Coordination and Implementation Group
Preparations for TEAMx started with an informal meeting at the 33rd International Conference on Alpine Meteorology (2015). TEAMx activities are currently supervised by a Coordination and Implementation Group (CIG) established in September 2017.
Programme Coordination Office
In August 2018 a TEAMx Programme Coordination Office (PCO) was created at the University of Innsbruck. The TEAMx PCO receives financial support from the Center for Climate Systems Modeling, the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Meteo France, MeteoSwiss, the National Center for Atmospheric Science, the University of Innsbruck, the University of Trento, ZAMG.
Funding for TEAMx research is acquired through a bottom-up approach. Participating scientists and institutions gather the necessary financial resources from projects supported by national and international research funding agencies after successful peer-review. The resources currently committed to TEAMx are listed here.
A Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) has been signed among the institutions that support TEAMx. The TEAMx partnership welcomes new participating institutions, as foreseen by §21 of the MoU.
Two committees, the Field Observations Committee (FOC) and the Numerical Modelling Committee (NMC) are responsible for coordinating and leading the design of strategically important matters, i.e. the main field campaign and modelling experiments.
There are six Working Groups (WG) responsible for coordinating scientific research, each led by two or three researchers. The role of the WGs is to identify specific research goals (based on the TEAMx White Paper), help shape the design of the field campaign and modelling experiments, foster collaboration among members and develop proposals. Each WG also has a liaison person who is responsible for communicating regularly with the CIG. As the programme develops, a number of task teams will be established to tackle specific tasks such as coordinating the airborne measurements or providing forecasts during the campaign. These may come and go as needed. The working groups and task teams are not mutually exclusive, allowing TEAMx participants to contribute to whichever areas they are interested in and match their areas of expertise.