Kick-Off meeting

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MONARCH-A Kick-Off Meeting, 18-19 March 2010

Nansen Environmental and Remote Sensing Center, Thormøhlensgate 47, Bergen, Norway

AGENDA:

Thursday 18 March (09:00-17:00)

Introductory Session

1. Opening and Welcome (NERSC)

2. Practical Information (NERSC)

3. Round-table presentation (all)

4. Information from the Project Officer (EC)

5. MONARCH-A Project Overview (NERSC)

Work Package Sessions

6. WP1 Changes in Terrestrial carbon and water fluxes (USFD)

  • Overall objective and methodology
  • Description of key tasks
  • Work for next 6 months
  • Work towards the first deliverables

7. WP2 Changes in Sea Level and Ocean Circulation (UHAM)

  • Overall objective and methodology
  • Description of key tasks
  • Work for next 6 months
  • Work towards the first deliverables

8. WP3 Changes in the marine carbon cycle (UiB)

  • Overall objective and methodology
  • Description of key tasks
  • Work for next 6 months
  • Work towards the first deliverables

9. WP4 Synthesis and interaction with the scientific community (NERSC)

  • Overall objective and methodology
  • Description of key tasks
  • Work for next 6 months
  • Work towards the first deliverables

Coffee breaks and lunch to be announced.  Dinner to be announced.

 

Friday 19 March (09:00-15:00)

Dissemination and Exploitation Session

12. Dissemination and Exploitation (NERSC)

  • Overall objective and methodology
  • Outline of planned work and contracted deliverables
  • First version of the public web site
  • Other dissemination activities (planned, suitable conferences, etc.)
  • Work for next 6 months

Data needs and Access

13. Availabilities and Agreements (NERSC)

  • Work for next 6 months
  • Work towards first deliverables

Project Management Session

13. Project Management (NERSC)

  • Formal reporting: Progress report; cost reporting; S&T deliverables; templates
  • Informal contact: Teleconferences, individual ‘meets’, e-mail, internal web site
  • Advisory Board
  • Quality Control procedures
  • Work for next 6 months
  • Work towards first deliverables

14. Consortium Agreement (all)

Closing Session

15. AOB

16. Review of Action Items

17. Next Meeting (determine dates and location)

18. Meeting Closure