WP 8

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Work package number 8 Type of activity COORD
Work package title

Outreach and Training

Start month 1 End month 48
Lead partner 12

Objectives

WP8 – Outreach and Training

  • To engage with, educate, and inform public, scientific and policy user groups
  • To develop an informative and interactive suite of complimentary tools that educates and engages public, scientific and policy user groups and maximise engagement with end users.
  • To produce educational and informational resources that deliver knowledge to end user groups
  • To deliver a series of training opportunities that informs, educates and promotes best practices to professional users of hardware, data and data products

Description of work and role of partners

Description of work

Task 8.1 FixO3 website design, development and maintenance

BLIT (Lead); NERC

  • Develop a FixO3 web holding page with basic project information
  • Project website design and specification
  • Website development
  • Publicise and monitor access to TNA and SA services via the website (in collaboration with WPs 4, 9 and 10)
  • Initial content preparation
  • Initial content loading
  • Testing
  • Launch the FixO3 project website
  • Provide training on use of website to other interested partners as required
  • Ongoing uploading of website content provided by partners and developed in 8.2, 8.5, 8.6 and 8.7

Task 8.2 Targeted presentation of project outputs and “knowledge” to scientists, policy makers, industry and the general public for presentation on the website and design of a series of high impact visual outputs

UAzores (Lead); UiB, NERC, BLIT

  • Preparation of FixO3 website content specifically targeted at end user groups
  • Define 6 key concepts relating to FixO3 and open ocean observatories to present in a series of high impact visual outputs e.g. short video, posters and other graphics
  • Design and develop the visual outputs
  • Identify several key locations to display the visual outputs for maximum impact e.g. public aquariums, conferences and exhibitions and universities
  • Present the visual outputs on the website, at the identified key locations and integrate into Social Media campaign for maximum exposure
  • Produce yearly newsletters for distribution to FixO3 consortium members, advisory board, stakeholders and posted on the Project website for online dissemination.

Task 8.3 Development and implementation of visual data products into the FixO3 website

BLIT (Lead),

  • Develop a platform to display the EuroSITES, ESONET and CARBOOCEAN open ocean fixed-point data and a set of prioritised interventive data e.g. data from sediment core sample, bongo nets etc. These data will be available for all or selected (where necessary) end-users via the FixO3 website.
  • Design and develop visual products for open ocean fixed-point data that promote knowledge and project outputs. Data products will include maps and graphs and will be publically available (where appropriate) via the FixO3 website.

Task 8.4 Develop and operate a Social Media campaign utilising a variety of platforms (e.g. Facebook, Twitter) and integrate into the website

BLIT (Lead)

  • Design Social Media campaign to promote the FixO3 project and website to end users • Implement Social Media campaign
  • Monitor success of Social Media campaign in maximising engagement with end users

Task 8.5 Organisation of training for less experienced users of hardware

OGS (Lead)

A three-day training course will be organised for existing and novel instruments mainly focusing on biochemical measurements on carbonate species, sensors for ocean acidification, fluorometers, and automatic nitrate measurements. The course will accommodate 15 delegates and serve to promote and disseminate the FixO3 label to a wider group of responsible engaged in meteo-marine observation.

The training will target less experienced users of hardware from various countries but also will engage participants from outside the FixO3 partnership and non-EU partners. The training will focus on all steps of the use of the instruments from the calibration process and its set up to the downloading phase and data conversion process.

Course materials will be available via the FixO3 website for wider uptake and remote learning.

Task 8.6 Organisation of training for less experienced users of data

UniHB (Lead)

A two-day workshop will be organised, comprising a mixture of lectures and hands-on sessions. The topics addressed will be:

  1. The use of existing European marine data infrastructures to obtain data (e.g. SeaDataNet, EMODNet, MyOcean, PANGAEA, EurOBIS, ICES)(COPERNICUS from 2014),
  2. The importance of metadata and property rights,
  3. The use of key online and stand-alone tools/software to help aggregate, harmonise and transformation (e.g. WoRMS, ODV, Matlab, R packages, Excel).

Guest lecturers, including data managers and bioinformaticians, will offer close training to 20 participants, preferably PhD students, and early career scientists.

Course materials will be available via the FixO3 website for wider uptake.

