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e-I&DM Team

Providing Vision and Intellectual Leadership

e-I&DM Team

The Implementation Phase of the e-Infrastructures and Data Management project is driven by a Secretariat Coordinating Group made up of Champions representing each of the four Action Themes, the Coordination Officer, the Data Information Officer, support staff, and representatives from the Belmont Forum Secretariat. Meetings are held on a regular basis to make sure the work themes are working in conjunction with each other to the greatest extent possible. Learn more about the Secretariat Coordinating Group members below.

Meet Our Team

Human Dimensions/Capacity Building Champion (2018-2019)

Associate Professor, School of Information Sciences
University of Tennessee, Knoxville, US

Coordination Officer

External Relations, Communications, Partnerships

Project Coordinator

Arizona Geological Survey

Project Coordinator

Arizona Geological Survey

Publishing Liaison

Scientific publishing

SCG representative of MoST

National Central University

e-Infrastructures Champion

Director of the Seismology Department
Institut de Physique du Globe de Paris

Emeritus Team Members

Former Project co-lead (2013-2017)

University of Reading
Professor and Academic Lead for Space/Earth Observation Research
United Kingdom
The National Centre for Earth Observation


US Principal Investigator, Steering Committee Co-Chair, WP 6 Co-Lead

Arizona Geological Survey
State Geologist & Director (2005-2016)

Human Dimensions/Capacity Building Champion (2016-2017)

Institute for Environmental Analytics

Project Lead

Executive Director
ICSU-WDS International Programme Offices

Oversight Committee

The objective of the Oversight Committee (OC) is to provide guidance and input from the perspective of both the Belmont Forum members and the scientific and technical communities most affected by the outcomes of the e-I&DM Project. The OC will review scientific drivers and priorities, provide scientific and technical feedback, and perform special assignments as requested by Belmont Forum or e-I&DM leadership.

Oversight Committee Member

FutureEarth is a major international convener that fosters a culture of an engaged research based on the co-design and co-production of knowledge and tools and works to incorporate the latest research findings into government, business and community decisions and policies. The organization builds on the work of 20 long-term Global Research Projects to accelerate transformations to sustainability through research and innovation. 

Oversight Committee Member

The Research Data Alliance (RDA) was launched as a community-driven organization in 2013 by the European Commission, the United States Government's National Science Foundation and National Institute of Standards and Technology, and the Australian Government’s Department of Innovation with the goal of building the social and technical infrastructure to enable open sharing of data.  With close to 6,900 members from 137 countries (April 2018), RDA provides a neutral space where its members can come together through focused global Working and Interest Groups to develop and adopt infrastructure that promotes data-sharing and data-driven research, and accelerate the growth of a cohesive data community that integrates contributors across domain, research, national, geographical and generational boundaries.

Oversight Committee Member

The World Data System (WDS) is an Interdisciplinary Body of the International Science Council created by its 29th General Assembly in Maputo, Mozambique in 2008. The mission of the World Data System is to support ISC’s vision by promoting long-term stewardship of, and universal and equitable access to, quality-assured scientific data and data services, products, and information across a range of disciplines in the natural and social sciences, and the humanities. WDS aims to facilitate scientific research under the ISC umbrella by coordinating and supporting trusted scientific data services for the provision, use, and preservation of relevant datasets, while strengthening their links with the research community.

Oversight Committee Member

The Group on Earth Observations (GEO) is a partnership of more than 100 national governments and in excess of 100 Participating Organizations that envisions a future where decisions are informed by coordinated, comprehensive and sustained Earth observations. GEO’s global network connects government institutions, academic and research institutions, data providers, businesses, engineers, scientists and experts to create innovative solutions to global challenges at a time of exponential data growth, human development and climate change that transcend national and disciplinary boundaries. The unprecedented global collaboration of experts helps identify gaps and reduce duplication in the areas of sustainable development and sound environmental management.