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:

  1. Assist the N-SLCT in identifying and connecting with practitioners.

  2. Ensure the applications of the N-SLCT are informed by the needs of practitioners.

  3. Work with the N-SLCT to explore and determine the utility of NASA observations and products for sea-level decision-making and planning efforts.

  4. Identify application opportunities associated with specific data and products through review of N-SLCT output and participation in N-SLCT activities.

  5. 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 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
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
Zoe Johnson Installation Community Planning Liaison Officer, Naval Facilities Engineering Command
Krupali Krusche Associate Dean for Research, Scholarship, and Creative Work, University of Notre Dame
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
Hilary Stockdon Research Oceanographer, USGS, US Coastal Research Program lead
Abby Sullivan Environmental Scientist, Philadelphia Water Department

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