600 Sand Point Way NE
SEATTLE, WA 98115
United States
 Dr Juliet HERMES Member Ocean Observing Systems South African Environmental Observation Network (SAEON)
Private Bag X2, Roggebai
CAPE TOWN 8012
South Africa
 Dr Rodney MARTINEZ GŰINGLA Member Ocean Observing Systems Coordinador Científico
Centro Internacional para la Investigación del Fenómeno de El Niño (CIIFEN)
Escobedo 1204 y 9 de Octubre
P.O Box 09014237
GUAYAQUIL
Ecuador
 Dr Roger PULWARTY Member IPCC WG II National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Climate Program Office and Earth Systems Research Laboratorty (ESRL)
325 Broadway R/ESRL
BOULDER, COLORADO 80305
United States
 Dr Sybil SEITZINGER Member Cross-cutting interactions Executive Director
The International Geosphere-Biosphere Programme Secretariat (IGBP)
The Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences
Box 50005
SE-104 05 STOCKHOLM
Sweden
 Dr Youba SOKONA Member IPCC WG III Special Advisor on Sustainable Development
South Centre
17-19 Chemin du Champ d’Anier
1211 PETIT-SACONNEX
Geneva
 Mr Kazuto SUDA Member Atmospheric Observing Systems Head, Office of Meteorological Service Evaluation
Japan Meteorological Agency
1-3-4, Otemachi, Chiyoda-ku,
TOKYO 100-8122
Japan
 Dr Michel VERSTRAETE Member Cross-cutting interactions Global Change and Sustainability Research Institute (GCSRI)
University of the Witwatersrand
Johannesburg 2050
South Africa
Ex-officio Steering Committee Members
 Dr Bernadette SLOYAN Chair, OOPC Ocean Observing Systems CSIRO Marine and Atmospheric Flagship
GPO Box 1580
HOBART Tasmania 7001
Australia
 Prof. Kenneth HOLMLUND Chair, AOPC Atmospheric Observing Systems Head, Remote Sensing and Products Division
EUMETSAT
Eumetsat-Allee 1
64295 DARMSTADT
Germany
 Dr Philip JONES Deputy-Chair, AOPC Atmospheric Observing Systems Climatic Research Unit, University of East Anglia
NORWICH NR4 7TJ
United Kingdom
 Prof. Wolfgang WAGNER Chair, TOPC Terrestrial Observing Systems Vienna University of Technology
Centre for Water Resource Systems
Karlsplatz 13/222
A-1040 VIENNA
Austria
 Vacant GFCS Climate Services Recommendation of the GCOS Review Board: that GFCS should have an ex-officio position at the SC. Action to be taken only after signature of the new MoU.