date: Tue Feb 1 14:30:09 2005
from: Keith Briffa <k.briffaatXYZxyz.ac.uk>
subject: Re: IMPRINT WP1
to: "IC Prentice, Earth Sciences" <Colin.PrenticeatXYZxyzstol.ac.uk>
thanks - I will pas on to the Task Leaders(Jurg Beer and Hubertus Fischer).
I presume Fortunat has had a chance to discuss the London meeting with you.
In many ways the process of putting this proposal together is very unsatisfactory.
There has been little opportunity for the majority of people to discuss the science,
still less to argue about the various budgeting decisions. As is usual , the request for
total budget (and its as yet nominal distribution) has been largely random, influenced by
competing requirements for
"critical mass" and "lack of conflict" - as regards what could have been competing
proposals .We find ourselves with a current situation in which Work Package 1 will request
3.7 million Euro - to fund 5 Tasks . The Task leaders will co-ordinate the writing of
Science and weighing of budget requests in this light , and later Valerie Masson and I will
try to balance the whole Workpackage. A message will come round soon, with requests for
help and details of how to submit spreadsheet budgets.
1/01/2005, you wrote:
I attach a suggested budget for our participation in WP1.
IC Prentice, Earth Sciences
Professor Keith Briffa,
Climatic Research Unit
University of East Anglia
Norwich, NR4 7TJ, U.K.