EURAPMON is led by a Steering Committee, made up of representatives from the countries of the funding bodies (one per country). The Steering Committee meets annually and is responsible for strategic direction, annual work programming and annual budgeting. The Chair is elected by the Steering Committee and is assisted by an External Coordinator. A number of non-voting advisory experts attend the Steering Committee meetings. Support is provided by an ESF Science Officer and ESF Liaison Officer.
EURAPMON appointed National Coordinators to support its work on the inventory of monitoring for and with raptors in Europe. The inventory is of fundamental importance to EURAPMON as it underpins other programme activities on analysis of user needs, identification of priorities, sharing of best practice, capacity-building, and development of a European-level database.
Message from the outgoing Chair
Dear EURAPMON participants
As of 10 December 2012, EURAPMON has a new Chair, Al Vrezec, and a new External Coordinator, Irena Bertoncelj.
We would like to thank the EURAPMON Steering Committee and participants for their support and engagement in EURAPMON during our tenure. From its inception, the network has grown impressively (for example, there are now National Coordinators for 29 countries covering well over 90% of Europe), convened memorable workshops, and is now bearing fruit in the form of productive collaborations for raptor research and monitoring.
We are confident that, under the new Chair, EURAPMON will continue to grow from strength to strength. We will remain closely involved as experts advising the EURAPMON Steering Committee. We wish Al and Irena every success in their new roles.
Guy Duke (outgoing Chair) and Paola Movalli (outgoing Coordinator)
Please note that there were important changes in the SC at the end of 2012, not all of which have been indicated here. If in doubt, please contact the External Coordinator.
National Institute of Biology, Ljubljana, Slovenia
High Institute for Environmental Protection and Research (ISPRA), Ozzano dell’Emilia (BO), Italy
BirdLife Luxembourg, Centrale Ornithologique Lëtzebuerger Natur- a Vullesschutzliga a.s.b.l, Kockelscheuer, Luxembourg
Milvus Group - Association for Bird and Nature Protection, Tirgu Mures, Romania
University of Murcia, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Department of Toxicology, Murcia, Spain
Swedish Museum of Natural History, Department of Contaminant Research, Stockholm, Sweden
Norwegian Institute for Air Research (NILU), Dept of Env. Pollutants, Tromsø, Norway
Independent Expert representing MME/BirdLife Hungary, Budapest, Hungary
CIBIO – Centro de Investigação em Biodiversidade e Recursos Genéticos, Olhão, Portugal
UK Centre for Ecology and Hydrology, Ecological Risk Section, Lancaster Environment Centre, Lancaster, United Kingdom
“Falcon” Society for Protection of Wild Animals, Wloclawek, Poland
University of Aarhus, National Environmental Research Institute (NERI), Dept of Arctic Environment (DAE), Roskilde, Denmark
Estonian University of Life Sciences, Institute of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences, Tartu, Estonia
Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, Institute for Environmental Studies, Dept. Chemistry & Biology, Amsterdam, Netherlands
BirdLife International, Cambridge, United Kingdom
Independent Consultant, Brussels, Belgium
Monitoring Greifvögel und Eulen Europas (MEROS), Halle/Saale, Germany
Independent Researcher, Brussels, Belgium
Dr. Nico Van Den Brink
Alterra - Animal Ecology, Wageningen, Netherlands
ESF Science Officer
ESF Liaison Officer
National Institute of Biology, Večna pot 111, Ljubljana
Steering Committee – restricted workspace
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