Reminder: Serve on an SZ4D Committee

SZ4D Office contact at sz4d.org
Fri Jul 1 14:32:39 UTC 2022


*SZ4D offers a range of options to get involved in the initiative.*
*Deadline to volunteer is today.** Join now
<https://forms.gle/jQ7FdAYGR3yo7xSb6>!*

One of the most important ways to participate in the SZ4D initiative (
www.sz4d.org) is to join one of our oversight committees. These committees
will allow you to represent your community’s priorities as the SZ4D begins
its implementation phase. They will be instrumental in helping to design
the overall structure of the SZ4D, the types of instrument arrays that will
be necessary to answer the SZ4D science questions, and to build capacity
and equity in the initiative.

If you would like to get involved, fill out this form
<https://forms.gle/jQ7FdAYGR3yo7xSb6>, indicating your interest in serving.
If you have anyone else that you’d like to recommend for committee
membership, we’d like to know that as well. This information will be
compiled by a special committee, called the Committee on Committees, which
will develop a slate of potential candidates for each of the oversight
committees described below. The Committee on Committee’s membership does
not include any members serving on the new committees, so they can dedicate
their efforts to ensuring equity, inclusion, and a diversity of viewpoints
are built into the SZ4D. This slate will initially be approved by the SZ4D
Research Coordination Network steering committee – this approval process
will be transferred to the SZ4D Center Steering Committee (described below)
once the RCN Steering Committee is replaced by the new, transitional
committees.

The SZ4D RCN has developed a set of transitional committees meant to
promote involvement in the SZ4D as the program gets going. Each committee
has a different level of responsibility, which corresponds to the
commitment associated with it.

*Disciplinary & Integrative Working Groups*
If you are interested in participating in the effort, but your time and
capacity are limited, you might consider volunteering for one of our
*disciplinary
working groups* or *integrative groups*. The disciplinary groups will
provide scientific input for each of the three major disciplines
represented by the SZ4D (Land- and Seascapes
<https://www.sz4d.org/landscapes-seascapes>, Magmatic Drivers of Eruption
<https://www.sz4d.org/volcanoes>, and Faulting and Earthquake Cycles
<https://www.sz4d.org/earthquakes>), while the integrative groups will
focus on Building Equity and Capacity in the Geosciences
<https://www.sz4d.org/education-outreach> and the Modeling Collaboratory
for Subduction <https://www.sz4dmcs.org> efforts.

*Collective Impact Committee*
The working & integrative groups will provide input to the *Collective
Impact Committee*, which provides cross-cutting, scientific input and
prioritization to the SZ4D effort. If you are interested and able to
dedicate effort to the SZ4D effort, this might be an exciting opportunity
to help guide the SZ4D in a way that balances the needs of all of its
disciplinary and cross-cutting priorities.

*Operations Planning Committee*
The *Operations Planning Committee* will be responsible for the development
and coordination of the actual SZ4D deployments. So, if you’re deeply
interested in instrumentation or field campaigns, this committee is for you.

*Center Steering Committee*
Finally, if you’re “all-in” on SZ4D and want to participate in the
day-to-day work of the project, we could use your help on the *Center
Steering Committee*. This committee is responsible for moving the project
forward based on the directives of the Collective Impact Committee, and the
deployment specifications provided by the Operations Planning Committee.
This would allow you to be deeply involved in the SZ4D, and to be able to
work on behalf of your community to bring the SZ4D to life.

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