Honorary Consul Konrad Steffen
Dr. Konrad Steffen is the Director of the Cooperative Institute for Research in Environmental Science (CIRES) at the University of Colorado (CU), Boulder. He studies climate and cryosphere interactio in polar and alpine regions using ground and satellite measurements as well as climate system modeling. He has led field expeditions to the Greenland ice sheet and other Arctic regions for the past 34 years to measure the dynamic response of ice masses under a warming climate. Dr. Steffen has been a Fellow of CIRES since 1991 and is a Professor in the Department of Geography at CU, where he teaches climatology and remote sensing courses. He has published 90 peer-reviewed papers and several book chapters. He currently serves as Chair of the Science Steering Committee of the WMO World Climate Research Programs Climate and Cyrosphere project. He is a member of the National Academy Panel to access greenhouse gas concentration levels, the National Academy Polar Research Board, the NASA Advisory Council Earth Science Subcommittee, and several NSF panels.