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					ENCORA KICK-OFF MEETING 2/3 February 2006 Rijkswaterstaat/RIKZ, The Hague Draft Minutes of meeting
2 February 2006 OPENING SESSION Attendance: Invited representatives of national and international coastal organisations ENCORA Advisory Board ENCORA Steering Committee ENCORA Coordination Offices  Words of welcome were given by the Director RIKZ (Ineke van der Hee) and the chairman of the Dutch Coastal Network NCK (Piet Hoekstra).  ENCORA Coordinator (Job Dronkers) gave a short introduction on „„Why we need ENCORA and how it will work‟  The ENCORA Theatre Company presented a Play in 4 Acts, to portray some important networking mechanisms  Invited officials of national and international organisations participated in a Panel and were interviewed on a number of issues, such as “What is most needed to make ENCORA a success?” NETWORK CAFÉ Attendance: Invited representatives of coastal administrations participated in an Informal discussion on matters of common interest, regarding Implementation of ICZM in Europe: Host: Richard Jorissen, deputy-director of RIKZ Short impression Main discussion topics were:  ICZM implementation;  Possible linkages with ENCORA. The EU recommendation on ICZM progress was discussed, especially the state of the art concerning the national strategy, which has to be submitted spring 2006. Lack of clear EU guidelines was mentioned and the huge differences occurring among coastal states. Sharing information between countries on progress will help to see where we stand. Participants agreed that the progress reports should be made broadly available among the ICZM community. Indicators (both the sustainability and process oriented indicators) were discussed, the process to define these indicators and the respective relevance at each administrative level. The complexity in understanding ICZM was mentioned and the wide range of sectors involved, having their own terminology and interpretation of these terms. Glossaries, catalogues and metadata were discussed, as every significant project establishes its own vocabulary. All together, little progress is made, although major efforts have been deployed. The topic centre on CDS (Catalogue of Data Sources) of the EEA has provided a multilingual glossary, which is operational since several years and has been used in different projects (some examples: CoastBase, Eurosion, Coastlearn, Copranet etc.). The EEA representative mentioned that this immense amount of available knowledge could be put into practice through ENCORA (for example by providing a multilingual ICZM glossary with explanations, translations and source references). This could safeguard the optimal usage of sources of knowledge by building further rather than starting over again. Setting up a European knowledge infrastructure, building on previous projects could be an interesting challenge for ENCORA.


A short discussion was held on risk management and the EU flood initiative/directive and on the differences in policies and responsibilities among the EU countries. The differences in flood risks, the hazards and impacts were also discussed.

WORKING SESSION 1 Attendance: (see annex 1) ENCORA Advisory Committee ENCORA Steering Committee ENCORA Coordination Offices Short presentations and statements by representatives of affiliated coastal networks 1. Andrzej Tublielewicz, (univ. Gdansk) President of Eurocoast Federation Proposed organising an ENCORA workshop during the Littoral conference in Gdansk (Sept. 2006). Raised the issue of coordinating ENCORA workshops with those of other networks. Gianmarco Giordani, Lagunet, network on Mediterranean coastal systems Main focus on lagoons and wetlands, important systems along the Italian coast. Lagunet is active mainly in Italy, France and Spain, with recent contact in the Baltic. Lagunet organises conferences on science-policy interaction, has a large contact database. Cooperation with ENCORA will enlarge interest and participation in both networks. Lagunet can benefit from the international component of ENCORA, coordination at the European level, in particular for dissemination of Lagunet results 2. Hans Dahlin, EuroGOOS EUROGOOS is an association of national government agencies in 17 European countries. The organisation is funded by its members to promote and coordinate operational oceanography (observations and forecasts). The focus is on improving marine services for different types of users. Expects many areas of cooperation and mutual support between EuroGoos and ENCORA. 3. Hartwig Kremer, Chairman LOICZ LOICZ is an international network of global change, under the umbrella of IGBP & HDP. First decade of LOICZ was focused on geochemical cycles and land-water interactions. Second decade is broader, more focus on human dimension, in particular vulnerability of coastal systems to hazards and humans. Many European institutions are already affiliated with LOICZ. 4. Giorgio Saoi, GISIG and ICCOPS, based in Italy GISIG: Focus on Geographic Information Systems for ICZM, nature conservation and water management. Organises conferences on these subjects, e.g. CoastGIS 2003, Oceans 21. GISIG provides support to INSPIRE (establishing an infrastructure for spatial information in the EC) and GMES (Global Monitoring for Environment and Security, EU and ESA), GISIG and ICCOPS (Landscape, Natural and Cultural Heritage Observatory) are closely related. These networks will contribute to the ENCORA thematic networks by sharing data and cooperate in capacity building and training. ENCORA can support GISIG and ICCOPS by strengthening participation from other European countries. 5. Alan Pickaver, represents COPRANET, an InterReg IIIc Project coordinated by EUCC. Partners are mostly municipalities and regional governments. Some of the 21 partners are also ENCORA members. COPRANET will end this year. Hopefully ENCORA can give a follow-up to the initiatives of COPRANET. Not represented: - EEA Topic Centre on Terrestrial Environment. The present Topic Centre finishes this year. A tender, open to new consortia, has just been issued.


