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Standing Committees

The UNAVCO bylaws provide for standing and advisory committees of the board and the members, as well as committees that are advisory to the president.

Advisory Committees to the Board

The Board of Directors, Members or President may also establish advisory or other committees. Current UNAVCO advisory committees report to the board.

Working Groups

The Board of Directors, Members or President may also establish advisory or other committees. Current UNAVCO Working Groups report to the board.

Past Committee Memberships

View a table [pdf] of all past memberships of all committees.

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Audit and Finance Committee

The Audit and Finance Committee, established in the bylaws, shall be responsible for overseeing corporate financial management functions, including investment and debt policies and transactions, recommending to the Board of Directors changes in financial management policy, and nominating to the Board of Directors the public accounting firm to be engaged to carry out the annual audit of the corporate financial position. Members serve three year terms and are eligible for reappointment.

Name Organization E-Mail Term End
Nancy Glenn, Board Liaison Boise State University nancyglennboisestate.edu Dec 2018
Jon Rush University of Colorado, Boulder jon.rushcolorado.edu Dec 2018
Dan Wilson University of Colorado dan.j.wilsoncu.edu Dec 2018

Nominating Committee

The Nominating Committee, established in the bylaws, is a committee appointed by the Members at the annual meeting to make nominations for the election of Directors and to fill vacancies on the Board of Directors. Members serve two year terms and are eligible for reappointment.

Name Organization E-Mail Term End
Ramon Arrowsmith Arizona State University ramon.arrowsmithasu.edu Dec 2018
Julie Elliott Purdue University julieelliottpurdue.edu Dec 2019
Jessica Murray** USGS jrmurrayusgs.gov Dec 2018
Karen Luttrell Louisiana State Univeristy kluttrelllsu.edu Dec 2019
**Non-Voting Observers

Membership Committee

Membership Committee, established by action of the board, reviews applications for institutional membership using criteria established in the bylaws and recommends action to the board. Members serve two year terms and are eligible for reappointment.

Name Organization E-Mail Term End
Sridhar Anandakrishnan Pennsylvania State University sxa17psu.edu Dec 2017
Bill Barnhart University of Texas at Austin william-barnhart-1uiowa.edu Dec 2020
Mian Lu University of Missouri, Columbia liummissouri.edu Dec 2019

Education and Community Engagement Advisory Committee (ECE AC)

The Education and Community Engagement Advisory Committee (ECE AC) is appointed by and reports to the UNAVCO board of Directors, and provides recommendations (1) to the board, on issues of governance, policy, oversight, resource allocation, or strategic direction and (2) to UNAVCO management, on issues pertaining to ECE management. Recommendations to management are conveyed to the board as needed by the board liaison, in reports, and through distribution of the minutes. The ECE AC reviews the policies and effectiveness of the program in meeting commitments to its user community and in achieving the goals set forth in the UNAVCO Strategic Plan. The ECE AC interacts closely with the program director and the president. Each member serves a three-year term, typically to a maximum of two consecutive terms.

Name Organization E-Mail Term End
Rick Bennett, Chair University of Arizona rabgeo.arizona.edu Dec 2019
Maite Agopian, (Ex-Officio)** EarthScope National Office maite.agopianalaska.edu N/A
David Bice Penn State dmb53psu.edu Dec 2018
Andrew Goodwillie Lamont Doherty Earth Observatory andrewgldeo.columbia.edu Dec 2019
Heather Macdonald College of William and Mary rhmacdwm.edu Dec 2019
Sarah Moore Penn State University sarahcmoore34gmail.com Dec 2020
Ed Nissan, Board Liaison University of Victoria enissenuvic.ca Dec 2018
John Taber, (Ex-Officio)** IRIS Education and Outreach taberiris.edu N/A
Peter Wehner Austin Community College pwehneraustincc.edu Dec 2018
**Non-Voting Observers

Geodetic Data Services Advisory Committee (GDS AC)

The Geodetic Data Services Advisory Committee (GDS AC) is appointed by and reports to the UNAVCO Board of Directors, and provides recommendations (1) to the board, on issues of governance, policy, oversight, resource allocation, or strategic direction and (2) to UNAVCO management, on issues pertaining to GDS management. Recommendations to management are conveyed to the board as needed by the board liaison, in reports, and through distribution of the minutes. The GDS AC reviews the policies and effectiveness of the program in meeting commitments to its user community and in achieving the goals set forth in the UNAVCO Strategic Plan. The GDS AC interacts closely with the program director and the president. Each member serves a three-year term, typically to a maximum of two consecutive terms.

