Barros to Co-Chair NASA/NOAA/USGS Decadal Survey

Ana Barros, the James L. Meriam Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering, has been chosen to serve as a panel co-chair of the National Academies’ 2017-2027 Decadal Survey for Earth Science and Applications from Space. Sponsored by NASA, NOAA and USGS, the survey will generate consensus recommendations from the environmental monitoring and Earth science and applications community on an integrated and sustainable approach to the conduct of the U.S. government’s civilian space-based Earth-system science programs. 

Barros will serve as co-chair of the panel on Global Hydrological Cycles and Water Resources. It is a topic she has extensive experience in, after having led the first field mission to calibrate the core satellite for the Global Precipitation Measurement mission.

“This is a significant recognition of Ana’s leadership in the field,” said George Truskey, interim dean of the Pratt School of Engineering. “We are all proud of her commitment to help set such an important course for our nation.”