Isotope Geoscience Facilities Steering Committee

The Committee meets twice yearly (in May and November) to review applications for use of the facilities, to monitor the outputs of the facilities, and provide advice on aspects of facility operation and direction.

NIGFSC membership (as of March 2016)

Chair: Prof I Fairchild (Nov 2016–May 2020)
School of Geography, Earth and Environmental Sciences
University of Birmingham
Edgbaston
Birmingham, B15 2TT
Tel: +44 (0)121 414 4181
Email: i.j.fairchild@bham.ac.uk

Dr A Henderson (Nov 2014–May 2018)
School of Geography, Politics and Sociology
Newcastle University
Newcastle upon Tyne, NE1 7RU
Tel: +44 (0)191 208 3086
Email: andrew.henderson@ncl.ac.uk


Dr J Pike (Nov 2013–May 2018)
School of Earth & Ocean Sciences
Cardiff University
Cardiff, CF10 3AT
Tel: +44 (0)29 2087 5181
Email: pikej@cardiff.ac.uk

Prof S Roberts (May 2016–Nov 2019)
Ocean and Earth Science
National Oceanography Centre Southampton
Waterfront Campus
European Way
Southampton, SO14 3ZH
Tel: +44 (0) 23 8059 3246
Email: steve.roberts@noc.soton.ac.uk


Dr L Robinson (May 2016 – Nov 2019)
School of Earth Sciences
University of Bristol
Wills Memorial Building
Queens Road
Clifton
Bristol, BS8 1RJ
Tel: +44 (0) 117 331 5158
Email: Laura.Robinson@bristol.ac.uk

Prof Urs Schaltegger (Nov 2015 – May 2019)
Radiogenic Isotope Group
Section of Earth and Environmental Sciences
Université de Genève
rue des Maraîchers 13
1205 Genève
Switzerland
Tel: +41 (0)22 379 66 38
Email: Urs.Schaltegger@unige.ch

Ex-officio members

Prof A J Boyce
Isotope Community Support Facility
Scottish Universities Environmental Research Centre
Rankine Avenue, East Kilbride
Glasgow, G75 0QU
Tel: +44 (0) 1355 270143
E-mail: A.Boyce@suerc.gla.ac.uk

Dr D J Condon
Geochronology & Tracers Facility
British Geological Survey
Keyworth, Nottingham, NG12 5GG
Tel: +44 (0) 115 936 3191
Dan Condon


Dr A Gardner
ES Facilities Management Team
British Geological Survey
Keyworth, Nottingham, NG12 5GG
Tel: +44 (0) 115 936 3330
E-mail

Prof M J Leng
Stable Isotope Facility
British Geological Survey
Keyworth, Nottingham NG12 5GG
Tel: +44 (0) 115 936 3515
Melanie Leng


Dr D Mark
Argon Isotope Facility
Scottish Universities Environmental Research Centre
Rankine Avenue, East Kilbride
Glasgow, G75 0QF
Tel: +44 (0) 1355270194
E-mail: D.Mark@suerc.gla.ac.uk

Prof R R Parrish
ES Facilities Management Team
British Geological Survey
Keyworth, Nottingham, NG12 5GG
Randall Parrish


Secretary: Dr I L Millar
Geochronology and Tracers Facility
British Geological Survey
Keyworth, Nottingham, NG12 5GG
Tel: +44 (0) 115 936 3402
Fax: +44 (0) 115 936 3302
Ian Millar

Administrator: B I Bullock-von Moos
NERC Isotope Geoscience Facilities
British Geological Survey
Keyworth, Nottingham, NG12 5GG
Tel: +44 (0) 115 936 3425
Fax: +44 (0) 115 936 3302
Béatrice Bullock-von Moos

Remit

The NERC Isotope Geosciences Facilities Steering Committee exists to:

  • review applications for usage of the NERC Isotope Geosciences Laboratory (NIGL-GTF & NIGL-SIF), the Argon Isotope Facility (AIF) and the Isotope Community Support Facility (ICSF), and for usage of the Cosmogenic Isotope Analysis Facility (CIAF) via the CIAF sub-committee.
  • monitor outputs from the four Facilities;
  • provide advice to BGS Director and NERC Director of Science and Innovation on aspects of the operations of the Facilities.

BGS Director and NERC Director of Science and Innovation, in turn, provide advice to the NERC executive on Services and Facilities relevant to their remit.

Terms of reference for the NIGFSC

  1. To review applications and establish priorities for the Heads of the Facilities, for the allocation of the facilities' resources funded from the Services and Facilities Science Budget, taking into account recommendations made through the NERC peer-review mechanisms.
  2. To review the scientific quality of work undertaken by users of the Facilities, based on reports and publications.
  3. To analyse the user-bases of Facilities and monitor the levels of user-satisfaction
  4. To give guidance to the Heads of Facility on improving facility infrastructure and service.
  5. To receive and comment upon the annual report from each Head of Facility, before it is submitted to NERC Swindon Office. To report annually to the BGS Director and NERC Director of Science and Innovation and to provide advice at other times as appropriate.
  6. To advise BGS Director and NERC Director of Science and Innovation on:
    1. the level and direction of the internal R&D programme for the Facility;
    2. anticipated changes in requirements from the Facility and the consequential anticipated levels of future demand for the Facility;
    3. other matters as appropriate.

Membership constraints

Membership of the Committee will be decided by the head of Earth Science (ES) Services and Facilities at BGS with any advice and suggestions from the Committee itself. It will include the Superintending Officers of the Facilities and a representative from the ES Facilities Management Team at BGS.

Members, other than ex-officio members will be invited to serve for a term of up to four years, with a maximum extension of a further two years. The Chairperson will serve a maximum of four years.

Contact

For further information contact Béatrice Bullock-von Moos.