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ALTER-Net: A Long-Term Biodiversity, Ecosystem and Awareness Research Network

Europe’s ecosystem research network


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How ALTER-Net is organised (committees & groups)


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Network Council

Maurice Hoffmann

Maurice Hoffmann
Chair of Network Council
INBO, Belgium

Ana Lillebo

Ana Lillebø
Vice-Chair of Network Council
CESAM, Portugal

The Network Council (NC) guides the Secretariat and the Management Board. The Council consists of high-level representatives of each partner organisation. The Council's function is to agree strategic decisions. It reviews and decides upon any recommendations made by the Management Board.


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Tessa van Santen

Tessa van Santen
INBO, Belgium

The day-to-day management of ALTER-Net is the task of the Secretariat.

The Secretariat is currently provided by INBO in Brussels.

Management Board

Jiska van Dijk

Jiska van Dijk
Chair of Management Board
NINA, Norway

Allan Watt

Allan Watt
Vice-chair of Management Board

The Secretariat is supported by a Management Board (MB). Each board member had responsibility for one activity area. The Management Board's main function is to deliver ALTER-Net's annual action plan. Specific activities may be led by project leaders who report to the MB. The Management Board meets approximately 3-4 times per year. The Board may make recommendations to Council.
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