LIST of activities with SECOA end-users

At local level, the following activities with the end-users were carried out:

ITALY

Sapienza University of Rome has organised a GiSecoa Laboratory where Sapienza SECOA researchers and Italian SECOA End Users regularly have meeting. Meetings were held on:

14/05/10 (for the preparation of the SECOA meeting in Vietnam);
22/09/10 (for reporting and discussing results achieved at the SECOA meeting in Vietnam);
06/10/10 (for presenting the End User ISPRA activities relevant for SECOA);
20/10/10 (presentation and discussion of the Italian contribution to WP1 & WP2);
27/10/10 (idem to WP3);
04/11/10 (for the preparation of the SECOA meeting in Belgium);
02/12/10 (for reporting and discussing results achieved at the SECOA meeting in Belgium);
17/12/10 (presentation and discussion of WP3 updates);
30/03/11 (idem WP4 updates);
18/04/11 (preliminary presentation of WP5 & WP6 and the Italian contribution);
02/05/11 (integration of WP1 data into WP6);
10/05/11 (integration of WP2 data);
17/05/11 (integration of WP3 data);
23/05/11 (integration of WP4 data);
30/05/11 (WP6 draft proposal for London meeting).

Informal meetings were also held at the headquarters of the End Users and contacts were held via email and telephone concerning local case studies and data exchange.

12/07/2011, Sapienza University - Commune of Civitavecchia, Ispra, From SECOA all Sapienza Departments, Sapienza Innovazione. Reporting and discussing the outcomes of the Secoa London meeting.

18/07/2011, Civitavecchia - Commune of Civitavecchia, Assessore Roscioni, Councillor for the environment and Mr Benedetti, Lord Major Office, From Secoa, A.Montanari, L.Del Zotto, Tommaso Radice. Meeting to prepare the October 6 dissemination conference. During the meeting the stakeholders to be invited were identified and the date for the meeting was agreed.

29/07/2011, Fossacesia (Chieti) – Public Conference: Parks and territories, the road of development - Chieti Province, from Secoa: Sapienza Department SEAI (A.Montanari, B.Staniscia, S.Di Zio). The Government has requested the Regione Abruzzo to identify the National Park of the Costa Teatina boundaries. The meeting has been organised to launch the shang methodology (se D.4.3) in order to test  the possibility of alleviating contrasts in Adriatic Coastal Area. The discussion continued after the meeting and A.Montanari had to intervene on the local newspapers to better explain the methodology proposed. Municipalities, representatives of entrepreneurs association, agricultural sector associations, trade associations, local pressure groups, NGOs, environmental NGOs, political parties attended the event. The definition of the borders of the new Costa Teatina National Park on the Adriatic Sea has been taken as an instrument of cooperation with end users and stakeholders. Secoa Project (A.Montanari and B.Staniscia) has contributed to a meeting with end users and stakeholders applying to the issue the Shang Method which will be reported into the Secoa WP4. After a meeting at the end of July (photos below) the discussion was continued also on the Regional Newspaper "Il Centro". Two articles by A.Montanari  and the answer by the Regional Minister for Agriculture are published in the articles area of the website.

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1-30 September 2011, Chieti Province, Implementing the Shang Method. Using the Shang method via e-mail about 50 stakeholders have been consulted  in order to facilitate the definition of the National Park borders

12/09/2011, Sapienza University - Municipality of Civitavecchia, Ispra, From Secoa all Sapienza Departments, Sapienza Innovazione. Meeting to present the deliverables to be ready by the end of October. Presentation and discussion of the programme for the WP6 to be presented in Jerusalem.

16/09/11, Civitavecchia -Municipality of Civitavecchia, Assessore Roscioni, Councillor for the environment and Mr Benedetti, Lord Major Office, From Secoa, A.Montanari, L.Del Zotto, Tommaso Radice. Meeting to prepare the October 6 dissemination conference. To discuss the programme and agree the final version.