- Corepoint will be represented in the Steering Group by Valerie Cummins, who will coordinate the Irish coastal network. Discussion on the role and functioning of the Advisory Committee The Advisory Committee has a double role. First: The Committee will provide important advice to ENCORA because of its experience with networking. Second: The Affiliated Networks can directly contribute to the ENCORA objectives by participating in the networking mechanisms. We also have to make sure ENCORA will not do what is already done by others. The Steering Committee should make clear how and on which topics the Advisory Committee could help ENCORA. The advisory role of the AC needs to be structured. It also needs to be clear how the affiliated networks will interact with ENCORA. Suggestion Hans Dahlin: attending an annual meeting is a good way for a member of the AC to stay up to date on the progress and give feedback. The AC cannot read all the reports produced by ENCORA. The Steering Committee should prepare a discussion paper with items on which the advice of the AC is needed. Suggestions of SC members: - advice of AC on how to cooperate in the Thematic networks. - list (names) of all partners of the Affiliated Networks would help to identify existing expertise. The discussion items listed in the Agenda have not been discussed separately. A more detailed proposal along these lines will be included in the draft paper Conclusions and agreements:  The AC will meet together with the SC, with a frequency of once a year. Additional meetings may be decided if necessary.  AC members. Will provide web links and a list of participant names of the Affiliated Networks (March 1).  ENCORA coordinator. Will circulate a draft paper on role and functioning of the AC to the SC and AC members (May 1). This draft paper will specify: - procedure of deliberation - documents on which the AC will be asked to reflect, - how can the Affiliated Networks contribute to objectives of ENCORA, - how can ENCORA contribute to the objectives of the Affiliated Networks.  AC and SC members. Comment on this draft paper. WORKING SESSION 2 Attendance: ENCORA Steering Committee ENCORA Coordination Offices Work Package 2, coordinator Panayotis Prinos Presentation of WP2 draft outline: Activities, deliverables and procedures of the National Coordination Offices

Activities 1. Complete website of national networks and keep sites up-to-date Remarks: - the websites of the national networks are invited to use a home-page format similar to the HENCORE website (; - there will be an English version of the home page - the search facility of the ENCORA portal may impose additional requirements; this will become clear later. 2. Coordination of national networks and national networking activities 3. Contacts with national funding programmes 4. Keep national networks informed about ENCORA activities


5. 6. 7.

8. 9.

Assistance at design of information campaigns for public and policy Dissemination of results of coordination activities Implementation of mechanisms for European networking: Partner search mechanism Remarks: Intake of the question by the NCO should ensure that partner search is: - only for sharing knowledge and experience; - there should be mutual interest (not only one-sided); - all the parties are willing to spend effort in cooperation; - not for answering questions; - not for selling or buying information. Information exchange within theme groups Remarks: - dissemination through email list; see US coastal list - only short questions for readily available information; - or information of general interest for the theme group; - all messages (questions, answers, information) are filtered by CO‟s for acceptance (for instance, not: I am looking for a job; yes: job offers, fellowships, grants). Young researcher/practitioner exchange programmes remarks: - easy administration of travel grants; - ENCORA coordinator will make a proposal, including criteria and ranking of applications. Foster trainee opportunities or temporary positions Facilitate intertwining ongoing projects, joining research … Keep international ENCORA informed about national networks. Reports to central ENCORA desk about national networks, using performance indicators. Remark: the Coordination Offices should be capable to measure the performance of each mechanism. The CO‟s have to provide the statistics of success. The performance indicators should be easy to produce and to understand, to evaluate the effectiveness of ENCORA and to help learning between CO‟s.

