Program Officer, NSF International Ocean Discovery Program
Jamie Allan has worked on volcanoes and other geological features on land and under water, most recently in the Galapagos Islands and the Blue Ridge Mountains. He has been associated professionally with scientific ocean drilling since 1989. During the Ocean Drilling Program, he served as a Staff Scientist and then Manager of Science Services at Texas A&M University, and later as Chair of the advisory Scientific Measurements Panel. After a stint as Geology Department Chair at Appalachian State University, he came to NSF in 2002 to oversee funding and operations of the JOIDES Resolution drillship, where he helped negotiate and launch the Integrated Ocean Drilling Program and succeeding International Ocean Discovery Program. In his spare time, he is a keen skier, cyclist, and amateur astronomer.
Facility Performance Metrics
Tuesday, May 1, 2018 – 1:40 pm
Performance metrics are more than a scorecard. Properly implemented, they can inform decisions on how best to keep research infrastructure on the forefront of the scientific endeavor. The session will include discussions on examples of operational performance metrics that can be used to describe facility outputs and outcomes, track operational performance (uptime), track operations and maintenance costs, and support budget requests for facility sustainment and improvement.