06/10/2011, Civitavecchia, Italy - Public Conference on the Civitavecchia case study. The SECOA Italian partner in accordance with its end-user "Municipality of Civitavecchia" organized a public event whose target are the stakeholders involved in the conflict related the local case study. The issue of the meeting has been focused on air pollution. It is caused both by a thermoelectrical plant and port ship traffic which it is the cause of a dramatic conflicts between the various stakeholders (see WP4). The Secoa project participants explained the target of the project and the proposed solution to reduce pollution and support local sustainable development. Municipalities, Port Authority, local pressure groups, NGOs, environmental NGOs, Cruise companies attended the event.

10/12/12  Municipality of Civitavecchia. In the morning the meeting was held at the "hydrogen focal point" in the Harbour of Civitavecchia where CIRPS is making research on alternative ernergies uses. A "hydrogen" car and  bus have been produced as prototype to reduce air pollution in the harbour area. Municipality, Porth Authority and local pressure groups attended the event. In the afternoon the meeting was held at the Tarquinia Salt Works where Prof. G.Nascetti is responsible of numerous initiatives for the protection of the coastal areas. Secoa Project has been presented to a research group coordinated by prof Giuseppe Nascetti, Department of Ecology and Sustainable Development, University of Viterbo, and National Univeritary Consortium for Marine Sciences (CoNISMa). From Secoa: Sapienza Cirps (L.Del Zotto, T.Radice), Chimica (M.Beccari), Scienze Terra (A.Prestininzi), DSEAI (A.Montanari).

12/12/2011, Municipality of Civitavecchia. The meeting has been organized to  present the issue of air pollution referred to the energy production and port activities, SECOA conflict, in relation with other SECOA conflicts. The outcome has constituted a contribution to the conflict solving.

20/02/2012, Municipality of Rome, Municipio VIII. The sea level rise and the management of internal waters at Ostia (Roma), SECOA conflict case study . The outcome has constituted  a contribution to the conflict solving.

4-26/05/2013. “Tour of Italy” - Italy, ISPRA. Francesca Lugeri has participated in the RAI TV programme which followed the “Tour of Italy” as an expert on the geology of the landscapes crossed during the Tour’s stages. The “Tour of Italy” was held from 4th to 26th of May 2013. During the time devoted to geology, 3D videos of the available geological maps were broadcasted. (see the text for the disclosure and the video related to Pescara - a SECOA case study).

24/09/2013. Ostia. The meeting was organised in order to discuss the preparation of the November RURE Conference. End user and stakeholder involved: Rome Municipality (local authoritues) and MAR (NGO)

BELGIUM

Free University of Brussels organized two relevant meetings with end users (local authorities of Oostende and Brugge) that took place at the beginning of the project (January and April 2010). There was also interaction with several other end users via email and telephone, mainly in relation to their contribution to the data collection and verification proces.

Date and Place

Belgian End user involved

Content and outcome of the meeting

27 Jan 2010

Brugge

Brugge Municipality Authority

To prepare the Brugge case a visit was paid to the urban department for the environment (“Dienst Leefmilieu”) on 27th January 2010. The meeting with the head of department (Dr. P. Van Acker) allowed to overview the issues of conflict in Brugge/Zeebrugge and to discuss the nature of the available data. The meeting in Brugge allowed to:

-      Contribute to and specify the content of the contribution within SECOA framework,

-      Define how to proceed with the collection of data. A first step in this process is to guarantee the support of the city authorities (“College van Burgemeester en Schepenen”). A letter addressing this matter was send meanwhile.

11 June 2010

Oostende

Oostende Municipality Authority

To prepare the Brugge case a visit was paid to the urban department for the environment (“Dienst Leefmilieu”) on 11th June 2010. The meeting allowed to:

-      Re-define collaboration needs with the Municipality of Oostende in term of data collection and dissemination of results.

-      Confirm the commitment of the local authority in the project

19 November 2010

Oostende

VLIZ (Flanders Marine Institute)

West-Flanders Gov.

SECOA End-users Session was organized in Oostende that allowed end-users from different participating countries to come and share their experience with SECOA.

30 June 2011

Brussels

AfdelingKust (Coastal Devision) of the Flemish Gov.