Other general remarks: - Involving practitioners in the networking mechanisms might require special incentives. Practitioners will be reluctant if ENCORA appears to them as a research network. They should be convinced that ENCORA could really help them. - It is also stressed that the task of ENCORA is NOT to answer questions that are posed (by e.g. authority planning a harbour), but to bring people in contact with those who can provide the answers. The role of ENCORA is thus to lay contacts. - The NCOs also have a role to identify participants of the Thematic Networks. Overview of deliverables and Actions Deliverable Name Reports on strategy, workplan and implementation of Nat. Networks 2.1 2.2 Integrated report on strategy, workplan and implementation of Nat. Networks Report on benchmark of networking mechanisms and functioning of the Nat. Network Offices

Due date 31 May 2006 31 July 2006 31 January 2007

Action National Coord. Offices WP2 leader National Coord. Offices

Agreed actions on deliverables 2. 1 and 2.2:  WP2 Coordinator. Will draft template work plan, taking into account the remarks of the SC:


-The work plan will include a proposal how affiliated networks could contribute to the partner search mechanism. -Draft will be circulated to NCOs within 4 weeks (by March 1) and also to Affiliated Networks.  NCOs (national coordination offices) will comment on that within 1 month (April 1); they will include some example questions (what will ENCORA handle or not), to make things clear.  WP2 Coordinator. A final template will be sent around one month later (May 1). This will be the basis for the semi-deliverables: reports on strategy, work plan and implementation by the NCOs.  NCOs. These semi-deliverable reports should be available by May 31.  WP2 coordinator. Will prepare integrated report on strategy, work plan and implementation of National. Networks by July 31. Definitions: - NCO is a person (either the National Network coordinator, or someone appointed). - National Network coordinators act as network ambassadors. - Other network ambassadors – persons with a broad personal network and willing to advice on partner search - will be approached by the Network coordinators. - Task of network ambassadors: advice the NCO on partner search

3 February WORKING SESSION 3 Attendance: ENCORA Steering Committee ENCORA Coordination Offices Work Package 3 WP3 coordinator Andrew Chadwick (and Juliette Jackson) Tasks, deliverables and procedures of the Theme Coordination Offices Discussion: From outline to final work plan WP3 (month 6),

Deliverables and Actions Deliverable Name Reports on strategy, work plan and implementation of Thematic Networks 3.1 Overall report on strategy, work plan and implementation of Thematic Networks Theme contributions to State-of-the-art overview 3.2 State-of-the-art overview 3.3 European Theme action plans

Due date 31 May 2006 31 July 2006 31 July 2007 31 January 2008 31 January 2009

Actions Theme coordinators WP3 leader Theme coordinators WP 3 leader WP 3 leader

Actions agreed on deliverable 3.1:  WP3 leader. To draft a template for distribution to Theme leaders ( March 1).  Theme leaders. Send their comments to WP3 leader (April 1)  WP3 leader. Send final template workplan (May 1)  Theme leaders. Will use this and send their own work plan to WP3 leader (May 31).  WP3 leader. Will then decide if a workshop is needed, or if deliverable can be finalised by electronic communication. Workshop could potentially be coupled to ENCORA Start conference. (June 29-30)


