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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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===Rudy Slingerland===
===Patricia Wiberg===
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|width="200pt" valign="top" style="font-size:0.88em;"|[[image:Photo_slingerland.jpg|95px]]<br>Rudy Slingerland<br>Department of Geosciences<br>Penn State University<br>503A Deike Building<br>University Park, PA 16802<br>Email: [mailto:sling@geosc.psu.edu sling@geosc.psu.edu]<br>Tel: +1 814 865-6892<br>Fax: +1 814 865-3191
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Patricia Wiberg<br>Department of Environmental Sciences<br>University of Virginia<br>220 Clark Hall<br>CPO Box 400123<br>Charlottesville, VA 22904-4123<br>Email: [mailto:pw3c@virginia.edu pw3c@virginia.edu]<br>Tel: +1 434-924-7546<br>Fax: +1 434-982-2137
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Dr. Rudy L. Slingerland received his graduate education in geology (M.S. 1974, PhD 1977) at Pennsylvania State University. He has served as a professor at Penn State for over 25 years. Between 1997-2003 he was Head of the Department of Geosciences and presently he is the Interim Associate Dean for Research, College of Earth and Mineral Sciences. He has mentored 29 MSc and PhD students and received the 2005 Wilson Award for Excellence in Teaching. His research interest is in sedimentary processes and deterministic modeling over a wide variety of environments and timescales. Current projects investigate; 1) clinoforms genesis in the Gulf of Papua, 2) the conditions that give rise to river channel bifurcations, 3) composition of sediment delivered to offshore basins, 4) geometry and internal characteristics of deltas, 5) the role of horizontal motions in orogenic landscapes in the Himalayas, and 6) Feedback loops between evolving land-use practices and sediment erosion off the landscape in the Appalachian mountains. Rudy has been closely involved with the CSDMS effort from the first hour; he has been part of the organizing committee for the workshops that laid out this initiative and was one of the lead authors on the CSDMS position papers.
Patricia received her B.A. from Brown University (Mathematics) and her MS and Ph.D. from the University of Washington, Seattle (Oceanography). She is a Professor in the Department of Environmental Sciences, University of Virginia in Charlottesville working within the Virginia Institute of Marine Sciences (VIMS). Her research interests include sediment transport dynamics, continental shelf boundary layer flow and sediment transport, sediment dynamics on tidal salt marshes and in lagoons, hydrodynamic interpretation of sedimentary deposits, post-depositional alteration and preservation of sedimentary strata, transport of sediment-associated contaminants, and evolution of continental margin morphology. Patricia has been a valuable contributor to the CSDMS effort since its beginning, and served as Chair of the Marine Working Group for many years prior to accepting the leadership role as Steering Committee Chair.
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===Greg Tucker===
===Greg Tucker===
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Revision as of 16:43, 26 September 2012

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 12 members: 10 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.