A meeting with Ms. Tine Martens, a representative from AfdelingKust was organized at the VUB office on 30th June 2010. The aim of the meeting was to exchange experience in coastal studies, especially on the Integrated Coastal Safety Plan - GKVP 2050, which AfdelingKust has been studying since 2004. The meeting allowed to exchange the information between SECOA and GKVP2050 to find common ground and interests.

14 September 2011

Brussels

VITO (Flemish Technological Research Insitute)

On 14 September 2011, a meeting with Dr. Engels from VITO on the topic of combining land-use change modeling and land-use conflict analysis and mapping. The meeting aimed to find possible research collaboration between SECOA/VUB and VITO.

28 November - 2 December 2011

Jerusalem
AfdelingKust
 
Ms. Tine Martens participated in the SECOA Meeting and End-
Users Forum in Jerusalem. After the meeting, many comments
were given to complete the Belgian report on Flood Risk
(WP1). In addition, more data were made available for this
report as well as the report on Institutional Vulnerability (WP1)
 
 
March 2012 - April 2012

Various

In preparation for WP7 with intensive contribution from end-users and stakeholders, numerous communication (emails and telephones) with various parties was done, filling them in with information on the progress of SECOA as well as the planned stakeholder workshop.

9 May 2012 International Master Students

Dr. Ahmed Khan and Mrs, Le has conducted a master class with international master students with the theme “Sustainable world cities. Exchanging ideas on urban environments around the globe” in collaboration with a researcher from Latitude Platform for Urban Research and Design.

1 August 2012 Department RWO - Afdeling Ruimtelijke Planning

A meeting with Mrs. C. Geldof has been organized to discuss the project as well as other projects organized by RWO in the Belgian Coastal Area. Mrs. Geldof has raised many critical points, as to how SECOA can integrate better marine planning into its research. Mrs. Geldof also promises to collaborate further in providing planning perspective and administration’s points of view in to future work of SECOA.

21 September 2012

Brussels
Various

End-users and stakeholders have been invited to participate in the first Stakeholder Workshop in Brussels. The results of SECOA until this point have been discussed. A detail report on this event is available.

28 February 2013

Brussels

RuimVlanderen
AfdelingKust

Discussion with key stakeholders on the organization of the 2nd stakeholder workshop and preparation for the Final Conference.

6 May 2013

End users: Stad Brugge , Afdeling Kust, RuimVlanderen. Stakeholders: Stad Brugge, Afdeling Bovenschelde, Afdeling Kust, ICZM Coordinatie Punt [Coordination Centre], RuimVlanderen, Université Libre de Bruxelles

The objective of the workshop was to discuss and take on board the experiences of relevant stakeholders and end-users related to environmental conflicts and resource management and sustainable development, and valuable insights and reflections on related policy issues in the Belgian coastal environment. The 2nd workshop focused specifically on policy issues and options related to the ‘integrated coastal safety plan 2050’ [GKVP-2050]. The aim of the workshop was to enable all the participants to actively and independently express their experiences and viewpoints; and be part of a collective effort to come to joint conclusions within the frame of the workshop. The MCDA was carried out based on democratic votes of all people present (including SECOA’s staff).

UNITED KINGDOM

London Metropolitan University had an intensive interaction with local end users; meetings were basically devoted to set up the collaboration with end users and with a special emphasis on the local case studies, as well as to data exchange.

Date and Place

End user involved

Content and outcome of the meeting

6th July 2010 Botley

Wildlife Trust

Initial meeting to discuss coastal issues around Hampshire and WT’s involvement

12th October 2010  Botley

Wildlife Trust

Guided tour of the Farlington Marshes with discussion of possible agreement for fieldwork

7th July 2010 London Metropolitan University

Environment Agency, Thames Gateway

Initial meeting with EA staff responsible for Thames Gateway/Olympics region to outline SECOA project, end-user interest and knowledge/data exchange

13th August, 2010 Portsmouth

Environment Agency, Solent

Identification and discussion of current research and key policy priorities, and exploration of different forms of collaboration.

