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

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

Contact the SSC.