Discussion on deliverable 3.2: State of the art (SoA) should cover the whole of Europe. The National Networks will ensure that relevant expertise is represented in the Thematic Networks. WP3 will decide on a strategy to integrate the information, after consultation with the Theme leaders. Thematic SoA reports will be prepared by the Theme leaders and integrated by WP3 leader. Integration topics have to be identified. A few are mentioned: sustainability, techniques for monitoring sustainability and training. The SoA report should aim at providing a „Directory of European Expertise‟ rather than a literature review. Input is provided by the theme participants and taken from various sources, e.g. website of Defra on critical coastal issues and research priorities for coming 5 years. The Directory could be published as a book or as web document. It might be less suited for a special issue of a journal. Innovations from outside the EU could be mentioned as well, e.g. experience with artificial reefs as a possible approach for coastal erosion in Australia. Each theme will decide how to best gather the information by organising theme meetings, or establishing a group to work on the report. However, theme leaders should harmonise their approach with the others. Actions agreed  The Steering Committee (theme coordinators and national network coordinators) will meet at least once a year and more often if necessary (Action Executive Committee).  To achieve integration, the theme leaders will have a meeting to discuss the links between their themes (Action WP3 coordinator).  Recruitment of theme participants requires coordination between theme leaders and national coordinators. The ENCORA coordinator will prepare short email message to NCO to get this started (Feb 10).  National coordinators update the distribution list for their country to include all potentially interested persons (scientists, consultants, practitioners, policymakers and other important coastal stakeholders) and forward the email (translated, if necessary) to the distribution list. The email invites recipients to express their interest to take advantage of the services provided by ENCORA. The email needs a low threshold to get a direct reply of interest.  Theme leaders make an update (Feb 17) of their theme outline of the Description of Work (see contract). The new outline will be published on the ENCORA website.  Within one month after the initial invitation the respondents will receive a second Email from the National Coordinators to express their interest to participate in one of the ENCORA thematic networks. To this end, a draft email will be prepared by the ENCORA coordinator (first week of March).  Provisional theme membership lists have been established one and a half year ago. These list have to be updated and completed. The national network coordinators will invite Regional Seas organisations like OSPAR , HELCOM , MAP for the theme „Water Quality‟. Each theme should have at least one participant from each country, who will contribute to the SoA Survey. These participants will be identified and invited by the National Network coordinators.  Update of the ENCORA leaflet. All Steering Committee members will provide comments on the existing leaflet and indicate important missing information (March 1).

Work Package 4 Coordinators Alan Pickaver and Irene Lucius of the practitioners network EUCC 1. Start Conference The objective of the Start Conference in the Description of Work is „Tuning ENCORA with existing initiatives to make best use of mutual efforts‟. A second objective of the Start Conference is to recruit participants for the Theme Networks and to agree on contributions to the State-of-the-Art Surveys. The Kick-Off meeting already responds – at least partially - to the first objective, through the invitation of representatives of other coastal networks and representatives of national and


international coastal policy organisations. Therefore, the Start Conference should serve primarily the second objective and will be renamed Start Workshop. Two suggestions have been made for conferences to which the ENCORA Start Workshop might be linked:  Littoral 06 (September, Gdansk PL)  CoPraNet (October 2006, France) Linking the Start Workshop to another conference with overlapping attendance would reduce organisational costs and efforts. However, this formula puts restrictions on the duration and number of participants of the workshop. A separate ENCORA Start Workshop would enable to bring all themes together (about 150 people: 10 themes and at least one participant per country for each theme) and to make concrete agreements on the planning and tasks that should be done to create the SoA report. By holding a Workshop in June, results can also be included in the first deliverables of WP2 and WP3, due in July 2006. Other suggestions/comments:  Have a conference focused on young researchers presenting their work, such as typically happens in the annual Dutch (NCK) conference; have 2-3 presentations per theme. There is much support for inclusion of young people, but this is not the right format for the Start Workshop.  Include some presentations as to “What is successful ICZM”, since this subject is still very difficult for coastal managers, to understand in many countries.  We need to have practice related presentations, about implementation of ICZM in different countries (13 presentations about practical vs. scientific). What does ICZM mean in each country.  Move away from standard conferences with „one-way communication‟ presentations, have more open and 2-way communication. Conclusion and agreements  The „Start Conference‟ is actually an ENCORA Start Workshop, with internal focus.  The Start Workshop may stand-alone (not coupled to other conference)  WP4 coordinator in collaboration with WP3 coordinator will make a first outline of the workshop format (March 1).  Preferred date is the last week in June, say Thursday and Friday 29/30 June. WP4 coordinator will explore the availability of conference facilities in this period.  ENCORA coordinator will send a list of all relevant conferences scheduled for 2006 (March 1).  Partners, who are already planning to attend these, will represent ENCORA and will consider organising an ENCORA workshop there. GKSS will be doing this in Germany in the coming weeks. 2. Distributed Knowledge Exchange Infrastructure (DKEI) The name and acronym for the DKEI of ENCORA should be replaced. No particular name for the system would be needed and so the name “ENCORA portal” is suggested to indicate the web infrastructure. How important is it to keep the name „ENCORA Portal‟ in the future? If other networks contribute to the portal, it might not be appropriate to use the name „ENCORA‟. Primary focus of the “ENCORA portal” is a search engine to provide information on persons, institutes, their expertise, programmes, etc., to facilitate contact search. A tender (TOR) was prepared by EUCC, specifying the desired functions of the ENCORA portal, e.g.: central search index of all ENCORA websites, contact registry of institutes and individuals, metadata registry, multilingual, ICZM mailing list. Functionalities of the ENCORA portal: Multilanguage contact search, thematic mailing lists, search (meta) data. According to the Description of Work, the final system is to be delivered at the end of the project. Comments indicated that the realisation of the portal needs to be scheduled earlier in the project. Some further decisions on the content are to be made before an invitation to tender is announced.


