A goal of the NASA Sea Level Change Team (N-SLCT) is to provide “useful” sea-level information. It is important to first define what “useful” means, and then work to tailor tools, products and output to meet the needs of end-users. To undertake this effort, the N-SLCT has created a “Practitioner Advisory Board” made up of members from boundary organizations around the U.S. This board will work with the N-SLCT to develop best practices for scientists to produce guidance and for boundary organizations to take this guidance and turn into actionable information.
The objectives of this board are as follows:
Assist the N-SLCT in identifying and connecting with practitioners.
Ensure the applications of the N-SLCT are informed by the needs of practitioners.
Work with the N-SLCT to explore and determine the utility of NASA observations and products for sea-level decision-making and planning efforts.
Identify application opportunities associated with specific data and products through review of N-SLCT output and participation in N-SLCT activities.
Work with the N-SLCT to translate sea-level science into an accessible form for use by practitioners.
Current Members of the Practitioner Advisory Board
|Name||Position and Affiliation|
|Lisa Auermuller||Assistant Manager, Jacques Cousteau National Estuarine Research Reserve|
|David Behar||Climate Program Director, San Francisco Public Utilities Commission|
|Donald Boesch||President Emeritus, University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science|
|Renee Collini||Coastal Climate Resilience Specialist, Mississippi State University/Mississippi-Alabama Sea Grant Consortium & Florida Sea Grant|
|Mason Fried||Managing Consultant and Climate Scientist, ICF|
|Jill Gambill||Coastal Resilience Specialist and Public Service Faculty, GA Sea Grant|
|Zoe Johnson||Installation Community Planning Liaison Officer, Naval Facilities Engineering Command|
|Twila Moon||Deputy Lead Scientist, National Snow and Ice Data Center, CIRES, CU Boulder|
|Richard Moss||Sr. Scientist, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory|
|Jayantha Obeysekera||Director, Sea Level Solutions Center, Florida International University|
|Nick Sadrpour||Program Coordinator, California Sea Grant|
|Hilary Stockdon||Research Oceanographer, USGS, US Coastal Research Program lead|