12 August 2010, London Metropolitan University

National Voice for Coastal Communities

Identification of research and policy priorities

1 September 2010, London Metropolitan University

National Voice for Coastal Communities

Discussion of over view of conflicts

4 November 2010, London Metropolitan University

National Voice for Coastal Communities

Discussion of detailed case studies of  conflict

7 December 2010, London Metropolitan University

National Voice for Coastal Communities

Further discussion of detailed case studies of conflict

7 September 2010, London Metropolitan University

Hampshire County Council Landscape & Regeneration

Meeting with County Council team responsible for urban heritage and regeneration.  Discussion on local/regional planning coordination and conflict sites (e.g. between HCC and EA)

23 November 2010 Portsmouth

Portsmouth City Council – Planning Policy

Meeting with Principal Planning Policy Officer re. Portsmouth case study, flood risk/land-use planning and potential conflict sites

July 2011 - May 2012 Royal Society for the Protection of Birds, Havant and Portsmouth City Council, Portsmouth Climate Action Network, North Solent Shoreline Management Plan Project Manager, Hampshire County Council, Natural England, Hampshire Wildlife Trust, Contribution community levy, Portsmouth Waters, Portsmouth City Council - Parks & Recreation Service, Friends of Langstone Harbour, Wildlife Trust, English Heritage, Portsmouth City Council - Parks Contract Supervisor; 15 meetings were held with stakeholders and end users to discuss shoreline management planning, techniques for engaging users and stakeholders, and strategies for land use conflict identification and management.
22 March 2012, Portsmouth Portsmouth City Council; Havant, Portsmouth &
Gosport Coastal Partnership; English Heritage; Hampshire and Isle of Wight Wildlife Trust; Solent Forum; Friends of Langstone Harbour; RSPB (The Royal Society for the Protection of Birds) and the University of Southampton

A focus group with stokeholders of Farlington Marshes was held in Portsmouth to gather their views on the potential impacts of managed retreat in the Farlington Marshes.

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10 May 2012, Farlington Marshes, Portsmouth Portsmouth City Council; Hampshire Wildlife Trust; Havant, Portsmouth &Gosport Coastal Partnership; Friends of Langstone Harbour Field visit to Farlington Marshes. Outcome visualisation of the conflicts between flood management, recreation and nature conservation; consolidation of knowledge about the conflict case study
17 April 2013, Environment Agency Offices, Romsey, Hampshire.

Hampshire and Isle of White Wildlife Trust, 
Portsmouth City Council. Stakeholders: Solent Forum Environment Group Members:
•    New Forest District Council
•    Chichester District Council
•    Chichester Harbour Conservancy
•    Environment Agency
•    Eastleigh Borough Council
•    EMU Environmental Consultants  Ltd
•    Fareham Borough Council
•    Hampshire County Council
•    Isle of White Council
•    Langstone Harbour
•    Natural England
•    New Forest Park Authority
•    National Oceanography Centre
•    National Trust
•    River Hamble Harbour Authority
•    Royal Society for the Protection of Birds
•    Southampton County Council
•    Solent Forum
•    Southern Inshore Fisheries and Conservation Authority
•    Sussex Inshore Fisheries and Conservation Authority
•    West Sussex County Council Natural Environment Group

Presentation to Meeting: “Recreational use of the Farlington Marshes and availability of open spaces”. Feedback to key stakeholder group – Solent Forum Environment Group  -  on conflicts in Farlington Marshes.  Solent Forum is the platform delivering Integrated Coastal Zone Management in the Solent sub-region of the South East. It operates at a strategic coastal management level, providing a network for closer working relationships, information dissemination and discussion of topical coastal issues. Outcome of the presentation is continuing dissemination of SECOA work and links with  a key UK case study stakeholder group in Portsmouth.
2 September 2013, University of Surrey, Guildford

National Voice for Coastal Communities

Meeting focused on WP7, about how to engage with and shape policies and conflicts.

ISRAEL

Hebrew University of Jerusalem involvement of Israeli end users in SECOA consisted so far mainly in consultancy and information provision. The Ministry of Environmental Protection end user provided GIS layers covering water quality, protected marine areas, limited access coastal zones (military areas), etc., as well as advice concerning the ICZM questionnaire. End users were also interviewed several times concerning WP4 (coastal conflicts), receiving their insights. Data was provided also be the research unit of the Society for the Protection of Nature in Israel.

