Electromagnetic Advisory Committee

Current Members

Last NameFirst NameInstitutionRoleSinceUntil
Schultz Adam Oregon State University Observer 2014 Present
Frassetto Andy IRIS Proj. Leader 2014 Present
Ferguson Ian University of Manitoba Member 2017 2019
Key Kerry University of California, San Diego Member 2015 2018
Worthington Lindsay L. University of New Mexico Member 2017 2019
Bennington Ninfa University of Wisconsin, Madison Member 2016 2018
Bedrosian Paul US Geological Survey, Denver Ex Officio 2014 Present
Evans Rob L. Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution Chair 2017 2018

Committee Historical Members Overview


Committee Charge

The Electromagnetic Advisory Committee (EMAC) will review and provide advice on the operation, evolution, and technical performance of the USArray Magnetotelluric Array. The EMAC is neither a science planning nor operations committee, but should review MT operations in the context of the science framework for USArray and EarthScope. The EMAC will cultivate and incorporate community input and participation regarding the operational and scientific aspects of the MT effort, via convening of special interest groups or other mechanisms. The MT Project Lead and the MT Subaward PI will be the primary IRIS staff liaisons with the Advisory Committee and will coordinate with the EMAC Chair to develop topics and questions for review and action by the EMAC.

The Committee will meet as needed, but no less than twice per year, and will provide an annual written report to the IS SC, the IRIS President and Board of Directors. Additionally, the Committee may be charged with reviewing special topics and questions requiring prompt action. Members of the Committee are appointed by the Board of Directors and serve renewable three-­year terms.