|Last Name||First Name||Institution||Role||Since||Until|
|Schutt||Derek||Colorado State University||Member||2022||2024|
|Key||Kerry||Columbia University, LDEO||Chair||2022||2023|
|Bedrosian||Paul||US Geological Survey, Denver||Ex Officio||2014||Present|
|Ford||Heather||University of California Riverside||Member||2022||2024|
|Gustafson||Chloe||University of California, San Diego||Member||2021||2023|
The Electromagnetic Advisory Committee (EMAC) will advise the IRIS MT Program Manager, the IRIS Portable Programs Manager, and the PASSCAL Standing Committee (PASC) on the operation and technical performance of the PASSCAL Magnetotelluric Program. Responsibilities include working with SAGE facility managers to oversee the growth of an integrated facility for making portable MT observations at the PASSCAL Instrument Center and ensuring that these resources are broadly accessible to geoscientists.
The EMAC is neither a science planning nor operations committee, but it should review MT activities in the context of the science framework of the SAGE-II award. The EMAC will cultivate and incorporate community input and participation regarding the operational and scientific aspects of the MT effort by convening special interest groups and through other mechanisms. The IRIS MT Program Manager and the PASSCAL Instrument Center Director will be the primary staff liaisons to the EMAC and will coordinate with the EMAC Chair to develop topics and questions for review and action by the committee. The EMAC will also report to the PASC and bring forward any programmatic concerns. The committee will meet virtually, at least twice per year, and will provide an annual written report to the PASC. Additionally, the EMAC may be consulted on special topics and questions requiring prompt action. Members of the committee are appointed by the Board of Directors and serve renewable three-year terms. The EMAC chair will sit as an ex officio member of the PASC.