Unidata is governed by its community. Our governing committees facilitate consensus-building for future directions of the Unidata Program and establish standards of involvement for the community. Direct involvement in the Program by the academic community helps Unidata stay on top of trends in education and research; for example, recent initiatives on Python and cloud-based computing have benefited tremendously from committee advice and involvement.
Note: The deadline for nominations to serve on Unidata's governing committees has been extended until August 1, 2022. We are especially in need of individuals from diverse institutions in the geosciences who can help set Unidata's course for the coming decade as part of our Strategic Advisory Committee.
The Unidata Program Center is seeking new people to serve on Unidata's Strategic Advisory and Users Committees. This is your chance to make a difference on behalf of the Unidata community. As Chuck Pavloski, the current Chair of the Unidata Strategic Advisory Committee notes, “Unidata continues to be a central national resource, providing data and services to the earth and related sciences community. As a community member, serving on the Unidata governance committees provides the opportunity to significantly contribute to this effort. Your expertise, insight and experiences will help guide the future developments in data sharing and the associated services in support of research and education in atmospheric sciences.”
We are looking for creative people at U.S. universities and colleges who are using Unidata products and services — or who are familiar with Unidata — to help guide the program in addressing the needs of our broadening community. We need the insights of active educators and researchers to spot new opportunities and take advantage of the expanding range of scientific data. We're looking for help identifying new tools and services — along with improvements to our existing offerings — that will advance the scientific and educational goals of the community.
Nominations are open until August 1, 2022 for committee terms beginning with the fall 2022 committee meetings, tentatively scheduled for October or November. There will be openings on both committees. If you know someone who is willing and able to serve the Unidata community for a three-year term beginning in the fall of 2022 (maybe yourself?), please consider making a nomination.
To make a nomination, use the Nomination Form
For additional information about the roles played by Unidata's governing committees and the appointment process, see the Unidata Governing Committee pages.