The Encyclopedia of Earth
Dr. Peter Saundry is the Executive Director of the National Council for Science and the Environment (NCSE), a nonpartisan organization working to improve the scientific basis of environmental decision making. The NCSE works closely with the many communities that create and use environmental knowledge to make and shape environmental decisions, including academic, scientific, environmental, and business organizations, as well as federal, state and local government. As an organization where diverse communities can find common ground, the Council focuses on the role of science but does not take positions on environmental issues themselves. The NCSE is the Secretariat of the Environmental Information Coalition (EIC), which is building the Encyclopedia of Earth. Dr. Saundry is also the Secretary/Treasurer of the EIC and a member of the EIC Executive Committee.
As Executive Director of the National Council for Science and the Environment since 1993, Dr. Saundry provides day-to-day leadership to the organization and is responsible for overall program, financial and staff management, strategic planning, and development. Dr. Saundry is an experienced builder of coalitions of diverse individuals and organizations that promote environmental science and its utility to addressing societal concerns.
Dr. Saundry received a Ph.D. in Physics from the University of Southern California, an M.S. in Physics from Adelphi University, and a B.S. (Hons) in Physics from Southampton University, U.K.
E-mail: Peter Saundry