The project organization consists of an editorial staff of three people and an advisory board of seven people, all of whom are based in the Netherlands. The editorial staff is concerned with the day-to-day operation of researching topics, finding participants for the discussion and moderating the discussions between the experts. The main task of the advisory board is to guard the neutrality of the platform and to advise the editorial staff about its activities.
Project leader is Rob van Dorland of the Royal Netherlands Meteorological Institute (KNMI). Van Dorland is a senior scientist and climate advisor in the Climate Services section and is often operating at the interface between science and society.
The second member of the editorial staff is Bart Strengers. He is a climate policy analyst and modeler in the IMAGE-project at the PBL Netherlands Environmental Assessment Agency (PBL) and has for many years been involved in the discussion with climate skeptics.
The third member is Marcel Crok, an investigative science writer who published a critical book (in Dutch) about the climate debate.
Gerbrand Komen is chairman of the advisory board. Before his retirement he was the research director at KNMI and between 2002 and 2007 headed theNetherlands’ IPCC delegation.
The other six members of the advisory board are:
Appy Sluijs is an Assistant Professor in the Biomarine Sciences group, at the Institute of Environmental Biology, UtrechtUniversity.
Bart Verheggen works as a scientist in the group Environmental Assessment of the Energy research Centre of the Netherlands (ECN)on various climate and air quality related projects. Verheggen is also an active blogger on climate science.
Peter Siegmund is a senior scientist and secretary of the Climate and Seismology department at KNMI.
Theo Wolters is the owner of an engineering company. He has a longtime interest in both climate and energy issues and he was the one who came up with the idea and the format for the Climate Dialogue platform back in 2010.
Jos de Laat is a post-doc researcher at KNMI who works on remote sensing of atmospheric constituents, but who has also published on other climate science topics like the interpretation of temperature measurements and philosophy of climate science.
Jaap Hanekamp is assistent professor at the Roosevelt Academy, teaching chemistry and the philosophy of science, and is adjunct faculty member of the University of Massachusetts Amherst School of Public Health and Health Sciences, department of Public Health, Environmental Health Sciences. He als has his own research company (HAN-research).