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Consortium Information

The European Topic Centre on Inland, Coastal and Marine waters (ETC/ICM) is a consortium of 18 European organisations led by The Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research – UFZ from the Germany. Each Consortium partner is represented on the ETC/ICM Management Committee which agrees the allocation of tasks and budget. The Management Committee is chaired by Dr. Anita Künitzer of UFZ who is also the manager of the ETC/ICM.
A Core Team and team leaders provide the co-ordination of the tasks and activities of the Consortium partners. Partners work in three scientific teams in the area of freshwater, marine water and data handling.

The Core Team consists of:

Name Organisation Role
Anita Künitzer UFZ ETC/ICM Manager
Eva Hasíková UFZ Assistant to the ETC/ICM Manager

The Team Leaders are:

Name Organisation Role
David Vaughan Joint Nature Conservation Committee (JNCC) Team Leader Marine
Ursula Schmedtje Federal Environment Agency (UBA Dessau, Germany) Team Leader Fresh Water
Olaf Büttner The Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research (UFZ) Team Leader Data Handling

Consortium Partners are:

Logo Organisation Country
The Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research – UFZ Germany
CENIA - Czech Environmental Information Agency Czech Republic
Centro Euro-Mediterraneo sui Cambiamenti Climatici (CMCC) Italy
Stichting Deltares Netherlands
Ecologic Institute Germany
Hellenic Centre for Marine Research (HCMR) Greece
The International Council for the Exploration of the Sea (ICES) Denmark
Institute within the legal entity Stichting Dienst Landbouwkundig Onderzoek (IMARES) The Netherlands
Italian National Institute for Environmental Protection and Research (ISPRA) Italy
Institute for Water of the Republic of Slovenia (IWRS) Slovenia
Joint Nature Conservation Committee (JNCC) United Kingdom
Norsk Institutt for Vannforskning (NIVA) Norway
National Technical University of Athens (NTUA) Greece
Office International de l’Eau France
Finnish Environment Institute (SYKE) Finland
Thematic Center for Water Research, Studies and Projects development (TC Vode) Slovenia
Federal Environment Agency (Umweltbundesamt) Germany
University of Liverpool United Kingdom


EEA Water Contact:
The EEA manages and co-ordinates its interface with the Topic Centre through a Water Contact.

Name Organisation Role
Ronan Uhel European Environment Agency Head of Natural System and Sustainability (NSS)