Roger B. Hanson, Ph.D.

Director, Interagency U.S. Carbon Cycle Science Program Office (U.S. CCSP)

Roger B. Hanson has served as Director of the interagency U.S. Carbon Cycle Science Program Office since January 2005. Before his present position, he served eight years as Director of the JGOFS International Project Office in Bergen, Norway. In this position, he provided overall scientific leadership in the daily operations of the Joint Global Ocean Flux Study, managing up to half million-dollar budget annually and three staff. In this role he contributed scientific, administrative and financial support to the Scientific Steering Committee in the investigation of past trends and emerging issues in global ocean biogeochemistry.

Hanson currently provides direct support to the Carbon Cycle Interagency Working Group under the auspices of the U.S. Global Change Research Program on matters such as science activities, program management, annual budgets, and financial issues. He also represents the interagency group on carbon cycle science issues with the U.S. Global Change Research Program with identified links to carbon cycle science. He also acts as a liaison with international carbon cycle science programs under Earth System Science Partners, in particular the Global Carbon Project. In other capacities, he supports the interagency working group in preparing topic white papers, science plans and program accomplishments, analyzing the scope of federal carbon cycle research projects, informing the interagency group on project status, needs, and opportunities for enhancing research coordination among research scientists, agencies and programs, and communicating significant new findings to the agencies, science communities and the public.

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