Who does what in EMA?
- Lead, coordinate and organise activities at a pan-university level
- Promote coordination across faculties
- Responsible for strategic development of EMA at SLU
- Appoint faculty representatives in EMA Council
- Allocate government funds to EMA
- Establish and terminate EMA Programmes
- Responsible for EMA Programmes
- Develop and follow up EMA Programmes
- Realise EMA projects
- Support projects and management at an overall level
- Internal actors and responsibilities: summary document
Lead, coordinate and organise activities at a pan-university level
The vice-chancellor has delegated to the pro vice-chancellor for EMA the responsibility for leading, coordinating and organising the university’s activities in environmental monitoring and assessment with support primarily from the EMA Council (Fomar) and the EMA Officers at the Division of Planning (according to the vice-chancellor's delegation of authority).
Promote coordination across faculties
The vice-chancellor has delegated to the EMA Council (Fomar) the responsibility to support, coordinate, stimulate and develop EMA’s work and coordination with SLU’s two additional operational areas, research and education. An important part of the EMA Council’s mission is to stimulate coordination across faculties (according to the vice-chancellor's delegation of authority).
The EMA Council (Fomar) has, together with the pro vice-chancellor for EMA, the overall responsibility for developing environmental monitoring and assessment at SLU. The departments also take active part in the strategic development of EMA, for instance through externally funded projects complementary to government funded projects (according to the vice-chancellor's delegation of authority).
The vice-chancellor appoints, by suggestions from the deans, faculty representatives and deputy members of the EMA Council (Fomar) (according to the vice-chancellor's delegation of authority).
The board decides, following preparation by the EMA Council (Fomar) and suggestions from the vice-chancellor, the allocation of central government funds to the faculties. Within the framework established by the board, the faculty boards then decide the allocation of government funds and adherent directives/missions to the departments and other units (according to the vice-chancellor's delegation of authority).
Environmental monitoring and assessment reaches across faculties. To promote internal coordination and external dialogue, all EMA activities have been organised in special EMA Programmes. All activities in environmental monitoring and assessment, independent of financing source, belong to one of the nine programmes. The vice-chancellor decides on the establishment and termination of the EMA Programmes, and appoints which dean (faculty) is responsible for which programme (according to the vice-chancellor's delegation of authority).
The EMA Programmes are the faculties’ responsibility, which among other things includes the appointment of programme coordinators and programme-specific external commissioners, and to lay down programme-specific objectives. It also includes deciding on what special areas within each programme, to call for applications of project funding. The ambition is that each programme has activities across faculties, although one faculty is formally responsible for the programme (according to the vice-chancellor's delegation of authority and the common programme guidelines decided by the EMA Council (Fomar)).
The coordinators, employed at a department (or corresponding), have the mission to develop and follow up the EMA programmes. The coordinator is to serve as a catalyst and an initiator. (According to the common guidelines for the coordinators, decided by the EMA Council (Fomar).)
The departments are very important for SLU’s environmental monitoring and assessment. The projects are carried out at this organisational level and the department head (or corresponding) has the same responsibility for EMA projects as for other projects (according to the vice-chancellor's delegation of authority).
Support at an overall level was created to help reach SLU’s objectives in environmental monitoring and assessment. It comprises management support and communication support, and support for the development of data handling and accessibility, geographic IT, remote sensing and visualisation. It is run in consultation between the pro vice-chancellor for EMA and the EMA Council.
The information on this web page comes from the document “Interna aktörer och ansvarsförhållanden (‘Internal actors and responsibilities’, only available in Swedish), adopted by the EMA Council (Fomar) 24 August, 2010.
Responsbilities, according to the delegation orders, are regulated for
- SLU’s board and vice-chancellor
- Pro vice-chancellor for EMA
- The EMA Council (Fomar)
- Faculty boards and deans
- Departments and department heads
Activities, for which the EMA Council (Fomar) decides on common guidelines for the faculties, are
- EMA programmes
- Project leaders
Activities conducted in consultation between the pro vice-chancellor for EMA and EMA Council (Fomar):
- Management support
- Communication support
- Data platforms
- Geographic IT
- Remote sensing and visualisation
Faculty preparatory bodies
- Dekangruppen at the LTV Faculty
- Foma-nämnden at the NJ Faculty
- Fakultetsnämndens arbetsutskott at the S Faculty
- Utskottet för fortlöpande miljöanalys at the VH Faculty