ECMWF has been entrusted to operate the Copernicus Atmosphere Monitoring Service (CAMS) and the Copernicus Climate Change Service (C3S) on behalf of the European Commission until the end of 2020. Copernicus is the European Union (EU) flagship Earth-observation programme. The programme ensures operational monitoring of the atmosphere, oceans, and continental surfaces, and will provide reliable, validated information services for a range of environmental and security applications.
The implementation of CAMS and C3S will rely on a network of providers, which will be assembled by means of open Invitations to Tender (ITTs). For the purpose of evaluation of the proposals sent in response to the ITTs, ECMWF is calling for independent experts in a number of scientific and technical areas. Experts will evaluate proposals remotely or at premises chosen by ECMWF using an online evaluation system. To qualify, experts will have to demonstrate relevant and considerable expertise and to sign a declaration of confidentiality and absence of conflict of interest. Experts’ mission and evaluation fees will be covered by ECMWF, as described in the “Terms of reference” document available below. The selected experts are appointed for a duration of three years, renewable one time, and will need to sign the Conflict of Interest Certificate annually.