The Team

Coordination Office

The masterminds behind DiSSCo

The DiSSCo coordination team leads the work on (i) development of the research infrastructure and consortium, (ii) securing the required political and financial support, (iii) managing (and contributing to) the writing process of DiSSCo-linked project proposal, and (iv) coordinating the activities of the National task Forces at the national level.

The team operated in a distributed manner and is comprised of seven members as follows:

  • Dimitris Koureas (Head, Naturalis Biodiversity Center, NL)
  • Ana Casino (CETAF, BE)
  • Wouter Addink (Naturalis Biodiversity Center, NL)
  • Karsten Gödderz (CETAF, BE)
  • Olaf Bánki (Naturalis Biodiversity Center, NL)
  • Eva Alonso (Naturalis Biodiversity Center, NL)
  • Mil de Reus (Naturalis Biodiversity Center, NL)

Past members

  • 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
Ernst Vitek
at@dissco.eu

BELGIUM
Patricia Mergen
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
Hannu Saarenmaa
fi@dissco.eu

FRANCE
Michel Guiraud
fr@dissco.eu

GERMANY
Christoph Häuser
de@dissco.eu

GREECE
Nikos Poulakakis
gr@dissco.eu

HUNGARY
Zoltan Korsos
hu@dissco.eu

ITALY
Luca Bartolozzi
it@dissco.eu

LUXEMBOURG
Alain Faber
lu@dissco.eu

NETHERLANDS
Wouter Addink
nl@dissco.eu

NORWAY
Eirik Rindal
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
Irene Bisang 
se@dissco.eu

UNITED KINGDOM
Vince Smith
uk@dissco.eu

CETAF
Ana Casino
ana.casino@cetaf.org

Proposal authors and editors

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!