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Chair & Executive Committee

The EPB Executive Committee (ExCom) members are elected by Plenary and are given the mandate of following key dossiers which they have identified, and organise the work together with the other EPB Representatives and Alternate Representatives, under the guidance of the Chair. The Executive Secretary and the Secretariat provide support to achieve the goals within each dossier. Plans on deliverables and status of completion are presented by the responsible ExCom member at Plenary Meetings for advice and approval.


Key dossiers are connected with the Mission of the EPB and include:

  • Support of scientific areas
  • International collaboration
  • Cooperation on infrastructures
  • Information flow and outreach.

Dr. Kirsi Latola
Function : EPB Chair
Biography :

EPB Member Representative for the Thule Institute, University of Oulu, Finland

Director of Thematic Networks, UArctic

 

Dr. Nicole Biebow
Function
: EPB ExCom Member
Biography :

EPB Member Representative for the Helmholtz Association (HGF), Germany

Head of the International Cooperation Unit at the Alfred Wegener Institute, Helmholtz Centre for Polar and Marine Research (AWI)

Executive Manager of EU-PolarNet

Coordinator of ARICE (Arctic Research Icebreaker Consortium)

Prof. Antonio Quesada
Function
: EPB ExCom Member
Biography :

EPB Member Representative for the Ministry of Economy and Competitiveness (MINECO), Spain

Professor at the Universidad Autónoma de Madrid

Scientific manager of the Spanish Polar Program

Executive Director of the Spanish Polar Committee

Mr. Halldór Jóhannsson
Function
: EPB ExCom Member
Biography :

EPB Member Representative for the Icelandic Centre for Research (RANNIS), Iceland

Executive Director of the Arctic Portal

Prof. Vito Vitale
Function
: EPB ExCom Member
Biography :

EPB Member Representative for the National Research Council (CNR), Italy

Italian Representative in the WMO Expert Group on Polar and High Mountain Regions (EC-PHORS)

Italian Representative in the Sustaining Arctic Observing Network (SAON) Steering Board

Member of the Board of Directors (BoD) of SIOS

Member of the CNR Polar Committee (Deputy Chair 2011-2018).