CSDMS currently has five Working Groups, which includes three environmental (or discipline) working groups, two integrative working groups, and three focus research groups. As of Aug, 2012, membership came from 116 U.S. universities, 22 U.S. Federal Labs, 12 U.S. corporations, 225 foreign research institutions from more than 0 different countries, (see also member distribution per country). Working groups typically meet once per year, coordinating much of their activity via remote communication systems. Chairs of the Working Groups form the Executive Committee of CSDMS.
Learn more about the charge of the working groups (PDF file).
- Terrestrial Working Group (Chair, Greg Tucker), 1057 members, weathering, hillslope, fluvial, glacial, aeolian, lacustrial
- Coastal Working Group (Chair, Brad Murray), 791 members, delta, estuary, bays and lagoons, nearshore
- Marine Working Group (Chair, Pat Wiberg), 487 members, shelf, carbonate, slope, deep marine
- Education and Knowledge Transfer (EKT) Working Group (Chair, Irina Overeem), 355 members, targeting researchers with model & visualization tools; planners with decision-making tools; and educators with pre-packaged models to help illustrate surface processes, tools to build intuition.
- Cyberinformatics and Numerics Working Group (Chair, Eckart Meiburg), 307 members includes technical computational aspects of the CSDMS, ensures that the modeling system properly functions and is accessible to users; software protocols are maintained, along with model standardization and visualization; works with our cyberinformatic partners.
Focus Research Groups
CSDMS currently has three Focus Research Groups or FRGs. FRGs differ from Working Groups in that they serve a unique subset of our surface dynamics community, and usually represent a well-developed community. FRGs are often co-sponsored by another organization. FRGs are similarly supported by the CSDMS Integration Facility as Working Groups, including access to CSDMS High Performance Computers. FRG's typically meet once per year, coordinating much of their activity via remote communication systems. Chairs of FRGs report directly to the CSDMS Executive Director, and often to the Chair or Director of the co-sponsoring organization.
- Hydrology Focus Research Group, 821 members, represents the hydrological modeling community, and is being co-sponsored by CUAHSI. This FRG deals with aspects of the hydrological system that impact earth-surface dynamics. (Chair, Jon Goodall)
- Carbonate Focus Research Group, 0 members, is the outgrowth of the recent NSF effort to coordinate the carbonate modeling community and their development of a numerical carbonate workbench (Chair, Peter Burgess)
- Chesapeake Focus Research Group, 118 members, is our first 'geographically-focused' effort representing and co-sponsored by the Chesapeake Community Modeling Program, with their unique collection of models and field data set (Chair, Carl Friedrichs)
The links below will guide you to the different group web sites. Each community has its own web site set up, such to pursue their goals the best.
|Chair||Working Groups (WG) / Focus Research Groups (FRG)||Members|
|Greg Tucker||Terrestrial WG||Members|
|Brad Murray||Coastal WG||Members|
|Courtney Harris||Marine WG||Members|
|Sam Bentley||Education and Knowledge Transfer (EKT) WG||Members|
|Eckart Meiburg||Cyberinformatics and Numerics WG||Members|
|Jon Goodall||Hydrology FRG||Members|
|Peter Burgess||Carbonate FRG||Members|
|Carl Friedrichs||Chesapeake FRG||Members|
|All members of CSDMS|
CSDMS Mailing lists
There are several e-mail lists that exist for CSDMS. These lists are all available as ordinary e-mail information lists, which you may subscribe to by using the links in the table below.
|Mailing lists for CSDMS Working Groups|
|Mailing lists for CSDMS Focus Research Groups|