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/CIAF Membership November 2017

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

Prof Eric Wolff (Nov 2014–May 2018)
(CIAF)
Department of Earth Sciences
University of Cambridge
Downing Street
Cambridge, CB2 3EQ
Tel: (+44) (0) 1223 333486
Email: ew428@cam.ac.uk


Prof Tibor Dunai (Nov 2015–May 2019)
(CIAF)
Office F5
Institute for Geology and Mineralogy
University of Cologne
Grein Straße 4
50674 Cologne
Germany
Tel: (+49) (0) 221 470 3229
Email: tdunai@uni-koeln.de

Dr Jason Harvey (Nov 2016–May 2020)
School of Earth and Environment
University of Leeds
Leeds, LS2 9JT
Tel: +44(0)113 343 5206
Email: feejh@leeds.ac.uk


Dr Andrew Hein (May 2014–Nov 2017)
(CIAF)
University of Edinburgh
Geography Building
Drummond Street
Edinburgh, EH8 9XP
Tel: +44 (0) 131 650 9140
Email: andy.hein@ed.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 Tamsin O’Connell (Nov 2016–May 2020)
Department of Archaeology and Anthropology
University of Cambridge
Downing Street
Cambridge, CB2 3DZ
Tel: +44 (0)122 333 9344
Email: tco21@cam.ac.uk

Prof Gerald Roberts (May 2013–Nov 2017)
(CIAF)
Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences
Birkbeck, University of London
Rm 6.10, Malet Street
London, WC1E 7HX
Tel: +44 (0)20 3073 8033
Email: gerald.roberts@ucl.ac.uk



Prof Stephen Roberts (May2016–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 Laura 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 (May2015–Nov 2018)
Isotope Geochemistry and Geochronology
Dépt. des Sciences de la Terre
Université de Genève
Rue des Maraîchers 13
1205 Genève
Switzerland
Tel: +41 (0) 22 379 66 38
Email: Urs.Schaltegger@unige.ch

Ex-officio November 2017

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 Daniel Condon
NERC Isotope Geosciences Laboratory
(NIGL Geochronology & Tracers Facility)
British Geological Survey
Keyworth, Nottingham, NG12 5GG
Tel: +44 (0) 115 936 3191
d.condon@bgs.ac.uk


Dr Derek Fabel
(CIAF)
Cosmogenic Isotope Analysis Facility
Scottish Universities Environmental Research Centre
Rankine Avenue
East Kilbride
Glasgow, G75 0QF
Tel: +44 (0) 1355 270181
Email: derek.fabel@glasgow.ac.uk

Dr Adele Gardner
ES Facilities Management Team
British Geological Survey
Keyworth, Nottingham, NG12 5GG
Tel: +44 (0) 115 936 3330
adga@bgs.ac.uk


Dr Delia Gheorghiu
(CIAF)
Cosmogenic Isotope Analysis Facility
Scottish Universities Environmental Research Centre
Rankine Avenue
East Kilbride
Glasgow, G75 0QF
Tel: +44 (0) 1355 270147
Email: Delia.Gheorghiu@glasgow.ac.uk

Prof Melanie Leng
NERC Isotope Geosciences Laboratory
(NIGL Stable Isotope Facility)
Centre for Environmental Geochemistry
British Geological Survey
Keyworth, Nottingham NG12 5GG
Tel: +44 (0) 115 936 3515
Email: mjl@nigl.nerc.ac.uk


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

Prof Randall Parrish
ES Facilities Management Team
British Geological Survey
Environmental Science Centre
Keyworth, Nottingham, NG12 5GG
Email: r.parrish@nigl.nerc.ac.uk

Secretary November 2017

Dr Diana Sahy
NERC Isotope Geosciences Laboratory
(Radiogenic Isotope Facility)
British Geological Survey
Environmental Science Centre
Nicker Hill
Keyworth
Nottingham, NG12 5GG
Email: dihy@bgs.ac.uk

Dr Angel Rodes
(CIAF)
Cosmogenic Isotope Analysis Facility
Scottish Universities Environmental Research Centre
Rankine Avenue
East Kilbride
Glasgow, G75 0QF
Tel: +44 (0) 1355 270147
Email: angel.rodes@glasgow.ac.uk

No Papers required:
Administration November 2017

Mrs Beatrice Bullock-von Moos
NERC Isotope Geosciences Laboratory (NIGL) &
Centre for Environmental Geochemistry (CEG)
British Geological Survey
Keyworth, Nottingham, NG12 5GG
Tel: +44 (0) 115 936 3425
Email:bbullock@bgs.ac.uk


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 Dr Diana Sahy.