Governance

LinkedEarth is governed by three committees:

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The Executive Committee has leadership responsibility for the harmonious and affective functioning of the LinkedEarth community. The Executive Committee makes decision regarding the developments of the LinkedEarth activities under its charter.

The current members of the Executive Committee are:

Julien Emile-Geay
Executive Committee Member
Department of Earth Science University of Southern California Term: July 2016 - June 2018
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Nicholas McKay
Executive Committee Member
School of Earth Sciences and Environmental Sustainability Northern Arizona University. Term: July 2016 - June 2018
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Yolanda Gil
Executive Committee Member
Information Science Institute University of Southern California Term: July 2016 - June 2018
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Varun Ratnakar
Executive Committee Member
Information Science Institute University of Southern California Term: July 2016 - June 2018
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Deborah Khider
Executive Committee Member
Department of Earth Science University of Southern California Term: July 2016 - June 2018
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Daniel Garijo
Executive Committee Member
Information Science Institute University of Southern California Term: July 2016 - June 2018
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The Membership Committee serves to review applications for membership to the LinkedEarth Community, consistent with definition in its charter.

The Membership Committee is appointed by the Executive Committee to be representative of the community in terms of nationality, research setting (e.g., academia, non-profit organization, and industry), and level of expertise (e.g., PhD level, college level). Members of he Membership Committee are appointed from the nominated members of the LinkedEarth Community (see Article 6.1. of the charter)

Currently, the Membership Committee consists of:

Julien Emile-Geay
Executive Committee Member
Department of Earth Science University of Southern California Term: July 2016 - June 2018
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Nicholas McKay
Executive Committee Member
School of Earth Sciences and Environmental Sustainability Northern Arizona University. Term: July 2016 - June 2018
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Yolanda Gil
Executive Committee Member
Information Science Institute University of Southern California Term: July 2016 - June 2018
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Varun Ratnakar
Executive Committee Member
Information Science Institute University of Southern California Term: July 2016 - June 2018
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Deborah Khider
Executive Committee Member
Department of Earth Science University of Southern California Term: July 2016 - June 2018
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Daniel Garijo
Executive Committee Member
Information Science Institute University of Southern California Term: July 2016 - June 2018
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The Editorial Board reviews editorial changes to the core LinkedEarth Ontology requested by members of the LinkedEarth Community. The Editorial Board had oversight over the guidelines for editorial changes, which can be found here.

Members of the Editorial Board are appointed by the Executive Committee based on nominations from members of the LinkedEarth Community (see Article 6.1 of the charter).

Currently, the Editorial Board consists of:

Julien Emile-Geay
Executive Committee Member
Department of Earth Science University of Southern California Term: July 2016 - June 2018
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Nicholas McKay
Executive Committee Member
School of Earth Sciences and Environmental Sustainability Northern Arizona University. Term: July 2016 - June 2018
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Yolanda Gil
Executive Committee Member
Information Science Institute University of Southern California Term: July 2016 - June 2018
emailwebsiteFollow on Twitter
Varun Ratnakar
Executive Committee Member
Information Science Institute University of Southern California Term: July 2016 - June 2018
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Deborah Khider
Executive Committee Member
Department of Earth Science University of Southern California Term: July 2016 - June 2018
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Daniel Garijo
Executive Committee Member
Information Science Institute University of Southern California Term: July 2016 - June 2018
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Anyone in the community can request an editorial change to the core ontology by filling this form.

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Community discussion will take place on the LinkedEarth Wiki, at organized workshops, or within working groups.


The roles and responsibilities of the various committees are described in the LinkedEarth charter.