PSI has recruited a world-class Global Advisory Council of thought leaders in science, technology, economics and innovation. The Council provides strategic advice and guidance on PSI's R&D agenda and road map.
Global Advisory Council
Dr. Simon P. Worden* (UNITED STATES)
*NASA Liaison to PSI Advisory Council
Dr. Sara Boettiger (United States)
Dr. Boettiger is also co-founder of the non-profits PIPRA and Global Access in Action, and engaged with the World Economic Forum Global Agenda Councils (IP Systems and Measuring Sustainability councils).
Professor Lord Nicholas Stern (United Kingdom)
Chief Economist of the World Bank from 2000 to 2003. Led the review into the economics of climate change that resulted in the publication of the globally influential Stern Review.
Dr. Rajendra Pachauri (India)
His work as chair of the IPCC has led to the joint award of the Nobel Prize for Peace. And was recently awarded the second highest civilian award in India, the Padma Vibhushan.
Professor Dr. Zhou Dadi (China)
China’s lead representative to the IPCC is the founding director of the Beijing Energy Efficiency Institute and has a leading reputation globally for his work in energy and environmental policy.
Charles F. Kennel (United States)
Has served on Presidential Commissions and chaired National Research Committees and Boards. Chair of the NASA Advisory Council from 2001 – 2005. Was Associate Administrator at NASA for Mission to Planet Earth 1996-98.
Dr. Carlos Nobre (Brazil)
Author of the internationally influential hypothesis on the savannization of the Amazon rainforest; founder of Brazil’s Space Research Institute’s Center for Weather Forecasting and Climate Change Research (CPTEC) and its Centre for Earth System Science (CCST)
Professor Sir Brian Hoskins (United Kingdom)
A world authority on climate issues and global weather patterns, he was a member of the IPCC team awarded the Nobel Peace prize. Chair of Scientific Committee of the UK Met Office Hadley Centre.
Professor Coleen Vogel (South Africa)
Past Chair of the International Scientific Committee of the International Human Dimensions Programme (IHDP). Advises a number of South African government departments and Africa’s NEPAD on vulnerability decision-support.
Professor Taroh Matsuno (Japan)
His expertise includes meteorology, especially large-scale atmosphere dynamics, and climate dynamics. Awarded the prestigious United States AMS Life Achievement Award. He has been serving as the Director-General of FRSGC, and also as the Director of Integrated Modeling Research Program as an additional post.
Dr. Phil Sharp (United States)
A leading authority on US energy policy and a distinguished record of public service, with ten terms as member of the House of Representatives for Indiana. He has been at the forefront of critical US energy policies over the last two decades. Has held Chairs in Harvard Kennedy School of Government.
Dr. Gerald Nelson (United States)
Dr. Nelson is a leading authority on the future of agriculture. His research publications include topics such as modeling of the global interactions among agriculture, land use, and climate change; the consequences of macro-economic, sector and trade policies and climate change on land use and the environment; and the assessment of the effects of genetically modified crops on the environment. Dr. Nelson was a coordinating lead author of the Millennium Ecosystem Assessment Scenarios work, led the writing team for the High Level Panel of Experts 2012 report on Food Security and Climate Change to the UN’s Committee on Food Security, and currently coordinates the global economic modeling work of the Agricultural Modeling Intercomparison and Improvement Project (AgMIP).