This press release originally appeared on the Future Earth main website on 18 August 2017.
The Integrated Land Ecosystem-Atmosphere Processes Study (iLEAPS), a global research project of Future Earth, is looking for three scientists to join its Scientific Steering committee. The terms will begin in January 2018 and will last three years, with the option of renewing for an additional three-year period. The project is seeking researchers who have displayed “scientific excellence and a high level of commitment to ILEAPS' goals, but also [aims] to achieve a balance of expertise, nationalities, gender, and career stages.”
The deadline for applications is 1 September 2017. For more information about this opportunity and how to apply, see the official announcement.
iLEAPS, which was established in 2004 as a project of the International Geosphere-Biosphere Programme (IGBP), coordinates global research on ecosystem-atmosphere exchanges and their wide-ranging impacts. The project brings together modelling and observational scientists and focuses on three key goals:
- Mitigation of climate change
- Environmental response to changes in climate and air quality
- Secure and improve human health and wellbeing in rural and urban areas
To learn more about iLEAPS, visit the project’s website.
The Scientific Steering Committee (SSC) of iLEAPS oversees the project’s activities and shapes its scientific agenda. The International Project Office of iLEAPS is based in Wallingford, UK, with a regional node for the Middle East and North Africa in Cyprus. According to the announcement, committee members will take on a number of tasks, including:
- Overall responsibility for the iLEAPS project
- Developing and promoting iLEAPS' scientific agenda
- Communicating with the iLEAPS International Project Office
- Acting as a liaison to iLEAPS workshop organizers and working groups
- Representing iLEAPS at meetings
- As opportunities arise, SSC members may also host iLEAPS workshops, participate in common position papers, and coordinate national iLEAPS activities