Throughout the second period (June 2011 - November 2012), HUJI conducted a set of meetings with end users concerning the three case studies: The Haifa Port, the Netanya coastal cliffs, and the Palmachim Beach recreation village. Particularly in the case of Haifa we discussed possible options for conflict resolution and for overcoming barriers that lead to impasse in such efforts.
An end user workshop on the resolution of conflicts at the Haifa Bay, in an era of institutional fragmentation was planned for November 2012, and substituted by a set of interviews, summed up in a report, to be submitted to the coordinators of WP7. While meeting with about 10 stakeholders, the particular collaboration with the planner of Israel Ports Corporation – Michal Tuchler-Aharoni – should be emphasized. An end user workshop on integrative management of Israel's coastal environment is planned for February 2012.

PORTUGAL

Along with regular contacts with the Portuguese end users on an individual basis, either at a coordination level and by research topics as well (theme oriented contacts), IGOT also set a an institutional agenda to involve end users (through a case-study approach). Two meeting were conducted in order to: i) start/reinforce end users involvement; ii) promote the participation of other relevant local/regional stakeholders; iii) foster dissemination of the project objectives and results (on a national/partner and international/network basis). Moreover, the following meetings took place:

1. with Funchal/Madeira end users and other stakeholders on 14th June 2010;
2. with Algarve end users and other stakeholders on 30th July 2010;
3. Due to geographical proximity, meetings with end users from the Lisbon Metropolitan Area case-study were done in an informal format.

During the second period (June 2011-November 2012) the following activities were organised:

1.    On March 30th, 2012, a dissemination meeting was held in Funchal, to promote the dissemination of the SECOA project, to mobilize local stakeholders and end-users for the current and upcoming project tasks. This half-day session was held in the Funchal Town Hall with the participation of several public and private entities as well as the local community and their representatives. The Mayor of Funchal opened the session with a welcome speech, followed by interventions from both the SECOA scientific coordinator – Prof. Armando Montanari – and the Portuguese national coordinator – Prof. José Manuel Simões. The session also included two more scientific oriented presentations, one from one of the Portuguese SECOA researchers - Prof. Raimundo Quintal – on the “Natural and Anthropic Dynamics of the Funchal Bay”; the final presentation was made by the city mayor, on the Funchal coastal zone management. A discussion with the audience was then followed.
2.    On 28th of September 2012 a focus group with stakeholders of Eastern Algarve case study (namely about Ria Formosa barrier islands) was held in Albufeira. The participants were: Administration of Hydrographic Region of the Algarve (ARH Algarve); Algarve Fishing Producers Organization (Olhãopesca); Coastal Action Group of the Eastern Algarve (GAC-Sotavento Algarve); Institute for Nature Conservation and Forestry (ICNF) - Natural Park of Ria Formosa (PNRF); Municipality of Albufeira; National Authority of Civil Protection (ANPC) - Control District of Assistance Operations of Faro (CDOS-Faro); National Maritime Authority - Command of the South Maritime Area; Parque EXPO – Society Polis Litoral Ria Formosa; Regional Department of Agriculture and Fisheries of the Algarve (DRAP-Algarve); Regional Development and Coordinating Commission of the Algarve (CCDR Algarve); Tourism of Algarve (See the press article: page 14)
3.    On 19th of November 2012 a focus group with stakeholders of Funchal urban area case study was held in Funchal. The participants were: Captaincy of the Port of Funchal; Local Command of Maritime Police; Madeira University; Municipality of Funchal; Naval Club of Funchal; Ports Administration of the Autonomous Region of Madeira; Regional Civil Protection Service; Regional Directorate for Planning and Environment; Regional Secretariat of Culture, Tourism and Transport.4.    There was also regular interaction with end users during the reporting period, via email and telephone, mainly in relation to their contribution for WP7 and WP8.5.    Several contacts were made to bring other end users to the project. Some original end users (assigned at the beginning of the project) failed to participate, due basically to several institutional restructuring at a national and regional administrative level. Those efforts were successful and a further institution was recently added to the list of national end users: the Directorate General for Maritime Policy (DGPM). It will be possible to have them participate in the last SECOA project meeting held in Mumbai (December, 2012).

