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SETAC North America Science Committee
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Goal Statement

The purpose of the SETAC North America  Science Committee (SC) is to provide guidance, direction, and assistance to the Society in addressing technical issues with the objective of ensuring overall technical excellence of SETAC North America, its activities, and its members.  The SC will communicate and work with SETAC North America advisory groups and committees to maintain awareness of SETAC North America activities and procedures, and to bring emerging science or technical issues to the SETAC North America membership-at-large.

Current Activities

  • Liaising with advisory groups to identify emerging and hot topics
  • Support SETAC North America program committee planning for annual meetings.
  • Facilitate SETAC peer review activities (e.g., wildlife toxicity assessments)
  • Provide timely SETAC Globe articles
  • Review workshop proposals

Committee Membership

SETAC North America Science Committee membership is at least 12 members with each member serving a term of at least three (3) years.  Membership must not be stagnant.  At least two (2) members of the committee should be replaced with new members each year.   Each member of the technical committee will be assigned to a leadership role or interim sub-committee to facilitate completion of tasks and encourage engagement and input on SNA issues.  Leadership and subcommittee roles will be dynamic and change depending upon SETAC North America needs.  Contact a current chairperson if you are interested to join the committee.

Committee Chairs

Co-chairs: Sue Robinson, INTERA Incorporated, and Markus Hecker, University of Saskatchewan
Past Chair: Alan Samel, DuPont

Globe Articles

16 April 2015, Volume 16 Issue 4 — Highlights from SETAC Vancouver—A SETAC North America Science Committee’s Perspective

16 January 2014, Volume 15 Issue 1 — Highlights from the SETAC North America Nashville Meeting 

9 May 2013, Volume 14 Issue 5  — Call for Nominations of Individuals to Lead and Coordinate Science Themes at the Nashville Meeting

20 December 2012, Volume 13, Issue 12 – Hot Stuff from the Long Beach Meeting

16 August 2012, Volume 13, Issue 8 – Boston, Berlin and Beyond: An Update on the SETAC Sustainability Discussion from the SETAC North America Science Committee

12 April 2012, Volume 13, Issue 4 – SETAC North America Technical Committee becomes the SETAC North America Science Committee

8 December 2011, Volume 12 Issue 12 – Hot Stuff at the Boston Meeting

September 2011, Volume 12, Issue 9 – How to Create a Successful SETAC North America Annual Meeting

May 2011, Volume 12, Issue 5 – SETAC North America Technical Committee (SNA TC) – Peer Review Role

February 2011, Volume 12, Issue 2 – News from the SETAC North America Technical Committee

SETAC North America Science Committee SOP

2016 North America Science Committee Annual Report

Interested in volunteering for this committee? Contact Chairpersons Markus Hecker  or Bruce Vigon.

Already a member of the North America Science Committee? Visit the group page.