The group is led by an inaugural senior leadership team, supported by a Leadership Steering Group (LSG). To contact the team, please email.
Senior Leadership Team
Chief Officer - Dr Adriana María Gulisano
Adriana is a Research Scientist and Head of the Atmospheric Sciences Department at the Argentine Antarctic Institute. She has been involved in numerous SCAR events and Expert Groups, serving as Deputy Chief Officer of SCAR’s Physical Sciences Standing Group and as a member of SCAR’s GNSS Research and Application for Polar Environment Expert Group. She also has held numerous other scientific leadership positions and is a member of several scientific organizations in Latin America and worldwide.
Deputy Chief Officer - Dr Zia Madani
Zia is an Iranian-Canadian scholar with a PhD in Public International Law, currently working as a Japan Society for the Promotion of Science Postdoctoral Fellow at the Polar Cooperation Research Centre, Kobe University, Japan. He has been involved in a wide variety of polar and marine projects and organizations, including SCAR and APECS, through which he is co-leader of the Overcoming Language Barriers in Polar Research Project Group and member of EDI Project Group.
Secretary - Pilvi Muschitiello
Pilvi works as Impact Facilitator within the Innovation Team at the British Antarctic Survey. They've been working on the Diversity in UK Polar Research Initiative (DiPSI) steering committee since its inception in September 2019. One of the key priorities of their work is to enhance innovation culture through Equity, Diversity and Inclusion, with a clear focus on the wider Polar community.
Leadership Steering Group (LSG)
|Renuka Badhe||Women in Polar Science / European Polar Board||Netherlands|
|Jilda Caccavo||AWI / BeGenDiv / IZW||Germany|
|Steve Diggs||Scripps Institution of Oceanography / UC San Diego||USA|
|Huw Griffiths||British Antarctic Survey||UK|
|Nicole Hellesey||Georgia Institute of Technology||USA|
|Agnieszka Kruszewska||Council of Managers of National Antarctic Progams (COMNAP) / Institute of Biochemistry and Biophysics (PAS)||Poland|
|Dan Morgan||Vanderbilt University||USA|
|Meredith Nash||University of Tasmania||Australia|
|Morgan Seag||University of Cambridge||UK|
|Sukyoung Yun||Korea Polar Research Institute||Korea|
The membership of the EDI group is broad, including members of the Antarctic research community from all career stages, disciplines and geographical regions. If you are interested in joining the group and helping with its work, please complete and submit the membership form.