Call for nominations: US Board on Atmospheric Sciences and Climate

The deadline is 23 June 2017.

The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine is seeking nominations for individuals to serve on the Board on Atmospheric Sciences and Climate (BASC). BASC is the focal point within the National Academies for activities related to the atmospheric, meteorological, and climate sciences, including issues related to technology, policy, applications, and services. The Board serves as a source for objective, independent advice to the federal government and others. Through its board meetings, study committees, and convening functions, BASC strives to:

  • advance understanding of atmospheric science, meteorology, and climate;
  • foster application of this knowledge to benefit the public;
  • guide US research programs so they address key scientific opportunities and the needs of the nation; and
  • ensure that the voice of the science community is considered in government planning and decision making.

Activities include program and document reviews, assistance in setting priorities and identifying research opportunities, evaluation of technologies and methodologies, analyses of controversial and nationally important topics, integration of interdisciplinary information, and other tasks.

BASC’s membership is broadly constituted to include experts in atmospheric composition and chemistry, meteorological sciences, climate variability and change, atmospheric interactions with the land/ocean/cryosphere, and observing and forecasting systems and approaches, as well as those with other types of relevant, practical experience.

Members typically serve 3-year terms with an option to reappoint after the first term. Nominations are sought for the next rotation in membership to be conducted later this summer.

This is a great chance to give direction to future atmospheric and climate sciences in the US! The deadline for nominations is Friday, June 23.

Submit a nomination.