SEES User Community

SEES is a community-facing organization, with a mission to provide synchrotron beamline resources to the community of Earth and Environmental scientists. The SEES User Group (SUG) will be composed of scientists and students who conduct or collaborate on experiments at SEES facilities and/or have an interest in EES research using light sources or related user facilities.

The SEES User Group Committee (SUC) will be elected from the membership of the SUG. The SUC will be an independent body charged with providing objective advice and recommendations to the SEES management concerning all issues affecting the user community. It will serve as the official voice of the user community. The SUC will be charged with seeking to identify the interests and needs of the users and advocate for those needs with SEES and facility management and elsewhere. The SEES User Group Committee will also assist in developing scientific directions for the organization and will be charged with organizing the program of an annual or biennial meeting. A set of by-laws will be developed that define the membership, responsibilities, and structure of the SEES User Group Committee. This will include specifying criteria for membership; qualifications, term of service, and selection procedures for the executive committee; committee and subcommittee duties; and mechanisms for adopting and amending the by-laws.