NADP Committees

Success by Committee

Much of NADP’s success can be attributed to the dedicated people who support the network: site operators who collect samples, sponsoring organizations that provide financial support, and data users who offer recommendations for improved data quality, delivery, and products. While Program Office staff coordinate network operations, committees guide the Program.

The Executive Committee provides program direction and acts on recommendations of the subcommittees, Budget Advisory Committee, and Quality Assurance Advisory Group.

Most initiatives, projects, and recommendations for program change are developed by two standing technical subcommittees that advise the Executive Committee.

Science Committees are focused on key areas of atmospheric deposition, scientific interest and/or applications. Science Committees are not necessarily in direct support of NADP networks, but seek close and direct affiliation.

The Critical Loads Atmospheric Deposition Science Committee (CLAD) facilitates sharing of technical information related to the development and use of critical loads for atmospheric deposition impacts to ecosystems.

The mission of the Total Deposition Science Committee (TDep) is to improve estimates of atmospheric deposition by advancing the science of measuring and modeling atmospheric wet, dry, and total deposition of species such as sulfur, nitrogen and mercury by providing a forum for the exchange of information on current and emerging issues within a broad multi-organization context including atmospheric scientists, ecosystem scientists, resource managers, and policy makers.

The mission of the Aeroallergen Monitoring Science Committee (AMSC) is to engage multi-disciplinary stakeholders in advancing the science of aeroallergen monitoring, including identifying emerging technologies, evaluating methods to ensure data quality, coordination of monitoring stations, and possibly serving as a repository of long-term aeroallergen monitoring data.

For more information about NADP's committees, please see the NADP Governance Handbook.