Glen Mattioli, a UT Arlington professor of earth and environmental sciences, will spend the next year as program director for geodetic infrastructure at UNAVCO, a National Science Foundation and NASA-funded organization based in Boulder, Colo.
UNAVCO is a nonprofit, university-governed consortium with more than 100 academic members committed to furthering research and education through geodesy - the branch of earth sciences of that deals with measurements and representations of the Earth.
Among the consortium's numerous projects are the Plate Boundary Observatory, which has given scientists vast information about plate boundary deformation in the Western U.S., and a new endeavor called COCONet, which will increase GPS monitoring of earthquake and hurricane activity in Haiti and surrounding countries.
"This is a great opportunity to work with a superb technical staff and senior management team to maintain UNAVCO's global leadership in operating and maintaining large scale geodetic arrays and extending UNAVCO's reach into new areas like seafloor geodesy," Mattioli said.
Additional priorities for Mattioli include insuring continued funding for UNAVCO's work and creating a firm establishment of the COCONet project and UNAVCO's Africa Array, an effort to strengthen the geoscience research