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Phaedra Upton<br>GNS Science<br>1 Fairway Drive, Avalon 5010<br>PO Box 30-368, Lower Hutt 5040<br>New Zealand<br>Email: [mailto:P.Upton@gns.cri.nz P.Upton@gns.cri.nz]<br>Phone: +64 4 570-4198<br>
 
Phaedra Upton<br>GNS Science<br>1 Fairway Drive, Avalon 5010<br>PO Box 30-368, Lower Hutt 5040<br>New Zealand<br>Email: [mailto:P.Upton@gns.cri.nz P.Upton@gns.cri.nz]<br>Phone: +64 4 570-4198<br>
 
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Phaedra Upton, a landform modeller at GNS Science, New Zealand, received her PhD in Geology at the University of Otago in 1996. Her research focuses on process and mechanics. Dr. Upton studies the geodynamic responses of collisional orogens to far field tectonic boundary conditions, surface boundary conditions and the extent to which rheological parameters can influence that response. She is also interested in the geomorphology of actively deforming regions, particularly New Zealand and Taiwan, and the coupling between tectonics and landscape evolution. In her research she uses a variety of numerical methods, constrained by geophysical, geochemical, and field observations. In addition to her position at GNS, she is also a Faculty Associate at the University of Maine, USA.
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Phaedra Upton, a landform modeller at GNS Science, New Zealand, received her PhD in Geology at the University of Otago in 1996. Her research focuses on process and mechanics. Dr. Upton studies the geodynamic responses of collisional orogens to far field tectonic boundary conditions, surface boundary conditions and the extent to which rheological parameters can influence that response. She is also interested in the geomorphology of actively deforming regions, particularly New Zealand and Taiwan, and the coupling between tectonics and landscape evolution. In her research she uses a variety of numerical methods, constrained by geophysical, geochemical, and field observations. In addition to her position at GNS, she is also a Faculty Associate at the University of Maine, USA. Phaedra accepted the responsibility to lead the CSDMS Geodynamics Focus Research Group as its co-Chair in March, 2013.
 
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Revision as of 16:30, 13 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.