During the third period (December 2012 -November 2013) the following activities were organised:

1.  On 21st of January 2013 a workshop was held with end-users and stakeholders from the Lisbon Metropolitan area case-study in order to discuss SECOA methods and results with a WP7 and WP8 approach. The participants were:  Autoridade Portuária de Lisboa (APL) and Direcção Geral da Política do Mar (end users); Instituto Portuário e dos Transportes Marítimos (IPTM), Instituto Hidrográfico, Câmara Municipal de Loures, Câmara Municipal de Oeiras / Direcção Municipal de Planeamento, Urbanismo e Habitação, Laboratório Nacional de Engenharia Civil / Departamento de Hidráulica e Ambiente | Núcleo de Estuários e Zonas Costeiras (LNEC), Faculdade de Ciências e Tecnologia da Universidade Nova de Lisboa (DCEA), Autoridade Marítima Nacional – Capitania do Porto de Lisboa, Autoridade Nacional de Protecção Civil / Comando Distrital de Operações de Socorro de Lisboa and ISCTE, DINÂMIA’CET – IUL, Centro de Estudos sobre a Mudança Socioeconómica e o Território (stakeholders).
2. On 16th of April 2013 a meeting was held with the end users in order to involve them in the projects tasks, namely WP8 - Scenario Building.
3. On 18 June 2013 at the University of Lisbon a roundtable discussion was held on the subject “Visions and pathways” incorporated in the International Conference: Human Mobility and Urban Growth in Coastal Areas: conflict mitigation and spatial resilience. End users involved: Algarve Regional Development Commission; Municipality of Albufeira, Directorate General for Marine Policy, Municipality of Funchal and Lisbon Port Authority. Stakeholders involved: Municipality of Almada and University Nova of Lisbon.
4. On 21 June 2013 a field trip with SECOA partners to Lisbon Metropolitan area was organized. End users and stakeholders involved: Lisbon Port Authority, Municipality of Almada and University Nova of Lisbon.
5. On 22-24 June 2013 a field trip to the Eastern Algarve (PT SECOA case study) was organised. The trip included a visit to Albufeira coastal area and to the Ria Formosa natural park. End users involved: Municipality of Albufeira and Algarve Regional Development Commission.
6. On 26 July 2013 a meeting with local population, port supporters and environmental groups was held at the University of Lisbon in order to evaluate different management options and actions in coastal areas under the cover of different development scenarios, identify and describe the policy options and the evaluation scenarios, and jointly identify and structure the MCDA criteria.
7. On 29 July 2013 a meeting with local population, port supporters and environmental groups was held at the University of Lisbon in order to evaluate different management options and actions in coastal areas under the cover of different development scenarios, using the M-MACBETH software to support the tasks of evaluating the scenarios-options combinations and further identification of the best option(s) for the study area.

SWEDEN

University of Gothenbug's principal end users are the regional (county) administrations of the two study areas ((1) Scania and (2) Västra Götaland) and the two city administrations of (3) Gothenburg and (4) Malmö. These are also the end users involved in international contacts and cooperation within SECOA. Beyond that the are a series of further end users with whom to cooperate: these include further municipalities in the metropolitan areas  - in the study area Gothenburg the municipalities (5) Kungälv and (6) Kungsbacka; in the Malmö area the municipalities (7) Lomma and (8) Vellinge). As the municipal administrations of Gothenburg include many specialized departments we have furthermore temporary contacts (for specific WPs or research tasks) with many departments (for environment, planning, etc.). Contacts with nongovernmental organizations are built up so far with the Swedish Association for Nature Protection. With the ongoing research and more results published we come in contact with more end users and multipliers which we cannot exclude from the communication although they are not on the original list of end users.

One important among these with whom already contact and cooperation is established is the centre of excellence “MISTRA Urban Futures” in Gothenburg (see below) which will give synergetic effects because of SECOA and this one complete each other and reinforce the cooperation with Gothenburg municipality. A similar “multiplier” for the Malmö study area has not yet been found (but it may become a coastal project at Lund University, located close to Malmö). Formal meetings with end users: in 2010 we had start up meetings (with the whole team) in each of the following principal end user institutions: regional and city administration in Gothenburg and regional and city administration in Malmö (May/June 2010).

