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.
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.
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.
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 workforce in Africa.
Cason, interim vice president for research at UT Arlington, said Mattioli’s
selection for the UNAVCO post is indicative of the world-class researchers the
University is attracting.
are pleased to have Dr. Mattioli play such an important role in this work that
is adding so much to what we know about the Earth, its past and its future,” Cason
has been researching geology and geophysics, including the processes underlying
earthquakes and volcanoes, for more than 30 years. He joined the UT Arlington College
of Science in 2010.
announcing his appointment, UNAVCO President M. Meghan Miller said Mattioli
“brings many assets to UNAVCO, including a long history of contributions to
geodesy across the Americas.”
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