CRESCENDO Project management

RT6 members

CRESCENDO's RT6 members

  • Colin Jones
    CRESCENDO Project Coordinator
    National Centre for Atmospheric Science (NCAS), University of Leeds (UNIVLEEDS), based at Met Office Hadley Centre (MOHC), UK
    Colin Jones
    CRESCENDO Project Coordinator

    Colin is a Professor in the School of Earth and Environment at the University of Leeds and a NCAS core scientist. He heads the joint Met Office/NERC UKESM project. In his role as head of the UKESM project he is based at the Met Office in Exeter where the bulk of the UKESM core group are located. His primary role is to lead development of the next generation of UK Earth system models, with the 1st version of UKESM targeted for application within the WCRP 6th Coupled Model Intercomparison Project (CMIP6).

  • Alberto Muñoz
    CRESCENDO Project Manager
    National Centre for Atmospheric Science (NCAS), University of Leeds (UNIVLEEDS), based at Met Office Hadley Centre (MOHC), UK
    Alberto Muñoz
    CRESCENDO Project Manager

    Alberto works alongside Colin Jones as the CRESCENDO Project Manager, also based at the Met Office in Exeter. He is a member of the School of Earth and Environment at the University of Leeds and the National Centre for Atmospheric Science (NCAS). Alberto’s background is in Biological Sciences from where he moved to Project Management in 2014 working in a FP7 ITN Project before joining the H2020 Project CRESCENDO.

  • Quentin Birkinshaw
    Research Administrator
    University of Leeds (UNIVLEEDS), UK
    Quentin Birkinshaw
    Research Administrator
  • Vincent Birrien
    EU Post Award Research Officer
    University of Leeds (UNIVLEEDS), UK
    Vincent Birrien
    EU Post Award Research Officer
  • Tamsin Rounding
    NCAS Finance & Admin Officer
    University of Leeds (UNIVLEEDS), UK
    Tamsin Rounding
    NCAS Finance & Admin Officer

CRESCENDO Project management

The Project Office will devote a significant fraction of their project-funded time to external project dissemination. Work in this workpackage will ensure regular interaction with the project knowledge dissemination WP13.
Project management objectives include:
• Provide management to achieve project objectives on time, to cost and at a high quality by steering functions, ensuring preparation of deliverables, and periodic reporting.
• Ensure the technical, administrative, financial and contractual coordination at project level.
• Ensure effective interaction with the European Commission, consultation with the international advisory board, and represent the project towards external parties.
• Ensure good communication between partners and promote collaborative efforts towards the common goals. Guide RT/WP leaders towards most project-efficient prioritisations to fulfil expectations between partners and keep-up the high ambitions throughout the project period.
• Initiate and facilitate the management related meetings such as General Assemblies, Scientific Steering Committee Meetings etc.
• Ensure active and beneficial collaboration with relevant other EU projects and international bodies.