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'''Member, Steering Committee'''<br>Tom Drake<br>Office of Naval Research, ONR<br>875 North Randolph Street<br>Arlington, VA 22203-1995<br>Email: [mailto:Tom.Drake@navy.mil Tom.Drake@navy.mil]<br>Tel: +1 703 696-1206<br>
 
'''Member, Steering Committee'''<br>Tom Drake<br>Office of Naval Research, ONR<br>875 North Randolph Street<br>Arlington, VA 22203-1995<br>Email: [mailto:Tom.Drake@navy.mil Tom.Drake@navy.mil]<br>Tel: +1 703 696-1206<br>
|valign="top" |Dr. Tom Drake is the Team Leader for the Coastal Geosciences program at the Office of Naval Research. The Coastal Geosciences program funds research to enable prediction of the 4D coastal, estuarine and riverine environments. Tom received a B.S in Geology from M.I.T in 1980 and a Ph.D. in Geology from UCLA in 1988. He was a research oceanographer and postdoctoral researcher at Scripps Institution of Oceanography until 1995, when he joined the faculty at North Carolina State University. As an associate professor at NCSU, Tom taught geomorphology, coastal processes, and sediment transport physics courses. He joined ONR in 2003. Tom's research interests include the physics of granular materials and sediment transport and he has published papers on field, experimental, and computational studies of transport phenomena at a particle-by-particle scale. Since joining ONR Tom's research interests have expanded to include aerial and satellite remote sensing, optics, acoustics, and development of unmanned vehicles for environmental sensing. Tom is the lead manager of the Community Sediment Transport Model supported by the National Ocean Partnership Program.
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|valign="top" |Dr. Tom Drake is the Team Leader for the Coastal Geosciences program at the Office of Naval Research. The Coastal Geosciences program funds research to enable prediction of the 4D coastal, estuarine and riverine environments. Tom received a B.S in Geology from M.I.T in 1980 and a Ph.D. in Geology from UCLA in 1988. He was a research oceanographer and postdoctoral researcher at Scripps Institution of Oceanography until 1995, when he joined the faculty at North Carolina State University. As an associate professor at NCSU, Tom taught geomorphology, coastal processes, and sediment transport physics courses. He joined ONR in 2003. Tom's research interests include the physics of granular materials and sediment transport and he has published papers on field, experimental, and computational studies of transport phenomena at a particle-by-particle scale. Since joining ONR Tom's research interests have expanded to include aerial and satellite remote sensing, optics, acoustics, and development of unmanned vehicles for environmental sensing. Tom is the lead manager of the Community Sediment Transport Model supported by the National Ocean Partnership Program. Tom has served as a member of the CSDMS Steering Committee since its inception in 2007.
 
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Revision as of 10:30, 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.