[CRYOLIST] Final reminder: Opportunity to join the bureau of the International Association of Cryospheric Sciences (IACS)

Andrew Mackintosh andrew.mackintosh at vuw.ac.nz
Fri Jan 4 17:14:27 PST 2019

Dear all,

This is a final reminder that nominations to join the bureau of the International Association of Cryospheric Sciences (IACS) are due by Monday 7th January. Because many people are still on holiday, the chair of the nomination panel, Professor Ralf Greve, is willing to accept nominations until Wednesday January 9th. Please see below for more information, or contact me directly if you have any questions.

Best wishes, Andrew

On 16/11/2018, at 9:08 PM, Andrew Mackintosh <Andrew.Mackintosh at vuw.ac.nz<mailto:Andrew.Mackintosh at vuw.ac.nz>> wrote:

Dear all,

The International Association of Cryospheric Sciences (IACS) is looking for new bureau members to serve from mid 2019-2023. The objectives of IACS are
– to promote studies of cryospheric subsystems of the Earth solar systems
– to encourage research in the above subjects by members of the cryospheric community, national and international institutions and programmes, and individual countries through collaboration and international co-ordination
– to provide an opportunity on an international basis for discussion and publication of the results of the above research
– to promote education and public awareness on the cryosphere
– to facilitate the standardisation of measurement or collection of data on cryospheric systems and of the analysis, archiving and publication of such data.

A new bureau will be elected at the International Union of Geodesy and Geophysics (IUGG) General Assembly to be held in early July 2019 in Montreal, Canada. Current and past IACS bureau members are listed here http://www.cryosphericsciences.org/officers.html<https://apac01.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.cryosphericsciences.org%2Fofficers.html&data=02%7C01%7Candrew.mackintosh%40vuw.ac.nz%7C152497aa51734a86574f08d64b95cc6f%7Ccfe63e236951427e8683bb84dcf1d20c%7C0%7C0%7C636779504152532201&sdata=wwPsREs3J4V7KCISnNxUC8xuNRdjJFCuL%2FPsDMVa1YI%3D&reserved=0>

Nominations of cryospheric scientists for any position within the IACS bureau (except President but including President Elect) are most welcome. Our bureau has an even gender balance, is highly international and has a mixture of scientists at different career stages. We strive to maintain or improve on this diversity.

Full details on the nomination process are provided below. Self-nominations are allowed.

Being on the IACS bureau provides opportunities to help develop and promote the cryospheric sciences at the highest level, and a chance to network and collaborate with a diverse group of experts from all parts of the globe. From my own experience, it has been very rewarding and has provided many unanticipated opportunities and benefits. I strongly recommend it.

Nomination packages should be sent to the Chair of the Independent Nomination Panel, Professor Ralf Greve (greve at lowtem.hokudai.ac.jp<mailto:greve at lowtem.hokudai.ac.jp>), no later than January 7th, 2019.

Best wishes, Andrew

Full description of nomination process:
IACS By-law 4: Nominations and Election of the Bureau
4.1 The Bureau shall establish a Nomination panel consisting of a Chair and not less than two other members at least ten months before an IUGG General Assembly. The Panel will receive and consider suggestions and shall prepare a list of candidates for each office, seeking to achieve reasonable balance in their geographical and professional distribution. Members of the Bureau may not be appointed to the Nominating Committee.
4.2 At least nine months before an IUGG General Assembly, the Secretary General shall solicit nominations for officers that must be received by the Chair of the Nomination panel not later than six months before the General Assembly. Nominees for the position of President-Elect, but not for the other positions, must be from countries represented by IUGG Adhering Bodies in regular status (dues paid).
4.3  Each nomination for office must include a résumé of the candidate's qualifications relevant to the office for which the candidate is nominated. A signed statement of the candidate's willingness to stand for office must also be provided. The nomination shall not be considered without submission of the résumé and consent form.
4.4 A person may be a candidate for more than one office, except for President-Elect, who may not be a candidate for any other office of the Association.
4.5 The list of candidates shall normally contain more than one name for each office. The Chair of the Nomination panel shall distribute the list to the accredited delegates to the Plenary Administrative Session at least three months before an IUGG General Assembly. The list submitted for voting shall contain both the candidates proposed by the Nomination Panel and the names of all other nominees submitted.
4.6 Voting for the election of Bureau Officers shall be by secret ballot. The President shall select two electoral officers from among the participants at the Plenary Administrative Session to oversee and compile the votes. The electoral officers shall not be members of the Bureau or members of the Nominating Committee nor candidates for the election.
4.7 Candidates who obtain a simple majority of votes shall be elected. If no candidate receives a majority of votes for a specific office, the two candidates receiving the most votes shall be named and a second vote shall be held. In the case of a tie in the second round the current President shall decide.

Professor Andrew N. Mackintosh
Director, Antarctic Research Centre
Secretary General, International Association of Cryospheric Sciences (IACS)
Victoria University of Wellington, PO Box 600 Wellington, New Zealand, 6012
Twitter: @AMacGlac

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