Call for Nominations - NRC Workshop Committee

8 January 2013

Call for Nominations
Workshop Committee
Opportunities to Use Remote Sensing in Understanding Permafrost
and Ecosystems
U.S. National Research Council

Submission deadline: Wednesday, 9 January 2013

To submit a nomination, please contact:
Rob Greenway

The National Research Council (NRC) announces a call for nominations,
seeking members for an ad hoc committee that will organize a new NRC
activity, "Opportunities to Use Remote Sensing in Understanding
Permafrost and Ecosystems: A Workshop."

A committee of experts will plan the workshop to explore opportunities
for using remote sensing to advance our understanding of permafrost
status and trends and the impacts of permafrost change, especially on
ecosystems and the carbon cycle in the high latitudes. The workshop
discussions will be designed to encourage attendees to articulate gaps
in current understanding and potential opportunities to harness remote
sensing techniques to better understand permafrost, permafrost change,
and implications for ecosystems in permafrost areas. The committee will
write a report that summarizes the workshop discussions.

The committee of 8-9 members will meet numerous times by conference call
to plan the workshop structure, identify appropriate speakers and
attendees, and develop background materials for attendees. Committee
members will lead the workshop and serve as session facilitators. The
committee will remain for an extra day after the public workshop to
summarize the discussions and begin preparing the workshop report.

The committee will need expertise in a range of areas: permafrost, high
latitude ecosystems, remote sensing technologies (e.g., LIDAR,
hyperspectral, optical, radar, InSAR, thermal infrared, airborne
resistivity), climate change, hydrology, vegetation, geomorphology, and
snow science. To submit a nomination, please email Rob Greenway
( with the person's name, affiliation, contact
information, area of expertise, and a brief statement on why the person
is relevant to the study topic.

Submission deadline: Wednesday, 9 January 2013.

To submit a nomination, please contact:
Rob Greenway

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