DiSSCo Prepare

Project CoordinatorDimitris Koureas, Naturalis Biodiversity Center,
Funding SourceHorizon 2020, INFRADEV-02-2019-2020
DurationFebruary 2020 – January 2023

With the official presentation of DiSSCo to the ESFRI community in September 2018 began the adequately titled Preparatory Phase. During this phase, DiSSCo will raise its overall maturity and will position itself to implement its construction programme. It will do so by improving its overall readiness (IRL) of embarking on specific implementation actions and by delivering a comprehensive Construction Masterplan. 

DiSSCo Prepare is the primary vehicle through which the DiSSCo research infrastructure (RI) will raise its overall maturity to facilitate implementing construction in 2023. DiSSCo Prepare has two primary goals:

  • Improve DiSSCo’s overall Implementation Readiness Level (IRL), that is, its ability to execute construction and effect related actions based on clear, actionable guidelines with minimum risk. DiSSCo Prepare will raise DiSSCo’s IRL across five critical dimensions: scientific, technical, organizational, financial and data readiness.
  • Deliver the DiSSCo Construction Masterplan.