[unav_all] New UNAVCO Program Director, Geodetic Infrastructure

Meghan Miller meghan at unavco.org
Fri May 4 10:45:38 MDT 2012

Dear Colleagues,

I am pleased to announce that Dr. Glen Mattioli has agreed to accept the post of Program Director, Geodetic Infrastructure at UNAVCO.  He brings many assets to UNAVCO, including a long history of contributions to geodesy across the Americas, strong professional relationships with UNAVCO's core sponsors including service as a program officer at NSF, broad perspective developed through his faculty appointments at University of Puerto Rico, University of Arkansas, and University of Texas, Arlington.   He will maintain faculty status at UTA, while on assignment to UNAVCO, under an agreement that we are just finalizing.   

Effective June 18, his start date, we will consider the program reorganization - from UNAVCO Facility and Plate Boundary Observatory, to Geodetic Infrastructure and Geodetic Data Services - complete.  I have attached the thread that explains that change, for your interest.   Chuck Meertens will continue to be the point of contact for the UNAVCO Community and Facility cooperative agreement; Glen Mattioli will serve as the point of contact for the EarthScope - PBO and SAFOD cooperative agreement. 

Glen's areas of responsibility will include:
·       Setting direction aligned with science community planning and proposals, with a particular focus on sustaining and enhancing the Plate Boundary Observatory and COCONet, as well as recent GPS and meteorology enhancements to Africa Array. Currently supported geodetic observations include campaign, continuous, and high-rate, low-latency GPS; terrestrial laser scanning; strain and borehole seismic data; meteorological observations; and geodetic imaging (SAR and LiDAR) acquired from a variety of platforms.  
·  As a member of the senior management team, develops multi-year plans and budget projections.  Independently and in collaboration, writes competitive and successful proposals, manages awards to meet science community needs. This position directly supports UNAVCO’s focus on emerging international partnerships and projects.
·       Supervises project managers and engineering staff in the development and operation of geodetic observing networks and systems to support of community science goals, securing resources for and providing services to support the program on behalf of the science community.
·       Interacts with program sponsors at the National Science Foundation, NASA, USGS, and other agencies as appropriate to program goals.  This position requires oversight of program planning, staff, projects, and activities supported by NSF-EAR, OPP, and AGS, and NASA

Chuck Meertens will oversee data, data products, cyberinfrastructure and related activities.   We are also progressing with the search for a director of Education and Community Engagement.

We are very much looking forward to being at full capacity on the senior management team, and with some great new talent.

Please join me in congratulating Glen!  We are so pleased.


M. Meghan Miller, Ph.D.
President, UNAVCO
6350 Nautilus Drive
Boulder, CO  80301

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meghan at unavco.org

Please acknowledge UNAVCO sponsors and awards:

Begin forwarded message:

> From: Meghan Miller <meghan at unavco.org>
> Subject: [unav_all] Fwd: UNAVCO program realignment
> Date: February 24, 2012 11:33:15 AM MST
> To: Unavco All Listserv <unav_all at ls.unavco.org>
> Colleagues,
> I am writing to update you on the transition within UNAVCO that Bill Holt described in September (appended below).  We have made measured progress in aligning UNAVCO activities with the three  reconfigured programs:  Geodetic Infrastructure, Geodetic Data Services, and Education & Community Engagement.  These activities are supported by Business Affairs and the Executive Office.    International and public/policy outreach will be under my direct purview, and targeted to address specific recommendations that emerged from the management review of a year ago.  Most employees will keep the same primary reporting relationship, as about 20% of the organization will change supervisors. Approximately 30% will be assigned under a new director, when the Geodetic Infrastructure position has been filled.  Some transitions began as early as February 1, and nearly all will be complete by April 2  - or upon the hire of the new directors....
> We are excited about the changes within UNAVCO.   We have already found some strong synergies and ways to enhance the work of UNAVCO staff members.
> These changes are likely to be largely invisible to most of you, although you might find a former PBO engineer supporting your PI project abroad, or a former "Facility" staff member working on an EarthScope related task.  If you ever need quick guidance about where to go, drop a line to support at unavco.org.  The Support page in our global navigation continues to be a good point of entry for larger requests:   http://www.unavco.org/support/support.html
> If you are interested in the new structure, the org charts are available on the web:
> http://www.unavco.org/aboutus/aboutus.html
> The search for a director of Geodetic Infrastructure is progressing well.  We also have an open directorship for Education and Community Engagement, and screening begins in early March.  I hope that you will spread the word on this.  It is posted at: https://unavcocareers.silkroad.com/.    We have a number of other vacancies posted there, including some summer student internships.
> I look forward to seeing many of you next week!  We have more than 200 registrants - a record.
> Best,
> Meghan
> **********************
> M. Meghan Miller
> President, UNAVCO
> 6350 Nautilus Drive
> Boulder, CO  80301
> Voice:  303/381-7514
> By cell:  720/320-0026
> Fax:  303/381-7501
> meghan at unavco.org
> Please acknowledge UNAVCO sponsors and awards:
> http://www.unavco.org/community/policies_forms/acknowledgment.html
> Begin forwarded message:
>> From: wholt at notes.cc.sunysb.edu
>> Subject: UNAVCO program realignment
>> Date: September 7, 2011 11:40:42 AM MDT
>> To: unav_all-owner at ls.unavco.org
>> Subject:   UNAVCO program realignment 
>> Dear Colleagues, 
>> I am writing to let you know of a realignment of the programs within UNAVCO.  As some of you know, UNAVCO has been engaged in a self study that relied on updating its strategic plan, as well as survey of community, governance participants, and UNAVCO staff to identify both opportunities and efficiencies.  Strong support for refining the focus on development of Geodetic Infrastructure and a strong new focus on Geodetic Data Services (data, data products, and cyber-Infrastructure across UNAVCO's supported geodetic techniques) emerged.  This also nicely aligned with the results of the major Management Review last January.    The board has been closely involved in these changes and the core sponsors at NSF-EAR have been consulted. 
>> The UNAVCO Director of Geodetic Data Services will have a particular focus on strengthening community-specified data products and cyber infrastructure, and will serve as the primary point of contact for investigators and sponsors on the UNAVCO Facility and Community cooperative agreement.  Chuck Meertens will serve in this role. 
>> The UNAVCO Director of Geodetic Infrastructure will have a particular focus on the development of geodetic observing networks and systems in support of community science goals, on strengthening international partnerships for global geodesy, and will serve as the primary point of contact for investigators and sponsors for the UNAVCO EarthScope/Plate Boundary Observatory Community cooperative agreement.  We expect to post this open position very soon. 
>> Education and Outreach will continue with its current program direction.   
>> UNAVCO Management is actively undertaking planning for the realignment of UNAVCO staff and governance that will follow this change.  Until the Geodetic Infrastructure directorship is filled, we expect to continue to operate under the current structure at full capacity.   Chuck Meertens has been overseeing both programs, until a new director is found. 
>> I wanted to apprise you of this change.  We are optimistic that it will position UNAVCO well to support a spectrum of emerging opportunities and diversify the funding opportunities that complement core sponsorship. 
>> Regards, 
>> Bill Holt 
>> Professor 
>> Dept. of Geosciences 
>> Stony Brook University 
>> Stony Brook, NY, 11794-2100 
>> (631) 632-8215 
>> William.holt at sunysb.edu
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