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Technical Division Directors Council

The Technical Division Directors Council (TDDC) is responsible for communication of, and providing a forum for, the discussion and resolution of issues of concern to all Technical Divisions and the Society. Membership of the TDDC includes all Technical Division Directors and Assistant Directors. The TDDC Chair represents the Divisions on the ASPRS Board of Directors (BOD) as a voting member and provides a communication mechanism between the BOD and the Technical
Divisions.

  • Maintain knowledge of and report on the Technical Divisions’
    technical, scientific and professional activities, such as the creation
    of working groups.
  • Ensure that communication and coordination occurs, as appropriate, among the Society’s Technical Divisions.
  • Communicate with TDDC and ASPRS members through regular meetings, TDDC website, emails, surveys, etc.
  • Collect and submit the Technical Divisions’ annual report to the Executive Director and President.
  • Prepare and present periodic reports, in oral or written format, to the BOD, which show the status of activities.
  • Ensure the Technical Divisions prepare and maintain operating procedures, for inclusion in the Society’s Operating Procedures.
  • Recommend the creation or dissolution of Technical Divisions to the BOD.
  • Ensure all activities are concurrent with the strategic plan and operating procedures.
  • Submit budget requests from the Technical Divisions during the annual budget planning cycle.
  • The TDDC works with the Society annual conference chair to develop
    the Annual Conference Technical Program through the definition of
    desired technical presentation and workshop topics, and the review,
    selection, and formulation of the Conference program through analysis of
    submitted abstracts. The TDDC collaborates with ASPRS Committees and
    external supporting organizations in developing the conference program.

Officers:

Chair

John McCombs

The Baldwin Group at NOAA Office for Coastal Management

directorrs@asprs.org

Vice Chair

Bandana Kar, PhD

Oak Ridge National Laboratory

directorgis@asprs.org