Organisation

SITES is led by an external board. SLU is the coordinator and responsible for the operational management. SITES consists of nine field research stations from four universities and a coordination office.

SITES is an integrated, national infrastructure with high levels of communication between the field research stations, coordination office and the board. There are regular meetings with the field research station coordinators and the managers.

The framework for cooperation within SITES is set in an agreement between SLU and the Swedish Research Council (VR), as well as a consortium agreement between all involved parties, the so-called principals (see Policy Documents).

SITES is led by an external board, which is appointed by SLU in consultation with VR. The board shall adopt a national perspective and take a holistic approach to infrastructure development. According to VR's grant conditions, the board shall represent a broad spectrum of expertise including knowledge about advance field research as well as management of research infrastructures. Current terms of office include 2014-02-10 - 2017-01-31. The board meets between 4 and 6 times a year.

Meeting schedule for 2017
15 Febryary, 22 May, 9 October and 20 November. 

The Board consists of:
Anna Ledin, City of Gothenburg (chairman)
Ilona Riipinen, Stockholms University
Mari Källersjö, Gothenburg Botanical Garden
Rolf Anker Ims, University of Tromsö
Sebastian Diehl, Umeå University
Thomas Rosswall, professor emeritus
Ulf Gärdenfors, Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences

SITES board at Erken together with the coordination office and station manager for Erken, May 2014.
SITES board at Erken together with the coordination office and station manager for Erken, May 2014.

SLU host and organize SITES coordination office. The assignment given to SLU are to run and develop SITES infrastructure as a broad national research infrastructure. SLU's mission is to manage and develop the infrastructure SITES as a wide-oriented national research infrastructure. The coordination office is responsible for practical operations, such as dialogue with SITES field research stations, communications, finances, administration concerning the Board's activities, contacts with VR and with other national and international infrastructures.

SITES operational activities are carried out by a scientifically qualified Director with experience of planning and managing activities at a field research station. The Director is employed at SLU and is included in the SITES coordination office.

Anders Lindroth
Director
Anders is responsible for the strategic management of SITES.


Anders.Lindroth@slu.se
Phone: +46 70 573 86 33

Boel Åström,
Research officer
Boel documents meetings with the Board, the coordination office and the station managers and is the link between SITES, VR and SLU.
Boel.Astrom@slu.se
Phone: +46 18 67 2022

Magnus Mossberg,
System analyst

Magnus is SITES technical expert. He helps the stations to manage the different systems used within SITES.
Magnus.Mossberg@slu.se
Phone:  +46 40 415 158

Ida Taberman
Assistant director
Ida is responsible for the operational management of SITES and coordinates SITES data management group and communication project.
Ida.Taberman@slu.se
Phone: +46 90 786 82 16

Jan-Peter Nordmark,
Economist

Jan-Peter is responsible for the financial statements and assist the director with budget and annual report.
Jan-peter.Nordmark@slu.se
Phone: +46 90-786 8770

Hélène Hagerman and Mia Barkland, Communicators
Helene and Mia from Trossa AB works whitin SITES communication group.
Helene.Hagerman@trossa.se
Phone: +46 730-75 57 59
Mia.Barkland@trossa.se
Phone: +46 730-75 57 57