WP1 – Project management and dissemination

Responsible: Fabio Grati ISMAR-CNR, Italy

Objectives:

• to coordinate internal and external ECOAST activities including the organisation of the Steering Committee meetings;

• to synthesize and disseminate major project findings;

• to organise an international workshop on practical experiences of spatial planning with fisheries and aquaculture.

WP1 includes project coordination and administration, arranging meetings, budget control, consolidated periodic reports, and monitoring project progress in accordance with specified milestones and time schedule. The coordinator chairs the Steering Committee with the WP leaders. Steering committee meetings will be organized on a bi-annual basis by the coordinator and once a year will coincide with the general assembly meeting. All periodic reports and their annexes will be written with input from all participants.

ECOAST objectives will be addressed to various extents in the seven CSs through work of WP2, WP3, WP4, WP5 and WP6. WP1 will lead dissemination activities including the synthesis of major projects findings in relevant (peer reviewed) journals. An international workshop on practical experiences of spatial planning with fisheries and aquaculture will be organised.