Representatives of projects and platforms, data providers and oceanography experts addressing marine monitoring in the Mediterranean basin will meet on October 25, 2017 for a special stakeholders meeting organised by the EU-funded ODYSSEA Project.
The workshop will focus on transforming Mediterranean Sea data into innovative information services. The event, which will be hosted by ODYSSEA partner, Sapienza University of Rome, will be dedicated to exploring opportunities for the different projects and institutions to work together and mutually leverage outputs.
Key participants will represent the BlueMed Project (headed by IT platform coordinator Elena Ciappi), the Italian Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche (CNR), EuroGOOS (Secretary-General Dr. Glenn Nolan), MedGOOS (Prof. Aldo Drago) and other oceanographic research institutes from European and North African countries around the Mediterranean.
“We view collaboration with various stakeholders and key players from other projects and research institutions as an important part of the ODYSSEA Project,” said Prof. Georgios Sylaios from Democritus University of Thrace in Greece, who coordinates ODYSSEA.
“The Stakeholder Workshop is aimed at promoting partnerships with platform providers and EU-funded projects, creating synergies among participants and optimizing the research activities of organisations dealing with similar topics.”
The meeting will open with presentations by ODYSSEA partners and will be followed by a roundtable discussion, which will address, among others, the following questions:
- Which synergies among participants can be pinpointed and proposed?
- What activities will create networks among projects?
- How can we, together, capitalise accessibility, impact and sustainability of project results and avoid effort duplication?
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