The NIAC is composed of representatives from the broad scientific and engineering communities served by NHERI. It's roles include providing independent guidance and advice to the NHERI Council and keeping the community informed of NHERI activities via the publication of an annual report.
The NIAC role is to provide independent guidance and advice to the NHERI Council on:
The NIAC is also charged with keeping the community informed on NHERI activities through producing an annual report which will be published and publicly available here on the DesignSafe-CI website, the online presence of NHERI.
All annual reports of NHERI activities will be published here for review by the NHERI community.
The Year 1 NIAC was formed in April 2017 and will meet at least semi-annually.
Once it begins to convene meetings, approved minutes will be posted here for the NHERI community to review.
In accordance with NSF Solicitation 15598, the NCO appoints the NIAC with input from the NHERI Council. Members are to be selected from the coastal engineering, earthquake, geotechnical, lifeline infrastructure, social sciences & policy, and wind communities. The NCO will also look for candidates in emerging technologies of these areas and will strive to create diversity in the committee in all aspects.
During Year 1 the NIAC has 7 members with a maximum of 8-10 members in subsequent years as necessitated by NHERI activities and interests.