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SPRI Review 2005: National and International Roles of Staff

National and International Roles of Staff

Members of the Institute are active in many roles relating to national and international committees and advisory groups involving the polar regions, and are members of the editorial boards of a number of international journals. These include:

  • Immediate Past President, International Glaciological Society
  • Head of the Glaciers and Ice Sheets Division of the International Commission for Snow and Ice (ICSI), now the IUGG Commission for the Cryospheric Sciences
  • Chair of the UK National Committee on Antarctic Research
  • UK Alternate Delegate to the Council of the Scientific Committee on Antarctic Research (SCAR)
  • UK Delegate to the Council of the International Arctic Science Committee (IASC)
  • Member of the NERC Peer Review College
  • Chair of the NERC Review Committee for the Challenger Division of the National Oceanography Centre
  • Chair of the Marine Studies Group, Geological Society of London
  • Member of Hadley Centre Scientific Steering Group
  • Member of the UK Antarctic Place-Names Committee
  • Three members of UK International Polar Year Committee and Education, Outreach & Communication sub-committee
  • Member of the International Arctic Social Sciences Association (IASSA) International Polar Year Taskforce
  • UK representative on the International Arctic Science Committee (IASC) working group on Arctic Glaciers
  • UK Delegate to the International Science Initiative for the Russian Arctic.
  • Member of the international steering group for the Tundra-Taiga Initiative
  • Co-ordinating Principal Investigator, European Space Agency Vectra synthetic-aperture radar interferometry consortium.
  • BOREAS (international research programme in Arctic humanities and social science) for European Science Foundation, in collaboration with National Science Foundation (USA) and Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (Canada): Chair of Evaluation Committee
  • Permanent UK representative of the Association of Marine Mammal Hunters of Chukotka.
  • Editorial Board member: Geology, Earth Surface Processes and Landforms, Transactions of the Royal Society of Edinburgh, Annals of Glaciology, Ethnology and Anthropology of Eurasia, Anthropology and Archaeology of Eurasia, Earth's Cryosphere, Cultural Geographies, Worldviews: Environment, Culture, Religion.
  • Member of the Polar Libraries Colloquy