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GOVERNANCE

To remain a nimble and relevant organization, CIG relies on the expertise, vision, and guidance of the community utilizing a community-centric management structure.  Goals and directions are determined through community input from topical Working Groups and suggestions coming from the scientific community.  The Science Steering Committee (SSC) considers and recommends CIG activities, which are then considered and approved by an Executive Committee (EC). The collective charge of the SSC and EC is to identify and balance common needs across disciplines, balancing activities between ongoing support and development of established codes and infrastructure, responding to community needs for new codes and infrastructure, and supporting community development of the CIG community.  

CIG Bylaws   As approved 30 June 2018


Executive Committee

The Executive Committee (EC) is the primary decision-making body of CIG. The EC meets at least monthly by phone to discuss administration and organization activities. In conjunction with the Director, the EC oversees day-to-day operations through its regular meetings, teleconferences, and electronic mail.  The EC approves the annual science plan, management plan, and budget; reviews priorities for software development with input from the electorate and the Science Steering Committee, and creates and appoints committees, such as the Nominating Committee, as needed. The EC has the authority to approve proposal submissions and contractual arrangements for CIG.

The EC has 7 members, of which 5 are voting members: the Chairperson, the Vice Chairperson, and three members at-large.  These members are elected by representatives of member institutions for staggered three-year terms.  The two ex officio members are the Director, and the Chairperson of the Science Steering Committee. 

Current members of the EC and their term end dates are:

 

Chair Louis Moresi louis.moresi--at--unimelb.edu.au University of Melbourne 2021
Vice-Chair Carl Tape ctape--at--alaska.edu University of Alaska, Fairbanks 2020
  Frederik Simons fjsimons--at--princeton.edu Princeton University 2019
  Katie Cooper cmcooper--at--wsu.edu Washington State University 2021
  Claire Currie claire.currie--at--ualberta.ca University of Alberta 2019
Ex officio Brad Aagaard aagaard--at--usgs.gov United States Geological Survey 2019
Ex officio Magali Billen mibillen--at--ucdavis.edu UC Davis  

Contact the EC.    


Science Steering Committee

The Science Steering Committee (SSC) prioritizes CIG software development from the perspective of the earth science and computational science discipline. The SSC assesses the competing objectives and needs of all the sub-disciplines covered by CIG, provides initial assessment of proposals submitted to CIG, and provides recommendations on the allocation of development resources. The SSC evaluates proposed CIG activities at least once a year formulating a prioritized list of tasks, and developing a yearly strategic plan for CIG. Recommendations from the SSC are forwarded to the EC and are part of the planning process.

The SSC works in consultation with the software development team and the Director to assess how tasks are inter-related and related to the broader needs of the community. To make this process as productive as possible, the Director and SSC look out for opportunities and new activities and work with those who are in the process of proposing a new effort to ensure that it is within the scope of CIG’s mission.

The SSC consists of 8 elected members including a Chairperson and 2 ex officio members - the CIG Director and the Chairperson of the EC. The committee balances the expertise in both the geosciences and computational sciences and provides guidance within all of the sub-disciplines of computational geodynamics.

Current members of the SSC and their term end dates are:

 

Chair Brad Aagaard
aagaard--at--usgs.gov United States Geological Survey 2019
Vice-Chair Cian Wilson cwilson--at--carnegiescience.edu Carnegie, DTM 2021
  Ebru Bozdag bozdag--at--mines.edu Colorado School of Mines 2021
  David Ham david.ham--at--imperial.ac.uk Imperial College 2020
  Jessica Irving jirving--at--princeton.edu Princeton University 2020
  Gabriele Morra morra--at--louisiana.edu University of Louisiana, Lafayette 2020
  John Rudge rudge--at--esc.cam.ac.uk Cambridge University 2019
  Krista Soderlund krista--at--ig.utexas.edu University of Texas, Austin 2021
Ex officio Louis Moresi louis.moresi--at--unimelb.edu.au University of Melbourne 2021
Ex officio Magali Billen mibillen--at--ucdavis.edu UC Davis  

Contact the SSC.

 

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