Ecological Response and Outreach Subcommittee (EROS)
The mission of EROS is to provide a forum
through which scientific, policy, and regulatory
communities can discuss and address the
many issues related to the ecological effects
of chemical deposition on ecosystems and to
guide NADP in its abilities to support these
communities. Members of EROS are primarily
scientists and policymakers interested in the
value and utility of deposition monitoring, data
interpretation, education, and outreach.
The specific charges of EROS are:
- Facilitate the use of NADP data for scientific
research, informing public policy, and providing
Increase the visibility of the NADP to decision
makers, i.e., tribal, state, local, and
regional air quality managers, congressional
subcommittees and relevant federal agencies
through development and distribution
of educational materials such as brochures,
internet sites, and multimedia presentations.
- Raise public awareness of NADP by promoting
educational materials and participation in
- Encourage participation by the science and
data user communities in NADP committee
and subcommittee functions.
- Create and maintain communication links
between the ecological research community
and the Executive Committee to help ensure
that NADP data continue to meet the needs
of these communities.
- Promote communications among NADP data
users and the research community by providing
internet sites and organizing scientific
meetings and symposia.
- Identify gaps in the fundamental understanding
of ecological responses to atmospheric
deposition and encourage research efforts to
fill those gaps.