About

Executive Committee

Overview

ESSI leadership positions are elected positions. Nominations are collected in the spring and elections take place during the summer.

President Position Description

Serves 2 years as President-elect, 2 as President, and 2 as past-President. During their term as President-elect and President they have a seat on the AGU council.

The ESSI President is Responsible for:

  • Running the ESSI Executive committee meeting at the fall AGU meeting
  • Helping to develop processes for filling the ESSI executive committee positions
  • Ensuring that ESSI members have a seat on various AGU committees and task forces (e.g., program committee)
  • Communicating AGU events, news, etc. to ESSI membership as appropriate
  • Representing AGU in a variety of venues

Secretary position description

This position only serves a 2 year term but is a good way to find out how AGU and ESSI works and to assess whether AGU leadership is a good fit.

The Secretary is responsible for:

  • Documenting the annual ESSI Executive Committee meeting and any interim meetings
  • Ensuring the ESSI website is updated
  • See AGU’s official guidelines for more information on Section leadership roles and responsibilities.

Current Members

President
Jeff de La Beaujardiere
NCAR/CISL Information Systems Division


Past President
Denise Hills
Geological Survey of Alabama


Secretary

Sarah Ramdeen »
LDEO Columbia University

President-elect

Danie Kinkade
Biological and Chemical Oceanography Data Management Office
Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution

Awards Chairs
Earth and Space Science Informatics Fellows Committee
David Tarboton

Leptoukh Lecture Award Committee
Jane Hart


Foreign Liaisons
Australian Representative
Jens Klump

EGU Representative

Jane Hart

JpGU Representative
Yasuhiro Murayama


Student Rep
Currently vacant


Past Leadership

Past President

  • 2009 - 2010: Peter Fox
  • 2011 - 2012: Karen Moe
  • 2013 - 2014: Micheal Piasecki
  • 2015 - 2016: Kerstin Lehnert
  • 2017 - 2019: Ruth Duerr
  • 2019 - 2020: Denise Hills

President-elect

  • 2009 - 2010: Karen Moe
  • 2011 - 2012: Micheal Piasecki
  • 2013 - 2014: Kerstin Lehnert
  • 2015 - 2016: Ruth Duerr
  • 2017 - 2019: Denise Hills
  • 2019 - 2020: Jeff De La Beaujardiere

Secretary

  • 2009 - 2010: None
  • 2011 - 2012: Tom Narock
  • 2013 - 2014: Ruth Duerr
  • 2015 - 2016: Anne Wilson