Cluster Structure

The SEURAT-1 Research Initiative is designed as a coordinated cluster of five research projects, supported by a ‘data handling and servicing project’ and a ‘coordination and support project’ at the cluster level. Furthermore, a coordination action project was designed in order to facilitate cluster interaction and activities.

The scientific management and coordination of the SEURAT-1 Research Initiative is strongly supported by the Scientific Expert Panel (SEP), which plays a key role in providing scientific advice regarding the research work and future orientation of the SEURAT-1 Research Initiative. COACH provides a central Scientific Secretariat to the SEURAT-1 Research Initiative and to the SEP. Support to the cluster is provided either directly through the Scientific Secretariat, or through the SEP.