Deliverables, milestones etc.

Deliverables

  • 1-2 workshops per year (30-50 participants)
  • Central database
  • Web-site and internet communication forum (wiki-based)
  • Web-pages and Leaflet targeted to the general public on the TTorch Observation Network and the importance of emission verification for post-Kyoto commitments
  • Brief annual reports on progress
  • Mid term report
  • Final report
  • 2 summer schools on high precision observation techniques and data interpretation with mesoscale and large scale atmospheric transport models

Milestones (first 12 months)

  • Month 3: Establishment and first meeting of Steering committee (Strasbourg), appointment of Chair and Programme Coordinator
  • Month 6: First of yearly calls for exchange grants
  • Month 12: Database filled with first year of TTORCH coordinated observations

Duration: 60 months

Management
The network will be managed according to the “Guidelines for Management of ESF Research Networking Programmes”. These guidelines contain all the necessary rules for the management structure, reporting, publications, applications for grants etc.
The TTORCH network will be managed through a Steering board, appointed at the start of the project. The maximum size of the steering board will be 10 members, one per participating country. From the Steering board a Chair will be choosen. An external Programme Coordinator, located at ECN, will perform the daily coordinating activities of the TTORCH Research Network.

Budget estimates (k€)

Year Act 1 Act 2 Act 3 Act 4 Act 5 Act 6 ESF adm. Total
1 10 10 45 25 10 7 107
2 10 10 45 25 10 30 8 133
3 10 10 45 25 10 7 107
4 10 10 45 25 10 30 8 133
5 10 10 45 25 10 7 107
Total 50 50 225 125 50 60 37 597
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