Which other data should be made accessible through the ENCORA Portal? Internet forums are a very useful way to exchange information. A forum is a discussion platform. To create an ENCORA forum requires a registration, and limited access to ENCORA contact registry. So, everyone who participates in the forum is known, and what is written can be verified. One forum per theme is suggested. To be more ambitious, it is suggested to link to other kinds of sources: specific documents, tools available, examples of good practices and to have an ability to upload information & documents. CoastNet is developing a portal that enables harvesting electronic documents and geographic information from other websites. Other projects are developing portals that provide access to marine databases and information on research facilities, etc., e.g. SeaDataNet, Marinera. We should not duplicate. Validation of the quality of information that is made available through the system will be too expensive. Updating the information and quality assurance is the responsibility of the owners of the original sources. ENCORA will develop a functionality to retrieve information on expertise and programmes in Europe from websites of persons and institutes. The ENCORA portal might become a common undertaking with other portals. There is the advantage of easy continuation of the portal when existing networks join the realisation of the portal. CoastNet and VLIZ might be interested to tender for this ENCORA portal work. Are partners allowed to participate in a tender? Vincent Favrel will check the Commission rules. Criteria for judging the tenders are to be specified. These should include: - „name branding‟; - linkage to other portal; - easy and cheap maintenance, also in the long run. Conclusion and agreements  The name DKEI will be changed in “ENCORA Portal” . If other networks contribute to the portal, it might not be appropriate to use the name „ENCORA‟.  WP4 coordinator will include the remarks of the Steering Committee in a new draft ToR (Feb. 17).  A small adhoc group of persons will be invited to comment on the draft ToR: Philippe Sergent, Simon Claus (if VLIZ will not tender), Valerie Cummins, Thijs Damsma. A decision about who will be invited to tender is to be taken soon (Feb 17).  Vincent Favrel will check the tender rules.  The major functionalities of the portal should become operational in the first year of the project. 3. Discussion of Promotion, Communication and Dissemination activities WP4 coordinates the promotion, communication and dissemination activities of ENCORA: develop a strategy and prepare an overall plan, identify activities and actors, harmonise the implementation of these activities, ask feedback, evaluate the effectiveness of the strategy and improve the plan. The WP4 coordinator also prepares general information materials for the project. The activities described in the plan will be carried out by the National and Thematic Networks. ENCORA mainly consists of promotion, communication and dissemination activities; therefore the activities described in the WP4 plan are not additional to other networking activities, but they are integral part of these networking activities. As already suggested: arranging a special session on „ENCORA‟ (or „ICZM in Europe‟) during other coastal conferences is part of the promotion activities. A complete ENCORA distribution list is needed. Distribution lists of the National and Thematic Networks, EUCC, CoastNET and the Affiliated Networks may serve as a starting point. Agreed Actions  WP4 leader. Will prepare a draft Promotion, Communication and Dissemination plan (based on p. 53/104 of contract) and a template for the National and Theme


Networks. This will be circulated to National Network and Theme coordinators (July 1)  Network coordinators and Theme leaders. Will prepare dissemination plans for the National and Theme Networks Aug 31)  WP4 leader. Will integrate contributions to overall ENCORA Promotion, Communication and Dissemination plan (Oct 31).