Task 8.7 Organisation of training for less experienced users of data products

NIOZ (Lead)

A two-day training course on aspects of acquisition, validation and quality control, and access to interventive (biodiversity) data. The course will accommodate 20 participants and will target professional users of FixO3 data from fixed-points observations with less experience in interventive data. Part of the training will focus on integrating physical and biodiversity data for data products that may be required to meet policy needs e.g. GES descriptors.

Course materials and an evaluation of the course content and delivery by organisers and participants will be published on the FixO3 website.

Person months per participant

Participant number Participant short name Person-month per participant
1 NERC 8.00
2 OGS 3.50
4 UniHB 1.00
5 UiB 0.50
12 BLIT 14.00
23 UPC 1.00
28 NIOZ 1.00
29 IMAR 6.00
TOTAL 35.00

List of deliverables

Deliverable Number Deliverable Title Lead beneficiary number Estimated indicative person- months Nature Dissemination level Delivery date
D8.1

Project holding page

12 0.20 O PU 1
D8.2

Design and Launch FixO3 website

12 10.00 O PU 8
D8.3

First 3 high impact visual outputs conveying 3 key concepts relating to FixO3 and open ocean observatories

29 4.50 O PU 23
D8.4 Final 3 high impact visual outputs conveying 3 key concepts relating to FixO3 and open ocean observatories 29 4.80 O PU 35
D8.5 Year 1 Project Newsletter 1 1.00 O PU 13
D8.6 Year 2 Project Newsletter 1 1.00 O PU 25
D8.7

Year 3 Project Newsletter

1 1.00 O PU 37
D8.8 Year 4 Project Newsletter 1 1.00 O PU 48
D8.9 Launch of visual data products section of the FixO3 website 12 4.00 O PU 15
D8.10 A 3-day training course on the instrument, set up, programming, data download, data conversion for less experienced users of hardware 2 3.50 O PP 25
D8.11  A 2-day workshop on the uses of existing data infrastructures, importance and metadata and property rights and uses of key online and stand alone software and tools for less experienced users of data 4 1.00 O PP 20
D8.12 A full two day training course on acquisition, validation and quality control and access to interventive (biodiversity) data for less experienced users of data products 28 1.00 O PP 35
TOTAL 33.00

Description of deliverables

D8.1) Project holding page: Launch of FixO3 web holding page [month 1]

D8.2) Design and Launch FixO3 website: Design and launch of the FixO3 website including the link to TNA access calls and SA access [month 8]

D8.3) First 3 high impact visual outputs conveying 3 key concepts relating to FixO3 and open ocean observatories: First 3 high impact visual outputs conveying 3 key concepts relating to FixO3 and open ocean observatories [month 23]

D8.4) Final 3 high impact visual outputs conveying 3 key concepts relating to FixO3 and open ocean observatories: Final 3 high impact visual outputs conveying 3 key concepts relating to FixO3 and open ocean observatories [month 35]

D8.5) Year 1 Project Newsletter: Year 1 Project Newsletter [month 13]

D8.6) Year 2 Project Newsletter: Year 2 Project Newsletter [month 25]

D8.7) Year 3 Project Newsletter: Year 3 Project Newsletter [month 37]

D8.8) Year 4 Project Newsletter: Year 4 Project Newsletter [month 48]

D8.9) Launch of visual data products section of the FixO3 website: Launch of visual data products section of the FixO3 website [month 15]

D8.10) A 3-day training course on the instrument, set up, programming, data download, data conversion for less experienced users of hardware: A 3-day training course on the instrument, set up, programming, data download, data conversion for less experienced users of hardware [month 25]

D8.11) A 2-day workshop on the uses of existing data infrastructures, importance and metadata and property rights and uses of key online and stand alone software and tools for less experienced users of data: A 2-day workshop on the uses of existing data infrastructures, importance and metadata and property rights and uses of key online and stand alone software and tools for less experienced users of data [month 20]

D8.12) A full two day training course on acquisition, validation and quality control and access to interventive (biodiversity) data for less experienced users of data products: A full two day training course on acquisition, validation and quality control and access to interventive (biodiversity) data for less experienced users of data products [month 35]

Schedule of relevant milestones

Milestone number Milestone name Lead beneficiary number Delivery date from Annex I Comments
MS2

FixO3 website Official launch

12 8

FixO3 website active with content.

MS17

Training Achieved: Collated course materials from 3 FixO3 training workshops

12 40 Collated course materials and information on training workshops available on FixO3 website