NANCY GLENN is a professor in the Department of Geosciences and director of the Boise Center Aerospace Laboratory at Boise State University. She is an expert in imaging spectroscopy and lidar of terrestrial ecosystems and is particularly interested in the structure and function of dryland ecosystems and understanding how these ecosystems respond to changes in climate and disturbance. In addition to her research, Dr. Glenn enjoys organizing community workshops to advance training and use of spectroscopy and point cloud analysis in earth system science. Dr. Glenn serves on several advisory committees related to remote sensing, including NASA's Earth Science Advisory Committee and UNAVCO's Board of Directors. She received a B.S. in geological engineering from the University of Nevada, Reno, an M.S. in civil engineering from the University of California, Berkeley, and a Ph.D. in geoengineering from the University of Nevada, Reno.
Kristine M. Larson
KRISTINE M. LARSON is a professor emerita in the Department of Aerospace Engineering Sciences at the University of Colorado, Boulder. Dr. Larson’s research interests are focused on developing new applications for GPS instruments including measuring seismic displacement, ice sheet speed, firn density, soil moisture, vegetation water content, snow depth, volcanic ash, and water levels. She served on both the 2017 Decadal Survey Panel on Earth Surface and Interior and the Committee on National Requirements for Precise Geodetic Infrastructure. Dr. Larson is a fellow of the AGU and a recipient of the Christiaan Huygens Medal from the EGU. She earned a B.A. in engineering sciences from Harvard University and a Ph.D. in geophysics from the Scripps Institution of Oceanography at the University of California, San Diego.
R. S. Nerem
R. STEVEN NEREM is a professor in the Smead Aerospace Engineering Sciences department and associate director of the Colorado Center for Astrodynamics Research at the University of Colorado at Boulder. Dr. Nerem’s research interests include sea-level change, satellite altimetry, Earth’s gravity field, planetary geodesy, precision orbit determination, and astrodynamics. He is a member of the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine’s Committee on Earth Science and Applications from Space and is a former member of a UNAVCO study on grand challenges in geodesy. Dr. Nerem is the recipient of numerous awards including the American Astronautical Society’s Earth Science and Applications Award and the AGU’s Geodesy Section Award. He is a fellow of the AGU. Dr. Nerem earned a B.S. in geology from Colorado State University and an M.S. and Ph.D. in aerospace engineering from the University of Texas, Austin.
James R. Ray
JAMES R. RAY is a geodecist who retired from NOAA’s National Geodetic Survey in 2014. At NOAA he carried out research and supported the Global Positioning System orbit analysis software to refine and upgrade performance of global and regional analyses, to generate long-term reference frame solutions, and to produce regular operational products for the International GNSS Service (IGS). He also served as the agency interface to the IGS, International Earth Rotation and Reference Systems Service (IERS), and other related international bodies. Dr. Ray has served on many international committees related to the geodetic infrastructure including directing board member of the IERS and analysis center coordinator of the IGS. He is a fellow of the International Association for Geodesy. Dr. Ray received a B.A. in mathematics and a M.S. and Ph.D in space physics and astronomy, all from Rice University.
MICHELLE SNEED is a hydrologist at the U.S. Geological Survey. Her research focuses on land subsidence related to fluid-pressure changes in the western United States, using measurements of land-surface elevation and elevation change including spirit leveling, GPS, extensometry, and Interferometric Synthetic Aperture Radar. Ms. Sneed is a member of the UNESCO Land Subsidence International Initiative and was a participant in a recent NSF-sponsored workshop on hydrological applications of geodetic techniques. She received a B.S. and M.S. in geology from California State University, Sacramento, where she also periodically teaches geology classes.
ISABELLA VELICOGNA is a professor in the Department of Earth System Sciences at the University of California, Irvine. She is also a scientist faculty part time at the NASA/Caltech Jet Propulsion Laboratory. Dr. Velicogna uses novel geophysical methods and satellite remote sensing techniques to understand the physical processes governing ice sheet and high mountain mass balance and the hydrologic cycle of high latitude regions. She uses data from a variety of sensors, especially time-variable gravity and altimetry, but also passive microwave, GPS, and in situ data. Dr. Velicogna is a recipient of the EGU's Vening Meinesz Medal for distinguished research in geodesy and is a Kavli Fellow of the National Academy of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. She earned a B.S. and M.S. in physics and a Ph.D. in engineering (geodynamics) all from the University of Trieste, Italy.