The Nansen Environmental and Remote Sensing Center (NERSC) will coordinate and manage the SWARP project. The project coordinator will be research director Dr. Laurent Bertino, who has experience with EU project coordination since the FP5 TOPAZ project (2003). The project deputy coordinator will be Dr. Timothy Williams at NERSC. The project coordinator will control the implementation of the project according to the project workplan and have overall responsibility of the project and coordination of the different WPs led by other contractors as regulated through the project contract.
Figure: The organizational structure of the SWARP project.
SWARP adopts a splitting of Work Packages (WP) by types of activities. Each WP is led by the expert in the consortium that will continue exploiting the results after the completion of the project. There are 4 research and technical development (RTD) WPs in the project, one demonstration WP6, one dissemination WP7 and the overall management WP1 (see Figure below). WP3 delivers ice parameterizations to modelling tasks both in WP2 and WP3. The modelling WPs WP2 and WP3 communicate by an offline coupling, providing boundary conditions to each other. The observation tasks in WP4, in addition to previous in situ and user data, provide parameters for the two modelling WPs and feed the integration and validation in WP5. Once the models and satellite data are validated in WP5, a user demonstration can take place WP6. The dissemination in WP7 is targeted at users and aims at ensuring a sustainable service.
Figure: PERT diagram showing the links between the different work packages.