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The PEGASOS operational management structure is a 5-level hierarchy: the General Assembly, the Coordinator, the Steering Group, the four Scientific Themes and the 17 scientific Work Packages. At all hierarchy levels, decisions are made by consensus, whenever possible. The WP-level is particularly important as the WPs are the major sub-divisions of the project and each WP has verifiable end-points and deliverables.

The management structure of PEGASOS

The General Assembly (GA) is the ultimate decision-making body of the consortium. It is responsible for the overall direction of the project and is composed of one duly authorized representative of each Partner
Project Coordinator and Project Office. Prof. Spyros Pandis is the coordinator of PEGASOS and the Project Office is located at FORTH, Greece and benefits from FORTH’s infrastructure and management experience. The Project Office assists the Coordinator in the day-to-day management of PEGASOS.

Steering Group (SG). The SG oversees the integration and completion of the project objectives. The SG consists of the project coordinator and leading scientists of the four Scientific Themes of PEGASOS (total of 3 females, 6 males) with complementary expertise.

PEGASOS Steering Group

Name Role Institute
Spyros Pandis Coordinator-SG chair, expert on atmospheric chemistry FORTH
Almut Arneth Expert on biogenic emissions (Theme I) LU
Claire Granier Expert on anthropogenic emissions (Theme I)
Andreas Wahner Expert on oxidants chemistry  (Theme II)
Markku Kulmala Expert on atmospheric aerosols and nucleation (Theme II)
Isabelle Bey Expert on oxidant modeling  (Theme III) ETHZ
Ken Carslaw Expert on aerosol modeling  (Theme III) ULEEDS
David Fowler Expert on nitrogen and carbon cycle and climate (Theme IV) NERC
Guy Brasseur Expert on climate simulations and impacts (Theme IV)

Advisory Board (AB). A board of scientific and policy experts will advise the Steering Group and Coordinator on achieving the project objectives and using the scientific project products. Advisors are also chosen to ensure the exchange of information with other relevant national and international research activities (including ongoing EU-projects) and to maximize the impact of the project.

PEGASOS Advisory Board Members

Name Expertise Institute
Dr. Peringe Grennfelt Air quality Swedish Environmental Research Institute (Scientific Director)
Prof. Daniel Jacob Air quality, chemical transport, modeling, remote sensing. Harvard University
Dr. Robert Maas Air quality-climate interactions Netherlands Environmental Assessment Agency – Head European Air Quality and Sustainability
Prof. John Seinfeld Aerosols, air quality and climate interactions
California Institute of Technology
Prof. Sybil Seitzinger Biosphere-atmosphere interactions
International Geosphere-Biosphere Programme (IGBP) (Executive Director)
Dr. Susan Solomon Atmospheric chemistry and climate international assessments
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) (co-chair of IPCC Working Group 1)

Theme and Work Package Leaders. PEGASOS scientific work is organized in four scientific Themes and 17 WPs combining the multidisciplinary scientific expertise of PEGASOS partners. The Leaders of each of the four Themes of PEGASOS together with the WP leaders will assure the good coordination of scientific work within the Theme and fast communication between WP leaders of the Theme.

Theme/WP Name Partner
Theme I
Almut Arneth ULUND

Claire Granier CNRS
Theme II
Markku Kulmala

Astrid Kiendler-Scharr
Theme III
Isabelle Bey

Ken Carslaw ULEEDS
Theme IV Guy Brasseur GKSS

David Fowler NERC
WP 1.1
Almut Arneth ULUND
WP 1.2 Claire Granier CNRS
WP 1.3 Detlef VanVuuren
WP 1.4 Laurens Ganzeveld
WP 1.5 Eiko Nemitz
WP 2.1
Christian George
WP 2.2 Thomas Mentel JÜLICH
WP 2.3 Urs Baltensperger PSI
WP 2.4 Miikka Dal Maso
WP 3.1 Ken Carslaw ULEEDS
WP 3.2 Maria Kanakidou
WP 3.3 Maarten Krol
WP 3.4
Ari Laaksonen
WP 4.1
Frank Dentener JRC
WP 4.2 Öystein Hov MET. NO.
WP 4.3 Markus Amman
WP 4.4 Paul Monks
WP 0.1
Spyros Pandis

Financial Management

The coordinating organisation FORTH manages the financial aspects of the project following the Contract rules and the GA decisions. All individual cost statements will be collected and submitted to the EC. Financial audits will be organized according to the EC rules.

Addition of participants during the project

The full implementation plan and budget of PEGASOS and its participants are known from the beginning. The PEGASOS consortium is open to having Associated Partners join at a later stage; however, this will not impact the project finances. Addition of Associate Partners will be agreed first by the SG, and will then be approved by the GA.

Management of Intellectual Property Rights (IPR) is addressed in the PEGASOS Consortium Agreement (CA).

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PEGASOS project funded by the European Commission under the Framework Programme 7 (FP7-ENV-2010-265148)