To oversee the project decision-making process, SRMGI convening partners have appointed a steering group, which agrees to stakeholder partner organizations and working group focus, format and membership.
The steering group consists of the following members:
Dr. Steven Hamburg
Chief Scientist, Environmental Defense Fund
Steven Hamburg is EDF's public voice for its commitment to science-based advocacy and is responsible for the scientific integrity of EDF's positions and programs. His training and research specialty is ecosystem ecology, with a focus on forests. Dr. Hamburg has served as an advisor to both corporations and non-governmental organizations and was awarded an Environmental Merit award by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency for his climate change-related activities. He has published widely including in Nature and Science and has served as a lead author for the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change.
Senior Scientist, National Space Research Institute, Brazil
Carlos Nobre is a senior scientist with the Brazilian National Space Research Institute (INPE) and director of the Center for Earth System Science. Currently, he is the chair of the Scientific Committee of the International Geosphere-Biosphere Program (IGBP). He is a climatologist with research interests in climate science, climate change and the Amazon. Carlos is also a member of the Brazilian Academy of Sciences, and a member of TWAS.
Prof. John Shepherd FRS
Professor, School of Ocean and Earth Science, University of Southampton, UK, and Chairman of Royal Society working group
From 2001 to 2010 Professor Shepherd was a Deputy Director of the Tyndall Centre for Climate Change Research. He is a Fellow of the Institute of Mathematics and its Applications, and was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society in 1999. His current research interests include the natural variability of the climate system on long time-scales, and the development and use of intermediate complexity models of the Earth climate system, for the interpretation of the paleo-climate record, and for long-term projections of climate change. Professor Shepherd served as Chair of the Royal Society working group on geoengineering.