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James Syvitski<br>CSDMS facility at INSTAAR<br>University of Colorado<br>Campus Box 450<br>Bouder, CO 80309<br>Email: [mailto:james.syvitski@colorado.edu james.syvitski@colorado.edu]<br>Tel: +1 303 492-7909<br>Fax: +1 303 735-8180<br>
James Syvitski<br>CSDMS facility at INSTAAR<br>University of Colorado<br>Campus Box 450<br>Bouder, CO 80309<br>Email: [mailto:james.syvitski@colorado.edu james.syvitski@colorado.edu]<br>Tel: +1 303 492-7909<br>Fax: +1 303 735-8180<br>
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| valign="top"|'''Executive Committee Chair; CSDMS Executive Director'''
Prof. James P.M. Syvitski received a Ph.D. in both oceanography and geological sciences (1978) at the University of British Columbia, where he developed a quantitative understanding of particle dynamics across the land-sea boundary. He then worked as an Assist. Professor in Geology and Geophysics at the Univ. Calgary (1978-1980) and then as a Senior Research Scientist with the Geological Survey of Canada at the Bedford Institute of Oceanography (1981-1995). During the BIO period, Prof. Syvitski was appointed Adjunct Professor at Dalhousie U., U. Laval, Memorial U., and INRS-oceanologie. In 1995 James joined the U. Colorado - Boulder as a Professor of Geological Sciences, and until 2007 served as Director of INSTAAR - an Earth and Environmental Systems Institute, While at CU, other faculty appointments include Applied Mathematics, Atmosphere and Ocean Sciences, Hydrological Sciences, and Geophysics. James has over 500 publications, including authorship or co-authorship of 57 peer-reviewed books, and has served in various editorial positions for many international journals. Professor Syvitski has taken leadership roles in large International Projects (e.g. SAFE, ADFEX, SEDFLUX, COLDSEIS, STRATAFORM, EuroSTRATAFORM, CSDMS), and served as an advisor for NSF, ONR, ARCUS, LOICZ, IGBP, IUGS, INQUA, SCOR, GWSP, and various energy, mining, and environmental companies. Prof. Syvitski has worked in the forefront of Computational Geosciences: sediment transport, land-ocean interactions and Earth-surface dynamics, and has won numerous awards for his efforts. In 2007 James became the Executive Director of CSDMS.  
Prof. James P.M. Syvitski received a Ph.D. in both oceanography and geological sciences (1978) at the University of British Columbia, where he developed a quantitative understanding of particle dynamics across the land-sea boundary. He then worked as an Assist. Professor in Geology and Geophysics at the Univ. Calgary (1978-1980) and then as a Senior Research Scientist with the Geological Survey of Canada at the Bedford Institute of Oceanography (1981-1995). During the BIO period, Prof. Syvitski was appointed Adjunct Professor at Dalhousie U., U. Laval, Memorial U., and INRS-oceanologie. In 1995 James joined the U. Colorado - Boulder as a Professor of Geological Sciences, and until 2007 served as Director of INSTAAR - an Earth and Environmental Systems Institute, While at CU, other faculty appointments include Applied Mathematics, Atmosphere and Ocean Sciences, Hydrological Sciences, and Geophysics. James has over 500 publications, including authorship or co-authorship of 57 peer-reviewed books, and has served in various editorial positions for many international journals. Professor Syvitski has taken leadership roles in large International Projects (e.g. SAFE, ADFEX, SEDFLUX, COLDSEIS, STRATAFORM, EuroSTRATAFORM, CSDMS), and served as an advisor for NSF, ONR, ARCUS, LOICZ, IGBP, IUGS, INQUA, SCOR, GWSP, and various energy, mining, and environmental companies. Prof. Syvitski has worked in the forefront of Computational Geosciences: sediment transport, land-ocean interactions and Earth-surface dynamics, and has won numerous awards for his efforts. In 2007, James became the Executive Director of CSDMS.  
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Revision as of 15:48, 14 May 2013

CSDMS Executive Committee

The Executive Committee is the primary decision-making body of the CSDMS, and meets twice a year to approve the annual science plan, the semi-annual reports, the management plan, budget, partner membership, and other day-to-day issues that arise in the running of the CSDMS. The Executive Committee also develops the By-Laws and Operational Procedures, to be approved by the Steering Committee. The Executive Committee develops and implements the 5-year Strategic Plan.

The Executive Committee further:

  1. Reviews proposals from Working Groups for development that are within the priorities of the Annual Science Plan and CSDMS mission;
  2. Ensures that CSDMS develops and maintains the capability to support collaborative proposals;
  3. Reviews the ongoing CSDMS business operations through regular meetings, teleconferences, AccessGrid sessions, electronic mail, etc.
  4. Ensures scientific progress in multiple areas of landscape-basin evolution (LBE) by providing the computational infrastructure needed for improved modeling;
  5. Ensures the connection of LBE research with related scientific thrusts of scientific computing and Geoinformatics through the establishment of strategic partnerships, and
  6. Ensures transparency of governance and intellectual involvement of community via reasonable criteria for partner membership and a mechanism that allows community input.

CSDMS Steering Committee

The CSDMS Steering Committee (SC) is comprised of 8 members: 6 selected by the EC to represent the spectrum of relevant Earth science and computational disciplines, and 2 selected by Partner Membership. The cognizant NSF program officer or his/her designate, and the Executive Director or his/her designate, serve as ex officio members of the SC. During SC meetings, there may be occasions when these ex officio members would exclude themselves from discussions.

The Steering Committee meets once a year to assess the competing objectives and needs of the CSDMS; will comment on the progress of CSDMS in terms of science (including the development of working groups and partner memberships), management, outreach, and education; and will comment on and advise on revisions to the 5-year strategic plan. The Steering Committee will provide a report to the Executive Director at the close of its meeting, to which s/he will respond within two weeks.