2nd Project Meeting - Brussels
2nd Project meeting and End Users Panel
The project team met from 17 to 19 in Brussels for the 6 monthly project meeting.
After the opening session by the project responsible of VUB Eric Corijn, the works were opened.
The Agenda of the meeting was structured in way that allowed every national team to show the state of advancement of the activities related to the local case studies. For each of the first four WPs national experts are collecting and analysing data requered by the WP leader, that are collecting them for their final reports.
A session was dedicated to WP5, specifically dedicated to the integration of data, and a later session to the Project Management and the Dissemination of results.
The project was very interesting also thanks to the participation, from the first day, of some end users and of the Project Officer.
On the 19th the the First End Users Panel was organized in Oostende, one of the two national case studies. The End Users participants were: the Marine and Coastal Environment Division, Ministry of Environmental Protection - Israel; ISPRA, Department for Nature Defence - Italy; Regional Development and Coordinating Commission of the Algarve - Portugal; the Municipality of Funchal (Madeira) - Portugal; the Environment Agency, Thames Gateway - UK; the National Voice of Coastal Communities - UK.
In the afternoon the group was hosted by Port of Zeebrugge, one of the End Users of the Zeebrugge case study, and visited the harbour.