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Michael E. Jackson Joins PLR's Antarctic Sciences Section

 Dear Colleagues,

I am pleased to announce the appointment of Dr. Michael E. Jackson as Program Director for Antarctic Research Facilities and Special Projects in the Antarctic Sciences Section of the Division of Polar Programs. Dr. Jackson comes to the Foundation from Trimble Navigation where he was responsible for the hardware and software portfolio for the geosciences including seismic, geodetic, atmospheric and space weather activities.  

Before his tenure with Trimble, Dr. Jackson was the co-PI and Director of the UNAVCO-led Plate Boundary Observatory and later the San Andreas Fault Observatory at Depth components of EarthScope. Prior to EarthScope Dr. Jackson was the Network Operations Manager at the UNAVCO facility. He has chaired and participated in numerous review panels for the NSF, USGS, NOAA, and NASA. He has authored over 60 articles and abstracts on tectonics, volcanology, atmospheric water vapor, and technological innovations. 

Dr. Jackson holds a B.S. in geology from the University of New Mexico, as well as a Masters in geological sciences and a Ph.D. in geophysics, both from the University of Colorado.

Please join me in welcoming Dr. Jackson to the Division of Polar Programs and the GEO team.  Mike's first day will be April 20, 2015. Contact information for Dr. Jackson will be available on the NSF/GEO/PLR web site shortly after he arrives. 


Scott Borg
Head, Antarctic Sciences
Division of Polar Programs
Directorate for Geosciences
National Science Foundation


Last updated: 10 April 2015