Internal governance

  • General Assembly is the ultimate decision making body. This will be chaired by the Coordinator and will consist of all partner organisations.
  •  Steering Committee will be the supervisory body ensuring successful execution of the project, and will be accountable to the General Assembly. This will be chaired by the Coordinator.
  • Coordinator is responsible for the overall coordination of the project and will act as the point of contact for the European Commission (EC). The Coordinator has ultimate responsibility for ensuring that the project delivers what is expected and oversees the scientific content of the project and ensuring that all work packages are contributing to the outcomes and scientific excellence.
  • Project Office will conduct the routine management of on behalf of the General Assembly.
  • Work Package Leaders and their co-leaders have a responsibility to ensure delivery of their Work Package objectives, deliverables and milestones, working closely with the Coordinator to support the outcomes of the project.

External advisory boards

Research and Innovation Advisory Group (RIAG)


  • provide guidance and support regarding the scientific quality and innovation
  • provide high, strategic level guidance, support, and advice on innovation management issues, especially with respect to the scientific relevance and transferability of products and tools
  • help maintain scientific excellence in the program
  • perform yearly internal reviews of progress and results from an independent, external perspective.
  • help promote the project activities beyond the project own scientific community


Research advisors: Opens external link in new windowDarlene Langlois, Opens external link in new windowGuy Brasseur, Opens external link in new windowAxel Schweiger, Opens external link in new windowMike Steele, Opens external link in new windowFrancis Zwiers, Opens external link in new windowJean-Noel Thepaut/Opens external link in new windowCarlo Buontempo, Lola Kotova (Opens external link in new windowGERICS),

Innovation advisor: Opens external link in new windowTom Reynolds

RIAG members act on their personal capacity to advise the project on scientific and innovation matters.

Societal Engagement Group (SEG)


  • open up a dialogue between the represented communities and the project,  for the project to receive critical feedback on development and  results and how these can provide a feed from the communities’ existing agendas.
  • Providing an additional channel of communication for improve usage of data and information by the communities for enhancing climate adaptation.

The approach of getting a SEG as independent advisor is consistent with both the EU’s commitment to Science Education within the Opens external link in new windowResponsible Research and Innovation (RRI) agenda and the wider aims of citizen science. 

Composition: Laura Meller (Opens external link in new windowGreenpeace), Liisa Holmberg,  Lene Kielsen Holm, a representative of the Inuit Circumpolar Council (ICC) (list non-exhaustive)

Engaging with end-users

Blue-Action involves the end-users at different levels in the governance structure of the project.



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