FixO3 Network Project General Assembly 2015 & Technical Review


FixO3 Network Project
General Assembly 2015 & Technical Review

12-14 October 2015
Thon Hotel Brussels City Centre
Brussels, Belgium

This year’s project annual meeting was held in the capital of Europe Brussels as it included a mid-term review by an external reviewer on behalf of the European Commission. 55 delegates from 15 countries joined the meeting at the Thon Hotel Brussels City Centre to touch base on the status of the project at half way and discuss the work left and the project legacy.

The meeting included six workshops as well as meetings of both the project’s Steering Committee and Advisory Board.

Thanks very much to all the participants, the session Chairs and the speakers for their important contribution as well as to the reviewer and the EC’s officer for their valuable feedback on the project.

See you all at the next General Assembly (Gran Canaria, September 2016)!

FixO3 General Assambly 2015 group photo

FixO3 General Assambly 2015 group photo


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The DEADLINE for registration is the 18 September 2015.

Aim of the meeting

FixO3 Second Consortium Meeting (General Assembly 2015) is an opportunity for project participants and stakeholders to catch up on the project activities and accomplishments during the first two years and to plan the work ahead. All work packages will provide updates on their work and the project Steering Committee and the Advisory Board will meet in separate meetings. A mid-term review will take place on the 13 October, when an external reviewer will appraise the project on behalf of the European Commission. All project beneficiaries must be represented in this occasion.

NOTES on the agenda

  • All sessions of the General Assembly (GA 2015) are optional for the participants
  • Review meeting (REV) sessions are mandatory: at least one representative for each partner MUST attend
  • The workshops’ chairs are in charge of organizing and holding the workshops, including: outline specific questions that should drive the discussion; summarize the workshop’s conclusions; make sure that all WP involved are represented and actively participating.
  • The Advisory Board is invited to participate in all sessions of the GA 2015. However only one representative of the Board can attend the REV.
  • WP leaders need to prepare a 10-min presentation of their WP for the review. This has to include: (1) a review of the work done in the WP and (2) main results in comparison of the original DoW; an (3) overview of dissemination activities (conferences, publications, etc.); and an (4) overview of collaborations with the other WPs.


12 October 2015 – FixO3 General Assembly

Time Session Chairs
8:30 – 9:00 Welcome coffee
9:00 – 9:30 Registration Luisa CristiniSofia Alexiou
9:30 – 10:00 Welcome Richard Lampitt
10:00 – 10:30 Status of the project and project review Luisa Cristini
10:30 – 11:00 Coffee break
11:00 – 12:30 Workshop 1: Networking, collaboration & project legacyIncl. presentations by Kate Moran (ONC) and Yoshiyuki Kaneda (Nagoya U./Jamstec) Peter Haugan, Jerome Blandin, Truls Johannessen, Paolo Favali, Laura Beranzoli
12:30 – 13:30 Lunch
13:30 – 15:00 Workshop 2: Dissemination, outreach & impact Luisa Cristini, Simon Keeble, Nick O’Neill
15:00 – 15:30 Coffee break
15:30 – 17:00 Workshop 3: Infrastructure harmonization & development Vanessa Cardin, George Petihakis, Ute Schuster, Jean-Francois Rolin
17:30 – 19:30 Steering Committee meeting (members only) Richard Lampitt

13 October 2015 – FixO3 Technical Review1

Time Item Presenter
8:30 – 9:00 Welcome coffee
9:00 – 9:15 INTRODUCTION
  • Welcome
  • Overall objectives of the project
  • Role of each partner

Project coordinator

9:15 – 11:15TECHNICAL REVIEW (1)Review of the work done to date with comparison to the original description of work, milestones and deliverablesWP leaders11:15 – 11:45Coffee break11:45 – 12:00TECHNICAL REVIEW (2)Summary of the main achievements to date and resultsProject coordinator12:00 – 12:30PLAN FOR USING/DISSEMINATING KNOWLEDGE Implementation of Results:

  • Actions undertaken to date
  • Market situation/prospects/policy framework
  • Exploitation/dissemination/valorisation actions
  • Management of knowledge/IPR
  • Technology implementation plan

Project coordinator12:30 – 13:00MANAGEMENT ASPECTS

  • Collaboration and interaction
  • Administrative and financial aspects with comparison of financial resources versus original planning

Project Coordinator13:00 – 13:30DESCRIPTION OF WORK REVIEW IMPLEMENTATION PLAN FOR NEXT PERIOD Detailed description of work for next periodProject Coordinator13:30 – 14:00PRELIMINARY CONCLUSIONS Discussion:

  • Quality assessment
  • Recommendations
  • Reporting

Project officer/Reviewer(s)14:00 – 15:00Lunch15:00 – 15:30Group photo16:00 – 19:00Cultural / Free time19:00Project dinner

1Sessions in CAPITAL letters are MANDATORY for all project partners.

14 October 2015 – FixO3 General Assembly

Time Session Chairs
8:30 – 9:00 Welcome coffee
9:30 – 10:30 Keynote lecture by Patrick Gorringe Richard Lampitt
10:30 – 11:00 Coffee break
11:00 – 12:30 Workshop 4: Data management & access Robert Huber, Andree Behnken, Simon Keeble, Richard Lampitt
12:30 – 13:30 Lunch
13:30 – 15:00 Workshop 5: Transnational access Eric Delory, Andres Cianca
15:00 – 15:30 Coffee break
15:30 – 17:00 Workshop 6: Service Activities Ingo Schewe, Catherine Audebert
17:00 – 17:30 Meeting wrap up Richard Lampitt, Luisa Cristini
18:00 – 19:30 Advisory Board meeting (members only) Richard Lampitt


Date(s) - 12/10/2015 - 14/10/2015
All Day

Thon Hotel Brussels City Centre

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