Call for nominations for the Steering Committees of emerging GAW Initiatives

The Global Atmosphere Watch (GAW) Programme of the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) through its Implementation plan for 2016-2023 embarked on the development of new environmental products and services for the user community. These are to be implemented through the translational scientific initiatives, namely the Integrated Global Greenhouse Gas Information System, IG3IS (, Global Air Quality Forecasting and Information System (GAFIS) and Measurement-Model Fusion for Global Total Atmospheric Deposition (MMF-GTAD).

The Environmental Pollution and Atmospheric Chemistry Scientific Steering Committee (EPAC-SSC) that coordinates the work of GAW, is seeking nominations for the Steering Committees of the above mentioned initiatives to guide and facilitate their scientific and technical implementation. Please find a short description of each initiative below.

The Steering Committees of each individual initiative (one team per initiative) shall contain regional representation and reflect diversity in gender and other aspects. With this announcement, EPAC-SSC encourages scientists to apply for the 15 seats on the individual Steering Committees, with rotating membership terms of 2 or 4 years. All members will be selected through this call. Members who contributed earlier to the initiatives are encouraged to apply. Nominees are expected to devote sufficient time and effort to allow for regular participation at the initiative’s events and shall actively engage in the development and promotion of GAW activities. They can be at different stages of their scientific career but must have peer-reviewed publication records, demonstrating expertise in the realm, relevant to the particular initiative. Specializations of the Nominee’s research or operational activity should be related to one or more of the following: atmospheric chemistry, greenhouse gases, forecasting, inverse modelling, data assimilation, air quality and health, atmospheric deposition, food security, climate, data analysis. Self-nominations must be made by 29 February following the template below. If you are interested in nominating an individual (other than yourself) please use the same template.

The nomination form is available here.

Please direct any questions to the EPAC-SSC Chair Prof Greg Carmichael.