OCB is currently seeking nominations for new Scientific Steering Committee (SSC) members, including a new early career SSC member. To qualify for the early career slot, a nominee must have completed a PhD within the last 4 years; both postdoctoral researchers and faculty members are eligible. For the early career nominees who are currently postdocs, a letter of support from the nominee’s postdoctoral advisor is required in addition to the other information listed below.
The following SSC members are scheduled to rotate off at the end of 2017:
- Matthew Church (U Montana) – microbial oceanography, marine biogeochemistry, ocean time-series
- Michael Lomas (Bigelow) – biogeochemistry, phytoplankton physiology, marine food webs
- Nicole Lovenduski (U Colorado, Boulder) – modeling and observation of ocean biogeochemistry, polar climate change and its impact on the oceans, global carbon cycle dynamics, global climate modeling
- Deborah Steinberg (VIMS) – zooplankton ecology and physiology, coastal and deep-sea food webs, and carbon and nutrient cycling
- Angelique White (OSU) – bio-optics, phytoplankton physiology, nitrogen fixation, phosphorus cycling, elemental stoichiometry
- Additional expertise needed: bio-optics and bathypelagic/benthic processes
However, nominations need not be limited to the expertise listed above. If you wish to nominate someone, please submit your nomination to the OCB Project Office by November 1, 2017 with the following information about your nominee:
- Name, affiliation, and email address
- Expertise as it pertains to OCB
- Updated CV
- A few words speaking to the nominee’s capacity to contribute to OCB leadership, science planning, and implementation
OCB SSC members serve a term of 3 years. For more information on the OCB SSC, including a list of current and previous SSC members, the SSC charge and terms of reference, and links to the past year of SSC minutes, please visit the SSC page of the OCB website.