EURO-BASIN Structure & Governance

EURO-BASIN Structure Schematic WP1 Data Integration WP2 The Biological C Pump WP3 Distribution of Key Species & Ecosystem Types WP4 Trophic Flow WP5 Dynamics of Living Reources WP7 Bioeconomic Modelling of N.Atlantic fish resources WP8 Advancing Ocean Management

Project Office, DTU Aqua, Copenhagen

Mike St John
Michael St John,
Un. Hamburg
Scientific Coordinator


Ivo Grigorov
Ivo Grigorov,
DTU-Aqua, Denmark
Project Officer



The coordinating group includes the Scientific Coordinator, Michael St John, Ivo Grigorov, and the representative of DTU-Aqua Financial and Legal Department. This group will take responsibility for financial, scientific and technical coordination, reporting to the Commission, as well as communication within and beyond the programme.

Scientific Steering Committee (SSC)

The coordinator will be guided in major decision making and strategic planning and monitoring of the consortium by the SSC, comprised of WP leaders, and co-leaders, and chaired by the Scientific Coordinator, Michael St John. The responsibilities of the SSC will include:

• monitoring progress and updating the Work Plan
• anticipating issues with high-risk deliverables
• propose budget and allocate funds to subcontractors
• make progress reports on the state of the project

SSC Members (approved at Kick Off, 22-25 Feb 2011):

Mike St John
Michael St John,
Un. Hamburg
Scientific Coordinator

Stephane Pesant
Stephane Pesant,
Un. Bremen/MARUM
WP1 Leader

Richard Sanders
Richard Sanders,
NOC Southampton
WP2 Leader

Webjorn Melle
Webjorn Melle,
IMR, Norway
WP3 Co-Leader

Astthor Gislason
Astthor Gislason,
MRI-HAFRO, Iceland
WP4 Co-Leader

Verena Trenkel
Verena Trenkel,
Ifremer, France
WP5 Co-Leader

Icarus Allen
Icarus Allen, PML
WP6 Co-Leader

Manuel Barange
Manuel Barange,
WP7 Co-Leader

Fritz Koster
Fritz Koster, DTU-Aqua
WP8 Co-Leader




International Expert Advisory Panel (selection still in progress)

Patrick Monfray
Patrick Monfray, France
ex-IMBER Scientific Steering
Committee member
(Global Carbon Cyle)

Meng Zhou
Meng Zhou, USA (link)
University Massachusetts-Boston

Alain Vezina
Alain Vezina, Canada (link)
DFO & BASIN Initiative
Exec. Committee member

Tim Jickells
Tim Jickells, UK (link)
Professor of Environmental Science,
University of East Anglia
Pierre Pepin
Pierre Pepin, Canada
NAFC-DFO & BASIN Initiative
Exec. Committee member
Beatriz Morales-Nin
Beatriz Morales-Nin, SP
& editor of Fisheries Research

John Steele
John H. Steele (link)
Scientist Emeritus
Marine Policy Center, WHOI

Ken Frank
Ken Frank (link)
DFO, Bedford Institute of Oceanography, Ocean Sciences Division, P.O. Box 1006 Dartmouth, NS, B2Y 4A2


An International Expert Advisory Panel includes members from EU, US and CANADA national programmes and initiatives of relevance to the BASIN International Science Plan (Wiebe et al., 2009). The panel will be invited to the General Meetings (May/June 2012, end 2013, end 2014) to witness progress and provide independent advice on the programme’s relevance and to identify and facilitate collaborations with parallel non-EU initiatives, and offer guidance on fostering integration across the various funded US and CANADA national programmes of relevance.

User Advisory Group (UAG; selection in progress)

Patrick Monfray
Andrew Farmer, UK
Director of Research &
Head of Industry,
Waste and Water Programme,
Institute for European
Environmental Policy (profile)

Sebastian Rodriguez-Alfaro
Sebastian Rodriquez-Alfaro, BE
Scientific Project Officer,
CFP & Aquaculture, Unit A2,
DG Maritime Affairs & Fisheries

Pelagic RAC

Aukje Coers
(Observing Member of UAG)
Executive Secretary
Pelagic RAC




The coordinator will chair the User Advisory Group (UAG) composed of members of funding agencies, government agencies and industry stakeholders. The UAG that will be invited to the General Meetings (May/June 2012, end 2013, end 2014) to advise the consortium on the most efficient means of transferring programme gathered knowledge, synthesis and recommendations to relevant cross-Atlantic stakeholders on basin-scale ocean management.


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Project Partners:

Research WorkPackages (WP) & Focus:

WP Focus Leader
WP1 Data Integration Un. Bremen
WP2 Carbon Pump NOC;CNRS-UBO
WP3 Key Species IMR;Un. Nordland
WP4 Trophic Flow HAFRO;Un.Swansea
WP5 Living Resources IFREMER; DTU
WP6 Basin-scale Modelling PML;CNRS-UBO
WP7 Bioeconomic Modelling PML;UEA;IRD
WP8 Ocean Management DTU;Un. Hamburg

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