Boards and Committees

International collaborations are driven by our faculty and their research. The exchange of knowledge, ideas, and technologies allows our scientists to be at the forefront of vitally important oceanic, atmospheric, and planetary discoveries. In addition to collaborative research projects, many of our faculty members lend their expertise by advising councils and serving on boards or steering committees for ocean, climate, and earth science-related organizations. Their involvement expands the impact of our work, builds partnerships with other institutions and researchers, and paves the way for future collaborations.

Below is a comprehensive list of boards and committees where Scripps is represented. If you would like to add information to this list, please contact


Organization Description Faculty
Argo Ocean Observation and Monitoring Dean Roemmich, Steve Diggs
CliC  Climate and Cryosphere Project of the World Climate Research Program (WCRP) Fiamma Straneo
CLIVAR Climate and Ocean - Variability, Predictability, and Change Lynne Talley, Dean Roemmich, Art Miller, Shang-Ping Xie
CODATA Committee on Data of the International Council for Science Bernard Minster
DBCP Data Buoy Cooperation Panel, World Meteorological Organization, Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission Luca Centurioni
EPOS European Plate Observing System Cathy Constable
GO-SHIP Global Ocean Ship-based Hydrographic Investigations Program Lynne Talley
GO2NE Global Ocean Oxygen Network, UNESCO Lisa Levin
ICOMOS International Committee on Monuments and Sites, UNESCO Isabel Rivera-Collazo
IFR Institute for Field Research Jade d’Alpoim Guedes
InterRidge International Cooperation in Ridge-Crest Studies Donna Blackman
IODP International Ocean Discovery Program Richard Norris
IPCC Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change Joel Norris
IPICS International Partnership in Ice Core Sciences (SCAR – Scientific Committee on Arctic Research) Jeff Severinghaus
IQUOD International Quality Controlled Ocean Database Steve Diggs
ISCB International Society for Computational Biology Terry Gaasterland
ISPN International Society of Phylogenetic Nomenclature Greg Rouse
IUGG-IAGA International Union of Geodesy and Geophysics – International Association of Geomagnetism and Aeronomy Cathy Constable, Guy Masters, Lisa Tauxe
Ocean SITES Deepwater reference stations Steve DiggsUwe Send
PICES North Pacific Marine Science Organization Art Miller
RDA Research Data Alliance Steve Diggs, Bernard Minster
SOOS Southern Ocean Observing System – Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission Steve Diggs, Sarah Gille