EMSO is a European research infrastructure consortium. At present eight countries participate to the consortium. EMSO members and governance structure is presented below.
The Greek Research Funding Agency (General Secretariat for Research/Ministry of Development) appointed HCMR to be the leading organization of a consortium of other Research Institutes and Universities.
The Marine Institute is the national agency responsible for Marine Research, Technology Development and Innovation (RTDI).
Italy (host country)
The Ministry of Education, University and Research (MIUR) appointed INGV to represent the Italian scientific community of marine science distributed over different Italian Research Institutions.
Richard S. Lampitt (Chair) (United Kingdom)
Didier Marquer (Vice Chair) (France)
Matt Dobson (United Kingdom)
Michael Gilloly (Ireland)
Miguel Miranda (Portugal)
Vasilios Lykousis (Greece)
Cecilia Di Carlo (Italy)
Viorel Vulturescu (Romania)
Jose Ramón Sánchez (Spain)
Composed of independent experts, it is responsible for expressing opinions on the matters of scientific, technical and ethical nature which may influence the work carried out by EMSO ERIC, including ethical matters.
Legal representative of EMSO ERIC and Chief Executive Officer, responsible for the preparation and implementation of the decisions and the work program adopted by the Assembly of Members in consultation with the Executive Committee.
The Director General in charge is Juan Josè Dañobeitia.
CMO, headed by the Director General, is presently composed by:
Laura Beranzoli – DG Deputy, and Science Officer
Paolo Favali – Funding Procurement Advisor
Maria Incoronata Fredella – Research Infrastructure Policy Officer
Aleardo Furlani – Financial Officer
Paola Materia – Programme Officer
John Picard – Industry and Innovation Officer, and International Relationships
Ivan Rodero – Data Management Officer
Valentina Tegas – Grant and Project Manager
Angela Vulcano – DG Assistant
Supports the Director General with advices in the performance of his functions and by implementing the AoM decisions. It consists of one representative for each of the EMSO ERIC Regional Teams and one person responsible for each of the EMSO ERIC Service Groups.
It includes staff belonging to one or more scientific institutions charged of operating the EMSO ERIC regional facilities (observatory platform, data accessibility and services to support users needs) in a particular region. The RT leaders are part of the Executive Committee.
The initial SGs started in EMSO ERIC are:
The Engineering & Logistics Service Group charged of supervising and reviewing technological, engineering and standardisation issues of the infrastructure. This Service Group works to implement interoperability and propose new mature technologies or new operating methods.
The Data Management Service Group face the data policy issue to ensure a wide and free access to the data.
The Science Service Group support Scientists and Companies willing to use the data or to access physically to Infrastructure for performing experiments.
The Communication Service Group is charge to promote EMSO branding worldwide, to facilitate the exchange of information inside the scientific community, to attract new users and stakeholders.
The SG representatives are part of the Executive Committee.