Science Steering Committee (SSC)

Last updated: September 2017

Caspar Ammann, Past Chair
Project Scientist

Climate Science and Applications Program (CSAP)

National Center for Atmospheric Research
Phone: 720-234-1070
Betsy Baker
Executive Director
North Pacific Research Board
Phone: 907-793-7046
Leah Braithwaite
ArcticNet Executive Director
Université Laval
Phone: 581-309-5830
Raychelle Daniel
The Pew Charitable Trusts
Phone: 907-317-1750
Kevin Griffin

Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences, and the Department of Ecology, Evolution, and Environmental Biology

Columbia University
Phone: (845) 365-8371
Marika Holland, Chair
Senior Scientist

Climate and Global Dynamics Division

National Center for Atmospheric Research
Phone: (303) 497-1734
George Kling, Vice-Chair
Robert G. Wetzel Professor

Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology

University of Michigan
Phone: 734-647-0894
Kit Kovacs
Marine Ecology Coordinator

Research Department

Norwegian Polar Institute
Phone: +47-7775-0526
Amy Lovecraft

Department of Political Science

University of Alaska Fairbanks
Phone: 907-474-2688
Gifford Miller

Institute of Arctic and Alpine Research

University of Colorado, Boulder
Phone: 303-492-6962
Irina Overeem
Research Scientist III


University of Colorado, Boulder
Phone: 303-443-9662
Sandra Starkweather
NOAA - Arctic Research Program

U.S. Arctic Observing Network

U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
Phone: 303-402-9408
Francis Wiese
Senior Principal

U.S. Marine Ecology Technical Lead

Phone: 7095761458
Gifford Wong
Science & Technology Policy Fellow at the U.S. Department of State
American Association for the Advancement of Science
Phone: 916-698-9624