Name Organization E-Mail Term End
Julie Elliott, Chair Purdue University julieelliottpurdue.edu Dec 2019
Tim Ahern** IRIS timiris.washington.edu Dec 2019
Andrea Donnallen, Board Liaison Jet Propulsion Observatory andrea.donnellanjpl.nasa.gov Dec 2018
Mike Floyd MIT mfloydmit.edu Dec 2021
Gareth Funning,
Liaison from WInSAR EC
University of California, Riverside garethucr.edu Dec 2018
Ronni Grapenthin New Mexico Tech rgnmt.edu
Dec 2019
Ted Habermann The HDF Group thabermannhdfgroup.org Dec 2018
Angie Moore JPL angelyn.w.moorejpl.nasa.gov Dec 2018
Shimon Wdowinski Florida International University swdowinsfiu.edu Dec 2021
**Non-Voting Observers

Geodetic Infrastructure Advisory Committee (GI AC)

The Geodetic Infrastructure Advisory Committee (GI AC) is appointed by and reports to the UNAVCO Board of Directors, and provides recommendations (1) to the board, on issues of governance, policy, oversight, resource allocation, or strategic direction and (2) to UNAVCO management, on issues pertaining to GI management. Recommendations to management are conveyed to the board as needed by the board liaison, in reports, and through distribution of the minutes. The GI AC reviews the policies and effectiveness of the program in meeting commitments to its user community and in achieving the goals set forth in the UNAVCO Strategic Plan. The GI AC interacts closely with the program director and the president. Each member serves a three-year term, typically to a maximum of two consecutive terms.

Name Organization E-Mail Term End
Tony Lowry,
Chair
Utah State University tony.lowryusu.edu Dec 2019
James Foster University of Hawai'i jfostersoest.hawaii.edu Dec 2018
Yuning Fu Bowling Green State University yfubgsu.edu Dec 2018
Jessica Murray** USGS jrmurrayusgs.gov Dec 2018
Rocco Malservisi University of Southern Florida roccousf.edu Dec 2019
Diego Melgar University of California, Berkeley dmelgarmuoregon.edu Dec 2019
Diana Roman Carnegie Institution of Washington dromancarnegiescience.edu Dec 2019
Mike Steckler Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory stecklerldeo.columbia.edu Dec 2018
Laura Wallace, Board Liaison University of Texas and GNS Science lwallaceutexas.edu Dec 2018
**Non-Voting Observers

The Polar Networks Science Committee (PNSC)

The Polar Networks Science Committee, established jointly by action of the board and the IRIS consortium, advises the boards of UNAVCO and IRIS on the activities of this UNAVCO program. Members serve three year terms and are eligible for reappointment. This committee can be contacted at pnscunavco.org.

Name Organization E-Mail Term End
Leigh Stearns, Chair [U] University of Kansas stearnsku.edu Dec 2019
Rick Aster New Mexico Tech rick.astercolostate.edu
Determined by IRIS
Jennifer Haase [U] UCSD Scripps Institute of Oceanography jhaaseucsd.edu Dec 2019
Samantha Hansen University of Alabama shansengeo.ua.edu Determined by IRIS
Matthew Siegried [U] UCSD Scripps Institute of Oceanography matthew.siegfriedphdgmail.com Dec 2021
Jake Walter University of Oklahoma jwalterou.edu Determined by IRIS
Paul Winberry Central Washington University winberrygeology.cwu.edu Determined by IRIS
[U] = UNAVCO appointed committee member

WInSAR Executive Committee

The WInSAR Executive Committee, established by action of the board, advises the board on the activities of the WInSAR consortium which is hosted by UNAVCO. Members serve two year terms and are eligible for reappointment.

