SPARC SSG Nominations

We are currently inviting nominations from highly enthusiastic and dedicated experts to  become a member of the SPARC Scientific Steering Group (SSG) – you can either nominate a candidate or nominate yourself. The SSG and co-chairs guide SPARC’s priorities and research activities and work together with, and are supported by, the SPARC project office. The SSG provides leadership for SPARC and represents a broad spectrum of disciplines and nationalities, including both junior and senior scientists. The duties and responsibilities of SSG members are outlined in the Terms of Reference. SSG members are expected to provide scientific guidance and oversight to the SPARC community and its activities and participate in developing and reviewing the scientific strategy for the SPARC community.

SSG members are selected for their broad knowledge in atmospheric science and climate change as well as expertise in their own research area. Furthermore, members will be selected to provide a balanced representation of relevant expertise, taking into account the career stage with due consideration of geographical and gender balance. The four-year membership term will be from January 2023 – December 2026, with a possible two year extension. Among all applications received, the current SSG and co-chairs will propose new members for final approval by the Joint Scientific Committee (JSC). 

The deadline for submitting your nomination is 21 November 2021. (Self-)Nominations can be submitted through an online form (see below) on the SPARC website or via email to the SPARC project office. We will not share your personal information with third-party marketers or use it for any purposes other than those listed above. All (self-)nominations from the last three years will be considered this year, and therefore we ask not to submit a self-nomination again or to repeat the nomination this year.

We recommend that early career researchers have experience with specific SPARC activities and maybe take up activity leadership roles, before being nominated for the SSG. Activity Leaders attend the annual SSG meetings, which provides a great opportunity to get to know how SPARC operates. If you are interested in getting involved in SPARC, including ideas for new foci, please visit the SPARC webpage for more information or contact the SPARC project office.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us.

Online nomination form

Your information provided will be forwarded to the members of the SPARC Scientific Steering Group (SSG). We will not share your personal information with third-party marketers or use it for any purposes other than those listed above.

(Self-) Nominations for appointment as SPARC Scientific Steering Group member. Please leave the last section (referee details) blank if you are submitting a self-nomination.






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