Aim: WP6 will ensure a smooth and efficient project management.
Approach and methodology: ECMWF is handling the overall scientific coordination of the project and its project management. ECMWF has a vast record of project acquisition and management, particularly within the European Commission’s (EC) Framework Programmes and Horizon 2020. In 2014, ECMWF has signed a delegation agreement with the EC to operate two Copernicus services, namely those for Atmospheric Monitoring and Climate Change (CAMS, C3S).
Project management structure and procedures will permit transparency and control throughout the project. The project’s progress, quality, risks, innovation, intellectual property, administration and finances will be monitored with clearly identified roles and responsibilities for the project coordinator, the project partners and committees involved in the governance. The close collaboration between this work package and WP5 “Dissemination and Training” will allow a swift distribution of information on the status of ESCAPE to stakeholders.