Call for nominations: Standing Committee to advise on the Understanding Gulf Ocean Systems Research Campaign

The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine invites you to nominate experts to serve on a new standing committee to guide the Gulf Research Program in the design, planning, and implementation of a long-term research campaign to improve understanding of the Gulf of Mexico Loop Current and other Gulf ocean systems.

Committee activities will include:

  • Advising on funding opportunities for a research campaign based on recommendations outlined inUnderstanding and Predicting the Gulf of Mexico Loop Current: Gaps and Recommendations
  • Identifying and developing opportunities for collaboration and joint sponsorship of activities and recommending ways to increase interaction among relevant organizations
  • Reviewing the success of projects supported by the Understanding Gulf Ocean Systems Grants 1 funding opportunity and assessing their collective capacity to promote the goals of the long-term campaign
  • Specifying any modifications to the long-term field campaign based on the most recent advancements in related fields or findings by ongoing projects funded by the Gulf Research Program and others

We are looking for individuals with expertise in large multidisciplinary oceanographic campaigns, observational physical oceanography, data communications and data management, and oceanographic and atmospheric modeling and forecasting. Please note that committee members selected will be required to be free from conflicts-of-interest and will not be eligible to apply for funding opportunities developed from the committee’s work.

The deadline for nominations is May 9, 2018. Self-nominations are accepted. Make your nomination today.