Directors of the EarthScope Board play a key role in providing the overall strategic direction to the organization. They help steer Consortium activities at the highest level, consider long-term strategies that further EarthScope’s mission, and make sure it acts in the best interests of its members. Directors also ensure that the organization is managed well, handles its finances carefully, and meets all the obligations of grants and contracts.
Serving on the Board is a great way to serve a very broad set of stakeholders in geophysics and Earth System Science. EarthScope Board Directors have opportunities to meet and collaborate with one another, to interact with representatives of federal funding agencies, to learn about cutting-edge research and technical initiatives, and to help prioritize new and ongoing activities of the organization. EarthScope supports hybrid meetings for its Board, and provides travel support to attend Board meetings and annual Science Workshops. EarthScope also provides its Directors with training in corporate governance practices as well as with leadership development training and mentoring.
We hope that you will think creatively and broadly about diverse perspectives and voices that can help the EarthScope Consortium to continue to excel in its mission of “transforming global geophysical research and education.” Please nominate yourself or someone else who can help EarthScope continue to grow into the best version of itself.