During that time we had also a meeting with the city administration of Kungälv. In 2011 we had one follow-up meeting in Gothenburg (with the municipal administration) and in Malmö (with the municipalities Malmö and Vellinge). Formal contacts with end users for the review of SECOA reports: also more formal contacts with end users in fall 2010 and spring 2011 were for the review of SECOA-reports from the different work packages: the reports have been mailed to the 4 principal end user institutions mentioned above – the feedback happened mainly through email and telephone contacts (in some case also individual meetings with experts for discussion). End user contacts (main end users) during research work: In fall 2010 and spring 2011 we had many contacts of individual SECOA-researchers and for different work packages in both study areas Gothenburg and Malmö – not just for reasons of data collection or interviews, but often the discussion about use of SECOA results came up. The number of these contacts can hardly be counted exactly – they include different forms of individual visits, telephone and email communication, interviews and talks.

It is through these contacts that the end-user network is built up and where the important contacts are established: with the key persons within the institutions that work with SECOA-themes: the informants, specialists and experts for SECOA-themes that are important for communication of research and cooperation. Every one of the main researchers has meanwhile many dozens of individual contacts with key actors, contacts which continue in future. Contacts with additional end users and “multipliers”: In fall 2010 and spring 2011 researchers from the Swedish team participated in several workshops and meetings with the (1) “MISTRA urban Futures” project  (Chalmers Technical University at Gothenburg; one SECOA researcher is also participating in this project) involved in sustainable urban development research and planning in the Gothenburg area (in cooperation with Gothenburg municipality) and (2) the project “Complex societal problems” at Gothenburg University.  These contacts are useful because here multiplier effects and transfer of knowledge happen through networks that include researchers and administrative institutions.

List of meetings:

March 2011 – June 2011, Gothenburg and Malmö study area: 6 meetings to plan cooperation with end users in the Gothenburg and Malmö study area.
Ens users involved: Gothenburg City, Malmö City, Vellinge municipality, Kungälv municipality, County Administrative Board Västra Götaland, County Administrative Board Scania.
Discussion of research goals and plans of Secoa
Discussion of forms of cooperation during the project
Exchange of available data and research information relevant for Secoa
Outcome: Agreed upon that cooperation should be focused on results of Secoa (intensive communication in the final phase)

January 2011 – November 2012, Gothenburg and Malmö study area: Distribution and discussion of WP 1-4 reports/deliverables with end users (discussion of reports in personal meetings in Gothenburg or Malmö, or in telephhone calls)
Ens users involved: Gothenburg City, Malmö City, Vellinge municipality, Kungälv municipality, County Administrative Board Västra Götaland, County Administrative Board Scania
Stakeholders involved: Beyond the representatives of city and county administrations also: members of different administrative departments (urban development, planning, environment/nature protection, traffic, tourism)
Discussion and consensus about reports/deliverables from Secoa

January 2011-October 2012, Gothenburg and Malmö study area: Individual contacts with end user representatives (all researchers in the Swedish team) for interviews and exchange of experience
End users involved: Gothenburg City, Malmö City, Vellinge municipality, Kungälv municipality, County Administrative Board Västra Götaland, County Administrative Board Scania
Stakeholders involved: Beyond the representatives of city and county administrations also: members of different administrative departments (planning, environment/nature protection, traffic, tourism)
Different purposes: field research, discussion of relevant problems for Secoa-research, exchange of experience with coastal managers and stakeholders

INDIA

University of Pune organised:

4 meetings with officials of Mumbai Metropolitan Region Development Authority (MMRDA);
2 meetings with officials of Chennai Metropolitan Development Authority (CMDA).

Date and Place

End user involved

Content and outcome of the meeting

Mumbai Metropolitan Region (MMR), India

10 March 2010

MMRDA

Discussion with the Metropolitan Commissioner about the project and its scope and requirments. The Commissioner promised to provide all the available information collected by its various departments.

