Announcement of TOAR Steering Committee Search

The Tropospheric Ozone Assessment Report (TOAR) is seeking nominations for its Steering Committee to guide the scientific and technical developments during the activity’s second phase. TOAR is an ongoing IGAC activity and has recently completed its first phase (2014-2019). The second phase of TOAR (TOAR-II) will commence in early 2020 and last five years, covering the four goals listed below.  TOAR-II will be led by a Steering Committee, comprised of co-chairs Owen Cooper and Martin Schultz and 9 additional members, who shall cover all world regions and reflect diversity in gender and other aspects. With this announcement TOAR encourages scientists to apply for the 9 seats on the Steering Committee, with rotating membership terms of 2.5 or 5 years.  Nominees are expected to devote sufficient time and effort to allow for regular participation at TOAR events and shall actively engage in the development and promotion of TOAR-II. They must be senior scientists or mid-career scientists with notable peer-reviewed publication records, demonstrating expertise in the realm of tropospheric ozone research.  Specializations of the nominee’s research should be related to one or more of the following: atmospheric chemistry or transport; ozone impacts on human health, vegetation or climate; statistics or “Big Data” analysis.  Self-nominations must be made by December 21, 2019, using the following web-form:

Please direct any questions to the TOAR co-Chairs:

Dr. Owen R. Cooper
CIRES U. of Colorado/NOAA Earth System Research Laboratory, Boulder, USA

Dr. Martin G. Schultz
Forschungszentrum Jülich, Germany