What is EBBA2 coordination team

Ebba team VerenaThe EBBA2 coordination team runs the atlas project on a day-to-day basis.

The team members are:



Verena Keller, the Head of the coordination team works in the Swiss Ornithological Institute in Sempach (SOI).   She is also the chair of the Atlas Steering Committee (ASC) and she manages the project and leads the coordination team. Contact: verena.keller@vogelwarte.ch



Sergi Herrando


Sergi Herrando,  works in the Catalan Ornithological Institute in Barcelona (ICO). He is a head of a small team the task of which is data collection, storage and analysisContact: ornitologia@ornitologia.org







Martí Franch works in the Catalan Ornithological Institute in Barcelona (ICO). He assists Sergi Herrando as a data collection officer. Contact: marti.franch@ornitologia.org







Petr Voříšek, works in the Czech Society for Ornithology (CSO) in Prague and is responsible for the general coordination, the EBBA2 network  consisting of national coordinators and other partners, and information flow. Contact:  EuroMonitoring@birdlife.cz




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Marina Kipson, works in the Czech Society for Ornithology (CSO) in Prague and assists Petr Voříšek as a communication and network officer. Contact:  kipson@birdlife.cz





Main tasks of the coordination team are

  • to support data collection – to encourage the national coordinators to work actively with their fieldworkers in order to secure the data,
  • to gather the data from the national coordinators and analyse them,
  • to monitor the situation in all countries that are involved in the project, with special attention to the countries where resources and the number of fieldworkers are scarce,
  • to run fundraising initiatives with the aim to secure financial resources for the whole project and for the support of the countries in need,
  • to organise workshops and trainings for national coordinators and fieldworkers,
  • to keep contacts among all participants and provide them with information,
  • to promote EBBA2.

The coordination as described above is spread over three pillars: Swiss Ornithological Institute in Sempach (SOI), Catalan Ornithological Institute in Barcelona (ICO) and Czech Society for Ornithology in Prague (CSO)

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