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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 (October 20015)

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 Mark BOURASSA Co-Chair, OOPC Ocean Observing Systems Department of Earth, Ocean and Atmospheric Science
College of Arts and Sciences
The Florida State University
TALLAHASSEE, FL 32306-4520
United States
Prof. Kenneth HOLMLUND Chairman, AOPC Atmospheric Observing Systems Head, Remote Sensing and Products Division
EUMETSAT
Eumetsat-Allee 1
64295 DARMSTADT
Germany
Dr Albert KLEIN-TANK Vice-Chair, AOPC Atmospheric Observing Systems KNMI
P.O. Box 201
3730 Ae De Bilt
The Netherlands
Dr Bernadette SLOYAN Co-Chair, OOPC Ocean circulation and climate (GO-SHIP, Moorings, etc) CSIRO Oceans and Atmosphere Flagship
GPO Box 1538
Hobart TAS 7001
Australia
Prof. Konrad STEFFEN Chairman, TOPC Terrestrial Observing Systems Director
Swiss Federal Research Institute (WSL)
Zürcherstrasse 111
CH-8903 BIRMENSDORF
Switzerland
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.