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Recognition of the expertise of BIRA-IASB scientists is expressed through staff representation on international programme committees, scientific advisory committees, evaluation panels and expert groups.

BIRA- IASB is also a partner in, and even coordinator of, many international projects. For example, BIRA-IASB had a total of 78 ongoing projects in 2019 and 79 in 2020. The Contract Management department, a two-person team, is responsible for the financial, contractual and administrative management of all these projects, in consultation with the scientific leaders, of course.

In the word clouds below, it is obvious that we have the most partnerships with our neighbouring countries: Germany, the Netherlands, France and the United Kingdom.

Our frequent international partners are KNMI in the Netherlands, DLR and IUP-UB in Germany, and IMF in Finland. Also our national partners are clearly visible: universities like UGent, KU Leuven, ULB, ULi├Ęge (formerly ULg), UCL, as well as our neighbours on the Space Pole: the Royal Observatory of Belgium (ROB) and the Royal Meteorological Institute of Belgium (RMI).

Partnerships
These word clouds show the countries and partners with whom we cooperate in projects, with the size of the words indicating the number of partnerships (up to 75 partnerships with German partners, and up to 15 partnerships with KNMI).