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'''Ex Officio Member, Steering Committee'''<br>Paul M. Cutler<br>Director-Geomorphology & Land Use Dynamics Pgm, Div. Earth Sciences<br>National Science Fdn<br>(NSF), 4201 Wilson Blvd., Rm 785.43<br>Arlington, VA 22230<br>Email: [mailto:pcutler@nsf.gov pcutler@nsf.gov]<br>Tel: +1 703-292-4961<br>
 
'''Ex Officio Member, Steering Committee'''<br>Paul M. Cutler<br>Director-Geomorphology & Land Use Dynamics Pgm, Div. Earth Sciences<br>National Science Fdn<br>(NSF), 4201 Wilson Blvd., Rm 785.43<br>Arlington, VA 22230<br>Email: [mailto:pcutler@nsf.gov pcutler@nsf.gov]<br>Tel: +1 703-292-4961<br>
|valign="top" |Dr. Paul Cutler is Director of the Geomorphology and Land Use Dynamics program at the National Science Foundation.  His research on glacial processes has ranged from hydrometeorological fieldwork and modeling on contemporary valley glaciers to glacier-permafrost interactions, paleohydrology, and numerical modeling of Laurentide Ice Sheet dynamics. Dr. Cutler received a Ph.D in Geology from the University of Minnesota, and taught and conducted post-doctoral research in Geology and Geophysics at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He has worked with the geoscience and Earth system science community on many fronts.  Prior to joining NSF, Paul was with the International Council for Science (ICSU) in Paris, where he worked on interdisciplinary science collaborations such as the International Polar Year and global changeresearch programmes.  And prior to ICSU, he was a Senior Program Officer with the Boards on Earth Sciences and Resources, Atmospheric Science and Climate, and Polar Research at the National Research Council.  At NSF, he aims to strengthen the core opportunities for high-quality research in Earth surface processes in parallel with increasing the opportunities for (and engagement in) collaborations across Geoscience and other NSF directorates.
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|valign="top" |Dr. Paul Cutler is Director of the Geomorphology and Land Use Dynamics program at the National Science Foundation.  His research on glacial processes has ranged from hydrometeorological fieldwork and modeling on contemporary valley glaciers to glacier-permafrost interactions, paleohydrology, and numerical modeling of Laurentide Ice Sheet dynamics. Dr. Cutler received a Ph.D in Geology from the University of Minnesota, and taught and conducted post-doctoral research in Geology and Geophysics at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He has worked with the geoscience and Earth system science community on many fronts.  Prior to joining NSF, Paul was with the International Council for Science (ICSU) in Paris, where he worked on interdisciplinary science collaborations such as the International Polar Year and global changeresearch programmes.  And prior to ICSU, he was a Senior Program Officer with the Boards on Earth Sciences and Resources, Atmospheric Science and Climate, and Polar Research at the National Research Council.  At NSF, he aims to strengthen the core opportunities for high-quality research in Earth surface processes in parallel with increasing the opportunities for (and engagement in) collaborations across Geoscience and other NSF directorates. In 2010, Paul became the Program Manager at NSF for CSDMS.
 
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Revision as of 14:38, 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.