Call for Nominations - SEARCH Science Steering Committee

Date: 
20 February 2015

Call for Nominations
Membership on Science Steering Committee
Study of Environmental Arctic Change (SEARCH)

Nomination submission deadline: Monday, 9 March 2015

Nominations should be sent to:
Helen Wiggins, ARCUS
Email: helen@arcus.org

For questions about directions in the SEARCH program, please contact:
Hajo Eicken, SEARCH SSC Chair
Email: hajo.eicken@gi.alaska.edu

Or any other member of the SSC:
http://www.arcus.org/search-program/sciencecoord...

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The Study of Environmental Arctic Change (SEARCH;
http://www.arcus.org/search-program) calls for nominations for Science
Steering Committee (SSC) members. SEARCH is a U.S. interagency program
with a vision of scientific understanding of Arctic environmental change
to help society understand and respond to a rapidly changing Arctic.

The SSC is comprised of 12-14 members. Over the coming year, we will
have a total of eight seats that will be rotated in two phases. Members
serve a three-year term, with a maximum of two consecutive terms. No
more than two members may be based from non-U.S. institutions.

We seek nominations of candidates that are broad and cross-disciplinary
thinkers, are good communicators and consensus-builders, and have a
strong commitment to the SEARCH vision (included at the end of this
solicitation). SSC members are expected to:

* Define and update the SEARCH vision and mission
* Guide overall directions of SEARCH implementation
* Promote and communicate SEARCH activities and plans
* Provide a supervisory role for the SEARCH Executive Director
* Work with the SEARCH ED to establish strong linkages and partnerships with other relevant programs, agencies and organizations
* Approve annual SEARCH work plans and reports
* Attend and be active participants in regular SSC teleconferences (about monthly) and 1-2 in-person meetings per year (travel support is provided for SSC members)

While we welcome nominations from all disciplines and research
backgrounds, to complement existing strengths we are particularly
interested in additional members with expertise in the social sciences
(including economics), human dimensions, science-policy linkages, and
those with expertise in partnering with stakeholders outside the
academic and US federal scientific communities.

Nominations should include the person's name, affiliation, contact
information, area of expertise, curriculum vitae or resume, and a brief
statement on why the person would be an asset to the SEARCH program. To
submit a nomination, you should first obtain the consent of the nominee.
Self-nominations are welcome. Nominations should be sent to Helen
Wiggins, ARCUS (SEARCH Science Management Office) at helen@arcus.org.

Nomination submission deadline: Monday, 9 March 2015.

For questions about the nomination process, please contact:
Helen Wiggins
Email: helen@arcus.org

For questions about directions in the SEARCH program, please contact:
Hajo Eicken, SEARCH SSC Chair
Email: hajo.eicken@gi.alaska.edu

Or any other member of the SSC:
http://www.arcus.org/search-program/sciencecoord...

The SEARCH Vision:
Scientific understanding of Arctic environmental change to help society
understand and respond to a rapidly changing Arctic.

The SEARCH Mission:
To provide a foundation of Arctic change science through collaboration
with the research community, funding agencies, and other stakeholders.

Towards this mission, SEARCH:

* Generates and synthesizes research findings and promotes Arctic
science and scientific discovery across disciplines and among agencies.
* Identifies emerging issues in Arctic environmental change.
* Provides scientific information to Arctic stakeholders, policy-makers,
and the public to help - them understand and respond to Arctic
environmental change.
* Facilitates research activities across local-to-global scales, with an
emphasis on addressing needs of decision-makers.
* Collaborates with national and international science programs integral
to SEARCH goals.

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