MIST Charter

At the 2007 Spring MIST meeting it was agreed that rather than a single MIST co-ordinator, a MIST council should be formed to organise and manage MIST activities.It was hoped that the MIST council would re-energise the MIST community whilst improving the visibility and impact of MIST science. Subsequently the first MIST council was elected and as part of their duties they undertook to develop a charter for the MIST community; this would define what MIST is and its purpose in this day and age.

Following community consultation, approval by MIST council and a vote by members of MIST the new charter has been adopted. This new charter is available here as a PDF.

The document is not perfect but has been adopted and can be amended as the community sees fit following the guidelines within.

MIST Council

Up until the 2007 Spring MIST meeting a single MIST coordinator was responsible for co-ordinating MIST. However, it was felt that the increased needs of the community could not be well served by a single individual and so it was agreed at the MIST business meeting that a new council be formed to organise MIST activities. It is hoped that the council will help to raise the visibility and impact of MIST science. The 1st MIST council was elected by the community (estimated 30% turnout with 75 returns) on 18 June 2007.

Members of MIST Council serve for three year terms, as outlined in the MIST Charter. Elections are held annually in May, and two positions on MIST Council fall vacant in a given year. Members of MIST Council can only stand for election for two consecutive terms (but there is no restriction on the total number of times that a member of the MIST community can stand for election).

If you would like to email MIST council, send an email to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

Current members of MIST council are:

  • Ian McCrea, RAL ( This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. ) - chair, to 2019
  • Jonathan Rae, MSSL/UCL ( This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. ), to 2020
  • Jasmine Sandhu, MSSL/UCL ( This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. ), to 2020
  • Sarah Badman, Lancaster ( This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. ), to 2019
  • Luke Barnard, Reading ( This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. ), to 2018
  • John Coxon, Southampton ( This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. ), to 2018