Contact

Coordination Office

The people behind DiSSCo

The DiSSCo coordination team leads the work on

  1. development of the research infrastructure and consortium,
  2. securing the required political and financial support,
  3. managing (and contributing to) the writing process of DiSSCo-linked project proposal, and
  4. coordinating the activities of the National task Forces at the national level.

It operates in a distributed manner and is comprised of seven members:

  • Dimitris Koureas, Coordinator (Naturalis Biodiversity Center, NL)
  • Ana Casino, Deputy Coordinator for Communication and Engagement (CETAF, BE)
  • Wouter Addink, Deputy Coordinator for Data and Technology (Naturalis Biodiversity Center, NL)
  • Eva Alonso (Naturalis Biodiversity Center, NL)
  • Karsten Gödderz (CETAF, BE)
  • Olaf Bánki (Naturalis Biodiversity Center, NL)
  • Mil de Reus (Naturalis Biodiversity Center, NL)

When developing the technical infrastructure, the DiSSCo partners rely on the expertise of the DiSSCo Technical Team. Its members are:

  • Alex Hardisty (Cardiff University, UK)
  • Wouter Addink (Naturalis Biodiversity Center, NL)
  • Sharif Islam (Naturalis Biodiversity Center, NL)
  • Claus Weiland (Senckenberg Society for Nature Research, DE)
  • Falko Glöckler (Berlin Natural History Museum, DE)

Past members of the coordination office:

  • Anna Hutson (Natural History Museum London, UK)
  • Kristina Gorman (Natural History Museum London, UK)
  • Maarten Heerlien (Naturalis Biodiversity Center, NL)

To contact the coordination team, please write to info@dissco.eu.

The whole team

Who’s on board?

Steering Committee

The DiSSCo Steering Committee consists of the directors and other personnel of those institutions that contributed financially to the preparation of the DiSSCo proposal for inclusion on the ESFRI roadmap 2018 and the Coordination Team. Its members are:

 

National Task Forces

The consortium members are organised in National Task Forces. Each of those is represented by a national head, which you can contact through these e-mail addresses:

AUSTRIA
Heimo Rainer
at@dissco.eu

BELGIUM
Patricia Mergen / Serge Scory
be@dissco.eu

BULGARIA
Boyko Georgiev
bg@dissco.eu

CZECH REPUBLIC
Jiřri Frank
cz@dissco.eu

DENMARK
Henrik Enghoff
dk@dissco.eu

ESTONIA
Urmas Köljalg
ee@dissco.eu

FINLAND
Leif Schulman
fi@dissco.eu

FRANCE
Michel Guiraud
fr@dissco.eu

GERMANY
Christoph Häuser
de@dissco.eu

GREECE
Katerina Vardinoyiannis / Petros Lymberakis
gr@dissco.eu

HUNGARY
Beáta Papp
hu@dissco.eu

ITALY
Luca Bartolozzi
it@dissco.eu

LUXEMBOURG
Tania Walisch
lu@dissco.eu

NETHERLANDS
Nils Raes
nl@dissco.eu

NORWAY
Hugo de Boer
no@dissco.eu

POLAND
Piotr Tykarski
pl@dissco.eu

PORTUGAL
Maria Judite Alves
pt@dissco.eu

SLOVAKIA
Karol Marhold
sk@dissco.eu

SPAIN
Santiago Merino
es@dissco.eu

SWEDEN
Per Andersson
se@dissco.eu

UNITED KINGDOM
Vince Smith
uk@dissco.eu

CETAF
Ana Casino
ana.casino@cetaf.org

Proposal authors and editors

The development of the DiSSCo proposal was a complex undertaking that included a series of projects for developing the science case, technical design and putting together an elaborate governance and financial model.

More than 150 individuals in 21 countries were involved, in some capacity, to the development of the proposal and the consortium.

The Coordination Team and the heads of the National task Forces collaborated on bringing the porposal together, coordinating the very valuable work of numerous, highly engaged authors in different fields of the proposal. These contributors are as follows, listed by the area of the proposal they contributed to:

For the Science Case and ESFRI Questionnaire:

For the Technical Design:

And for the Governance and Finance Model:

Proposal reviewers

We also extend our gratitutde to the reviewers of the proposal who supported us in this challenging process:

 

Ambassadors

DiSSCo ambassadors are high-profile renowned scientists and managers who publicly advocate the vision and objectives of DiSSCo. Our current ambassadors are:

Professor John Wood CBE, FREng

https://uk.linkedin.com/in/john-wood-8279298

Where we are based

DiSSCo is all over Europe!

Austria

Belgium

Bulgaria

Czech Republic

Denmark

Estonia

Finland

France

Germany

Greece

Hungary

Italy

Luxembourg

Netherlands

Norway

Poland

Portugal

Slovakia

Spain

Sweden

United Kingdom