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 is working with a “Practitioner Consultation Board” made up of members from boundary organizations around the U.S. This board consults with the N-SLCT to discuss 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 Consultation Board
|Name||Position and Affiliation|
|Lisa Auermuller||Administrative Director CoPe Megalopolitan Coastal Transformation Hub (MACH), Rutgers, Department of Marine and Coastal Sciences|
|David Behar||Climate Program Director, San Francisco Public Utilities Commission|
|Donald Boesch||President Emeritus, University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science|
|Jamie Carter||Physical Scientist, NOAA|
|Renee Collini||Director, Gulf Center for Equitable Climate Resilience, The Water Institute|
|Laura Engeman||Coastal Resilience Specialist, Center for Climate Change Impacts and Adaptation / California Sea Grant, Scripps Institution of Oceanography, UC San Diego|
|Mason Fried||Managing Consultant and Climate Scientist, ICF|
|Jill Gambill||Coastal Resilience Specialist and Public Service Faculty, GA Sea Grant|
|Krupali Krusche||Director DVARCA (Development and Advancement of Resilient Cities Alliance) Lab Associate Professor, University of Notre Dame|
|Erika Lentz||Research Geologist, USGS Woods Hole Coastal and Marine Science Center|
|Ian Miller||Coastal Hazard Specialist, Washington Sea Grant|
|Jayantha Obeysekera||Director, Sea Level Solutions Center, Florida International University|
|Jeff Peterson||Coastal Flood Resilience Project|
|Heidi Stiller||Regional Director, Office of Coastal Management, NOAA|
|Jessamin Straub||Research Oceanographer, US Army Corps of Engineers; Managing Director- US Coastal Research Program|
|Abby Sullivan||Senior Advisor for Climate Science and Risk Communication, Philadelphia Office of Sustainability|