About

SIPS Liaison Program

SIPS currently has over 2,500 individuals who are SIPS members, but of those, under 400 list SIPS as their primary affiliation. AGU members who are interested in science policy and social science tend to affiliate most closely with the section that reflects their primary research. In order to reach the high number of scientists who have an interest in societal impacts but are not actively involved in the SIPS Section, SIPS has instituted a liaison program.

The goal of the SIPS liaison program is to build a larger cohort of people who are actively involved in SIPS beyond those who have signed up for the section. SIPS hopes to do this by integrating information about key societal impacts and policy sciences events and opportunities into the newsletters, Fall Meeting sessions and events, and websites of other AGU sections.

Current SIPS Liaisons

Name: Mona Behl
Institution: University of Georgia 
Sections/Focus Groups: Global Environmental Change/Natural Hazards/Nonlinear Geophysics/Ocean Sciences


Name: Jennifer Biank
Institution: Blue Marble Space
Sections/Focus Groups: Bieogeosciences/Planetary Sciences/ Volcanology, Geochemistry, and Petrology


Name: Ian Bolliger
Institution: University of California, Berkeley
Sections/Focus Groups: Cryosphere Sciences/Global Environmental Change


Name: Maya Buchanan
Institution: Climate Central, Inc
Sections/Focus Groups: Ocean Sciences


Name: Denise Hills
Institution: Geological Survey of Alabama
Sections/Focus Groups: Earth and Space Science Informatics/Near-Surface Geophysics


Name: Michael Hirsch
Institution: Boston University
Sections/Focus Groups: Space Physics and Aeronomy


Name: Alexander Krokus
Institution: Institute for Sustainable Solutions, Portland State University, Portland Oregon, USA
Sections/Focus Groups: Geomagnetism, Paleomagnetism, and Electromagnetism/Global Environmental Change/Seismology/Tectonophysics


Name: Kristopher Larsen
Institution: University of Colorado
Sections/Focus Groups: Earth and Space Science Informatics/Planetary Sciences/Space Physics and Aeronomy


Name: John Rummel 
Institution: SETI Institute
Sections/Focus Groups: Planetary Sciences


Name: Kevin Reed
Institution: Stony Brook University
Sections/Focus Groups: Atmospheric Sciences/Global Environmental Change/Natural Hazards


Name: Gyami Shrestha
Institution: U.S. Carbon Cycle Science Program Office, Carbon Cycle Interagency Working Group (CCIWG) and University Corporation for Atmospheric Research (UCAR)
Sections/Focus Groups: Biogeosciences/Global Environmental Change


Name: Asna Sharma
Institution: Cornell University
Sections/Focus Groups: Biogeosciences/Earth and Planetary Surface Processes/Global Environmental Change/Hydrology/Nonlinear Geophysics


Name: Katie Taladay
Institution: University of Hawaii at Manoa
Sections/Focus Groups: Tectonophysics/Volcanology, Geochemistry, and Petrology


Name: Annie Tamalavage
Institution: Texas A&M University
Sections/Focus Groups: Paleoceanography and Paleoclimatology


Name: Scott Worland
Institution: USGS
Sections/Focus Groups: Biogeosciences/Earth and Planetary Surface Processes/Hydrology/Near-Surface Geophysics