committees of the Board and has worked on numerous studies including spatial data infrastructure, geospatial intelligence, earthquake engineering and earthquake resilience, and deep time and climate.

Elizabeth A. Eide is Director of the Board on Earth Sciences and Resources at the NRC and served as study director for this study. Prior to joining the NRC as a senior program officer in 2005, she was a researcher, team leader, and laboratory manager for 12 years at the Geological Survey of Norway in Trondheim. While in Norway her research included basic and applied projects related to isotope geochronology, mineralogy and petrology, and crustal processes around the world. Her publications include more than 40 journal articles and book chapters, and 10 Geological Survey reports. She has overseen 10 NRC studies and provided collaborative support for 4 others on topics covering energy and mineral resources, energy and mining workforce, induced seismicity, floodplain mapping, international geosciences, data and tools to address at-risk populations, Earth surface processes, and applied remote sensing applications. She completed a Ph.D. in geology at Stanford University and received a B.A. in geology from Franklin and Marshall College.

Neeraj P. Gorkhaly is the Research Associate for the Board on Global Science and Technology, and Committee on Science, Engineering, and Public Policy at the U.S. National Academies’ Division of Policy and Global Affairs. Neeraj grew up on Kathmandu, Nepal and is a graduate of The Ohio State University. For the last seven years Neeraj has been in science policy area contributing to reports as Rising Above the Gathering Storm, Responsible Science, Science and Technology for America’s Progress, Facilitating Interdisciplinary Research to name a few. Neeraj is an alumnus and was a mentor for the John Glenn Policy Internship Program in Washington DC. He is actively involved in the Nepalese-American community as an Ambassador for Grassroot Movement in Nepal (GMIN) and the founder of the Gorkhaly Foundation which organizes and administrates various programs and events for social awareness and development projects in Nepal.



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