We are delighted to announce that Elizabeth Orr (University of Cincinnati) has been selected to join the editorial board for the 1st issue of the State of Environmental Science in Svalbard (SESS) report published by SIOS (Svalbard Integrated Arctic Earth Observing System). SIOS plans to publish the report in January 2019 during the SIOS Polar Night Week in Longyearbyen.
Elizabeth is currently a PhD student and her research focuses on the reconstruction of Quaternary landscape and glacial histories of the Himalayan-Tibetan orogen.
The selection process was organised in cooperation with the Association of Polar Early Career Scientists (APECS), who managed the applications and coordinated the work of independent, volunteer reviewers to evaluate and recommend the highest quality candidates. The final selection was made by SIOS.