23 March 2010

MMRDA

Interaction and data collection regarding, basic administrative map of MMR, existing and proposed land use maps, information about the transport survey conducted on behalf of MMR, Mithii river proposal, and the Regional Development Plan, etc.

22 June 2010

MMRDA & BMMC

Visit to the various departments MMRDA & BMMC  to collect information about 1991 and 2011 census data for MMR

7 April 2010

MMRDA

Interaction and discussions with officials of MMRDA regarding the demographic and soci-economic information.

9 May  2011

MMRDA

Discussion on Flooded area mapping by MMRDA. The maps are reports of flooding in 2005 were provided by the concern department of MMRDA.

9-10 February 2013

Indian Institute of Environmental Medicine, Mumbai

Shared the results of WP6 and WP7 reports prepared by UNIROMA & UGOT teams respectively.
Discussed about the report stakeholders workshop held in Mumbai in October 2013.

Chennai Metropolitan Region (CMR), India

17 March 2010

CMDA

Visit to CMDA. Discussions with officials about the project and its scope and requirments.  The CMDA provided all the basic adminstrative maps and information about the Development Plans. All the other information is available on CMDA website.

9 August 2010

CMDA

Interaction and data collection regarding, existing and proposed land use maps, information about the demographic, industries, workers etc.

8-9 April 11

IRS/CMDA

Discussions with the officials of Institute of Remote  (IRS) Sensing, Anna University and officials of CMDA regarding flooded area in Chennai Metropolitan Region. The map of area flooded during 2005 was provided by IRS.

During the second period (June 2011 - November 2012) three meetings with end users in Mumbai (MMRDA, BMC, Forest Department and different NGOs) and two meeting with end users in Chennai (CMDA, CMC, Forest Department and NGOs) took place. The primary objective of these meetings was to acquire information and data about the flood hazards, and other environmental issues in connection with WP1 to WP7. In addition to this the end users were also contacted via email and telephone, mainly in relation to their contribution for WP5 to WP7.
On 3rd October 2012 many end-users/stakeholders participated in the First Workshop held in Mumbai;

VIETNAM

The Institute of Marine Environment and Resources representatives organised the following activites:

1 - A Meeting with the Vice Director of Viet Nam Agency of Sea and Islands (VASI) on 29 Sept. 2010;
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A Meeting with the Director of Administration of Nha Trang Port in July 2010. Information about the SECOA were provided to the People’s Committee, the Department of Science and Technology, the Department of Natural Resources and Environment and the Department of Plan and Investment.

Moreover, representatives of local authorities (from Department of Science and Technology, Department of Natural Resources and Environment, Administration of Hai Phong Port, Department. of Agriculture and Rural Development) were invited to the capacity building meeting held in Hai Phong on June 23rd, 2010 where IMER made a presentation of SECOA.

Activities organized during the second period (June 2011-November 2012):

1.    Sending SECOA project ‘s outputs to the Viet Nam Agency of Sea and Islands (VASI) of the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment of Vietnam in order to receive comments on the Handbook “Knowledge and action synthesis for urban resource management;
2.    In Hai Phong city, local authorities (from Department of Science and Technology, Dept. of Natural Resources and Environment, Administration of Hai Phong Port, Dept. of Agriculture and Rural Development, Division of Administration of Seas and Islands of Hai Phong, Hai Phong People’s Council) were provided with some project’s results (from WP1 – 4) and asked to give comments on the Handbook “Knowledge and action synthesis for urban resource management;
3.    In Nha Trang, IMER team had meetings with Nha Trang People’s Committee, Administration of Nha Trang Port, Dept. of Agriculture and Rural Development, Department of Science and Technology, Nha Trang Institute of Oceanography, Nha Trang Institute of Oceanography; the team gave information about the SECOA project, some project’s deliverable and asked for comments on the Handbook “Knowledge and action synthesis for urban resource management;
4.    Inviting and selecting people to be involved as end user network of the project. They are people from Department of Science and Technology of Khanh Hoa Province; Viet Nam Administration of Seas and Islands; Division of Administration of Seas and Islands of Hai Phong.