Governance

The Euro-Argo ERIC (European Research Infrastructure Consortium) is governed by the following bodies:

- The Council is the body having ultimate decision-making authority. It is composed of one delegate per Member acting collectively. Observers may attend Council meetings and may be represented by one delegate per member state. The Council elects its Chair among its members for a duration of three years. A co-Chair shall be elected by qualified majority of the Council to carry out the duties of the Chair in case of her/his absence. The Council meets twice a year.

Jean-Marie Flaud

Chair - MESR - France

Alessandro Crise

Vice-Chair - OGS - Italy

Fiona Carse

U.K. Met Office

Vasilios Lykousis

HCMR - Greece

Sibren Drijfhout

KNMI - Netherlands

Mikko Strahlendorff

FMI - Finland

Bernd Brüegge

BSH - Germany

Dariusz Drewniak

Ministry of Science and Higher Education - Poland

Odd Ivar Eriksen

Research Council of Norway

Joaquin Tintore

SOCIB - Spain

Michael Gillooly

Marine Institute - Ireland

Pierre-Yves Le Traon

Special Advisor to the French representative

- The Management Board  supervises the operation of the infrastructure and ensures that it operates and evolves in accordance with the strategic direction set by the Council, and the requirements set forth by the research and operational communities. The Management Board is composed of delegates designated by the Members and Observers. The Programme Manager and the Euro-Argo ERIC team take part in a consultative capacity in the Management Board meetings. The Management Board meets three times per year.

Birgit Klein

Chair - BSH - Germany

Diarmuid O’ Conchubhair

Vice-Chair - Marine Institute - Ireland

Guillaume Maze

IFREMER - France

Gerasimos Korres

HCMR - Greece

Andreas Sterl

KNMI - Netherlands

Katherine Gowers

NERC - BODC - U.K

Jari Haapala

FMI - Finland

Waldemar Walczowski

IOPAN - Poland

Kjell Arne Mork

IMR - Norway

Pierre-Marie Poulain

OGS - Italy

Pedro Velez

IEO - Spain

- The Scientific and Technical Advisory Group (STAG), consisting of independent experts, is established to advise the Council on any scientific or technical matters (including data management and instrumentation) relevant to the operation, development, and evolution of the Euro-Argo ERIC, and access to its data by research and operational users.  The STAG is also responsible of the scientific evaluation of the annual activities and participate to the User Workshop organised every 2 years.

The STAG formulates recommendations to the Council on scientific and technical aspects and direction of the Euro-Argo ERIC, taking into account the European and international context. The Council may request the STAG to consider, and make recommendations on issues that it needs to resolve.

Glenn Nolan

EuroGOOS - EOOS

Susan Wijffels

CSIRO Australia - Argo International

Johnny Johannessen

NERSC Norway - Copernicus Marine Service

Arne Körtzinger

GEOMAR Germany - Research

Magdalena Balmaseda

ECMWF UK - Seasonal Prediction

Hervé Claustre

Expert assisting the STAG - LOV

- The Programme Manager is appointed by the Council, as the executive officer and legal representative of the Euro-Argo ERIC.