The Coastal Carbon Research Coordination Network Now Accepting Nominations for our Steering Committee
The Coastal Carbon Research Coordination Network (CCRCN) is seeking nominations for three new members on our steering committee. The CCRCN is an NSF-funded 5-year project hosted at Smithsonian Environmental Research Center with the goal of accelerating the pace of discovery in coastal carbon science. We do this by serving a diverse user base of scientists and practitioners with synthetic data, workshops, and open source modeling tools. Learn more about our project here.
Steering committee membership is a volunteer position and is essential to CCRCN governance. There are myriad benefits for participation. Steering committee members advise CCRCN administrators and personnel on critical programs and initiatives, direct and participate in collaborative research, and the CCRCN recognizes steering committee institutions as partner organizations. This is an opportunity to take a substantial leadership role within the coastal carbon community. Committee membership is a one-year tenure minimum with potential to extend or expand into other CCRCN leadership roles.
Attend a 1-hour monthly teleconference
Attend an annual Town Hall at the American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting
Contribute towards shaping the goals and timelines of CCRCN products
Give regular constructive feedback to CCRCN personnel to improve project implementation and governance
Network to identify potential new sources of funds or collaboration
Vote on major decisions such as changes to the CCRCN governance structure
Assist in the leadership and implementation of topical working groups
Write grants or raise other funds to further CCRCN goals
Speak on behalf of the CCRCN at meetings and conferences
We hope to address specific project needs with these new additions, but emphasize that we will take all nominees into consideration.
If you would like nominate yourself or a colleague please email CoastalCarbon@si.edu by December 1st. If nominating yourself please include a C.V. and a brief statement (no more than 300 words) indicating: 1. Your ability to execute the duties of an CCRCN steering committee member, 2. Any additional duties you would be willing to integrate into your CCRCN service, 3. How your participation would meet stated CCRCN needs, 4. Any ideas you have for pushing the CCRCN forward into 2019 and beyond.
The steering committee will meet to vote on nominations in December of 2019 and we will announce new members at our AGU Town Hall on Thursday December 13th.
Please email us at CoastalCarbon@si.edu if you have any inquiries regarding the priorities and initiatives of the CCRCN.
More about the CCRCN Steering Committee
The CCRCN is hosed at Smithsonian Environmental Research Center (SERC) staffed by two employees (James Holmquist, Manager; and David Klinges, Data Technician), supervised by two SERC principle investigators (J Patrick Megonigal, CCRCN Director, and Emmett Duffy), and advised remotely by five steering committee members (Lisamarie Windham-Myers, USGS; Kevin Kroeger, USGS; Jim Tang, MBL; Emily Pigeon, Conservation International; and Jorge Ramos, CI). Steering committee members serve for one year, but can be reappointed for one year at the discretion of the CCRCN Director. Candidates for the steering committee can nominate themselves or be nominated by their colleagues. The steering committee will vote on replacements, and members stepping down will help to choose their own replacement. Rotations are staggered so that no more than half of the rotating members on the Steering Committee are replaced in a given year. Learn more about CCRCN’s governance here and about current leadership here.