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The diagram below describes the structure of the project and its governance.

Gouvernance / Governance

Three committees are established to ensure the governance of the project.

  • Steering committee, CLIMCOR SC, will meet at least annually investigating the technical and the scientific management of CLIMCOR and will formulate its strategy. It will ensure the international competition, and indicate the strategy to adopt to stay in this competition.
  • Operational committee, CLIMCOR OC, will gather the group leader of each Work Package and assess the work progress. Besides, it will look into priorities concerning corings, created by each scientific community: ice, continent & ocean. These recommendations will be given to financial agencies and to various institutions, as well as to those issued from the Science Advisory Committee after their examination.
  • Science Advisory Committee, SAC, will assess the asking files of the technical support from the teams or scientific consortiums. The recommendations of the SAC will be studied in the CLIMCOR OC.

The three committees, constituting the governance of the project, will mostly bring together academic experts and some specialists of the industry.

It should be noted that technical developments about laser equipment used partially by CLIMCOR-ICE yet involve the “business unit Floralis” of Joseph Fournier University in Grenoble.

Steps to follow for the using of coring tools

Applications for the use of coring tools will be open to all scientific and industrial communities, and then submit to the different committees for evaluation.

The scientific committee will evaluate coring demands submitted both by the scientific community and private companies. Costs will be later defined thanks to promotion committees. The scientific committee will also take on assessments made by actual national and international committees:

  • National Committee for Seafaring Ships or others scientific committees (Eurofleet, ECORD, ERC, etc.) or IMAGES for ocean past,
  • LEFE programme (liquid casings and environment) of INSU for the three parts,
  • The CGF group “ice cores France” and EuroPICS/IPICS for ice.

The Operational committee will estimate the technical feasibility of campaigns demands.

Regarding ocean corings, the access to the core drill will be held by the ship itself. This one is coordinated by the French Oceanographic Flotilla (FOF) concerning using time. The question of price range is handle by either the FOF, or by the ship operating services themselves, according to the position of the enquirer. These procedures are existing and are running on. The two committees (SAS & OC) will get together with, to arrange the applications according to the technical feasibility, the availabilities of the equipments, the concerned geographical areas, and the relation between the costs caused by these corings and available to the enquirer.

In a first time, we will buy and develop tools to raise the quality level of sampling, both for ice, lake or ocean coring.

When these tools will be available, we will create a restraining ticket (except for the ocean part, which yet highlights the utilisation of the ship and its associated tackles, so the core drill) for the use of these tools. The cost will be different according to the enquirer (academic following its financial source or industrial, with or without partnership).