Steering Committee

To guarantee compliance with content and quality regarding the actions implemented at all levels, a Steering Committee will be set up composed of:

  • experts in all relevant scientific fields (astronomy, geology, palaeontology, human evolution, education and/or popular science)
  • specialists in the tourist economy, tasked with ascertaining the touristic feasibility of the project.

The Steering Committee will include an equal number of representatives per territory (See list in the appended document “Steering Committee “). The Steering Committee will provide the guidance vital to project convergence and its scientific and economic relevance. It will meet on a regular basis to review the project stages and associated actions while the “Route” is in the set-up phase, and its subsequent development.

Astronomy experts

Mr. XAVIER PALAU MOLINS Secretary of the Joan Oró Foundation.
Mrs. SYLVIE VAUCLAIR Astrophysicist at the Observatoire Midi-Pyrénées, Professor at Université Paul Sabatier.

Palaeontology experts

Mr. RODRIGO GAETE HARZENETTER Palaeontologist, Director of the Isona et Conca Dellà Museum (Isona, Lleida).
Mr. FRANCIS DURANTHON Palaeontologist specialising in fauna of the Miocene, Heritage Curator, Head of research relations at the Toulouse Natural History Museum.

Geology expert

Mr. JOAN ROSELL SANUY Geologist, Professor the University of Barcelona, Department of Sedimentology.

Archaeology experts

Mrs. PALOMA GONZÁLEZ MARCÉN Archaeologist and Professor of Prehistory at the Autonomous University of Barcelona, expert in Archaeology teaching.
Mr. YVES LIGNEREUX Archaeozoologist, Professor at the National Veterinary College, in charge of science watch and development at the Toulouse Natural History Museum.

Education experts

Mr. ANDREU RIVADULLA GRACIA Chief Inspector of the Department of Education of the Generalitat de Cataluña (Lleida).
Mr. STEPHANE RESPAUD National Education Inspector for Science (Toulouse).

Tourism experts

Mr. JAIME LEÓN ANDRÉS Head of the Meeting Centre and Hospederia at the Santa Maria de Bellpuig de les Avellanes Monastery (Os de Balaguer, Lleida).
Mr. ANTOINE CACHIN CEO of Voyages FRAM.

Sociology expert

Mr. FIDEL MOLINA LUQUE sociologist, professor of the University of Lleida.