The Unidata Strategic
Advisory Committee provides a “Big Picture” perspective,
helping the Unidata Program better understand data and technology trends within
the university geoscience community. This high-level, long-term perspective is
crucial to Unidata’s ability to successfully anticipate community needs and
provide proactive solutions and cyberinfrastructure leadership.
The eight voting members of the committee are drawn from academia, balancing
the membership to represent a range of colleges and universities and to reflect
the concerns of both instructors and researchers.
The committee also includes representatives from NASA,
NOAA, and NSF,
as well as from UCAR and NCAR,
who are important
sources of information and advice about events and
conditions that can profoundly affect the program.
The Strategic Advisory Committee meets
twice a year, and its members serve three-year terms. The
committee's official charge is to make recommendations to the director of
Unidata on policies, activities, and objectives. The committee's most important
responsibility is to ensure that the needs of the university community are met
and that Unidata is responsive to those needs.
Learn about the Unidata Strategic