Name Organization E-Mail Term End
Gareth Funning,
Chair
University of California, Riverside garethucr.edu Dec 2018
Franz Meyer,
Vice Chair
University of Alaska fjmeyeralaska.edu Dec 2018
Eric Hetland, Secretary University of Michigan ehetlandumich.edu Dec 2018
Zhong Lu,
Ex-Chair in transition
Southern Methodist University zhonglumail.smu.edu Dec 2018
Piyush Agram Jet Propulsion Laboratory piyush.agramjpl.nasa.gov Dec 2018
Kristy Tiampo University of Colorado kristy.tiampocolorado.edu Dec 2018

GNSS Data Products Subcommittee

The GNSS Data Products Subcommittee (GDPS) is a subcommittee of the Geodetic Data Services Advisory Committee (GDS AC). The GDPS provides recommendations to UNAVCO management and advisory committees on technical issues related to the development, generation and provision of GNSS data products within the context of ensuring UNAVCO’s effectiveness in meeting commitments to sponsors and community users and in achieving the goals of various projects related to GNSS data management, analysis methods and resulting products and services. The GDPS meets on an ad-hoc basis and reports to the GDS AC.

Name Organization E-Mail Term End
Bill Holt, Chair Stoneybrook University william.holtstonybrook.edu N/A
Adrian Borsa Scripps Institution of Oceanography aborsaucsd.edu N/A
Ronni Grapenthin,
GDS AC Liaison
New Mexico Tech ronni.grapenthinnmt.edu N/A
Jennifer Haase Scripps Institution of Oceanography jhaaseucsd.edu N/A
George Hajj, Ex-Officio Jet Propulsion Observatory goerge.a.hajjjpl.nasa.gov N/A
Bill Hammond University of Nevada, Reno whammondunr.edu N/A
Tom Herring, Ex-Officio Massachusetts Institute of Technology tahmit.edu N/A
Hilary Martens University of Montana hilary.martensmso.umt.edu N/A
Chuck Meertens UNAVCO cmeertensunavco.org N/A
David Phillips UNAVCO dapunavco.org N/A
Christine Puskas UNAVCO cpuskasunavco.org N/A

COCONet Working Group (COCONet WG)

The COCONet Working Group (COCONet WG), established by the UNAVCO President, provides recommendations to UNAVCO management and/or Advisory Committees on issues pertaining to COCONet construction, operations and planning. The COCONet Working Group interacts closely with the Geodetic Infrastructure Program Director. Each member serves a three-year term, typically to a maximum of two consecutive terms.

Name Organization E-Mail Term End
John Braun, Chair,
Liaison to GI AC
UCAR braunjucar.edu Aug 2018
Lyndon Brown University of West Indies at Mona lyndon.brownuwimona.edu.jm Aug 2018
Alberto Lopez University of Puerto Rico, Mayaguez alberto.lopez3upr.edu Aug 2018
Lloyd Lynch University of West Indies llynchuwiseismic.com Aug 2018
Hector Mora-Paez INGEOMINAS hmoraingeominas.gov.co Aug 2018
Andrea Sealy Caribbean Institute for Meteorology and Hydrology asealycimh.edu.bb Aug 2018
Yolande Serra University of Arizona serraemail.arizona.edu Aug 2018
Gouquan (Bob) Wang University of Houston gwanguh.edu Aug 2018
Omar J. Perez Department of Geological Sciences,
Columbia University and FUNVISIS,
Caracas, Venezuela
ojperezusb.ve Aug 2018
**Non-Voting Observers

Terrestrial Imaging Geodesy Working Group (TIGWiG)

The Terrestrial Imaging Geodesy Working Group (TIGWiG), established by the president, provides recommendations to UNAVCO management and/or advisory committees on issues pertaining to development of its imaging geodesy equipment pools, engineering services, and data products, as well as education and engagement activities for TLS and related emerging technologies. The TIGWiG interacts closely with the Geodetic Infrastructure and Geodetic Data Services program directors. Members serve a three-year term, typically to a maximum of two consecutive terms.

Name Organization E-Mail Term End
Adam Booth Portland State University boothadpdx.edu Dec 2018
Benjamin Crosby
Idaho State University crosbyisu.edu Dec 2019
Francisco "Paco" Gomez
University of Missouri, Columbia fgomezmissouri.edu Dec 2019
David Finnegan** USACE CRREL david.finneganusace.army.mil Dec 2018
Joe Wheaton Utah State University joe.wheatonusu.edu Dec 2018
**Non-Voting Observers

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