Work Package 1 ENCORA Coordinator Job Dronkers ENCORA procedures, administrative and financial aspects The ENCORA coordinator presents further clarifications concerning travel grant procedures, distribution of payments, frequency of meetings and management reports. The ENCORA coordinator will prepare a template for the management and activity reports to be delivered by the consortium members. The Executive Committee will make a proposal for quality control of the deliverables and progress towards the overall ENCORA objectives, considering also the role of the Advisory Committee. Advisory Committee and Steering Committee will meet simultaneously once a year. Intermediate meetings of the SC may be decided, upon proposal of several SC members. The Executive Committee also meets at least once a year, to prepare the meetings of the SC and AC. The coordination office managers will form a Junior Steering Group that will have frequent contacts through electronic conferencing or meetings. Travel grant procedures have to be developed. Grants for exchange visits will be charged to the National Coordination Office, while grants for Theme Workshops will come from the Theme Offices. National Network coordinators and Theme leaders should try to solve together eventual budget problems by agreeing on an appropriate distribution of charges. National Network coordinators and Theme coordinators have to check their administrative procedures for paying grants to participants in workshops and exchange visits. The administrative procedures for granting travel allowances should be kept as simple as possible. One might consider, for instance, to granting a fixed amount, e.g. 500 Euro per trip. The ENCORA coordinator will draft a proposal on travel grant procedures and send it around for comments. The Commission has made an advance payment to the ENCORA coordinator of 85% of half the project budget (18 months work) plus 85% of 100 000 EUR. The latter sum will be allocated to activities which are concentrated in the first year of the project; the consortium institutes will receive in February their share of 42,5% of the project budget. The ENCORA coordinator has not yet received the bank account data from all the partners. The consortium members should check with their accountants their cost administration, in particular with respect to the flat rate of 20% overhead. Actions agreed  ENCORA coordinator. Template for yearly management and activity reports (31 May).  Executive Committee. Proposal for quality control and assessing progress towards objectives (31 May).  ENCORA coordinator. Proposal for travel grant procedures (1 May).  ENCORA coordinator. Send share of 42,5% of the project budget to all the partners (1 March)  Consortium members.  Check cost administration with their accountants;  Signed letter with bank account data to the ENCORA coordinator (it not yet done).  Next meeting, January 18-19 2007 in Greece (Athens or Thessaloniki). Options for future SC meeting are Oostende and Spain.


Summary Table of Actions WHEN Feb 10 Feb 10 Feb 10 WHO ENCORA coord. ENCORA coord. NCOs WHAT information email, announcement ENCORA started Update ENCORA website (include ppt presentation, logos, etc) Update national distribution lists (communities of coastal science, practice, policy, important stakeholders) Send around (translated) info email to national distribution list Update theme descriptions Revised tender ENCORA portal + procedure nd Suggestions for 2 email to invite theme participants Suggestions for new ENCORA leaflet List of respondents 1st email to ENCORA coord. and WP4 coord. Template workplan NCOs Template workplan TCOs Proposal Start Workshop (together with WP3 coord.) nd 2 email to invite theme participants List of conferences where ENCORA should be presented Provide web links and a list of participant names of the Affiliated Networks Send list of theme participants to theme coordinators Send list of participants who will contribute to SoA Surveys (at least 1 per country for each theme) to theme coordinators Comments on template workplan Comments on template workplan Travel grant procedure Paper on role and functioning Advisory Committee Final template workplans NCOs Comments on paper Workplan of NCOs Workplan of TCOs Template for yearly management and activity reports Proposal for quality control and assessing progress towards objectives Draft Dissemination Plan and template for NCOs and TCOs Integrated workplan WP2 Integrated workplan WP3 Dissemination Plans Plan for Promotion, Dissemination and Exploitation

Feb 17 Feb 17 Feb 17 Feb 17 March 1 March 1 March 1 March 1 March 1 March 1 March 1 March 1 March 15 March 15 April 1 April 1 May 1 May 1 May 1 May 31 May 31 May 31 May 31 May 31 July 1 July 31 July 31 Aug 31 Oct 31

NCOs Theme coord.s WP4 coord. SC members SC members NCO’s WP2 coord. WP3 coord. WP4 coord. ENCORA coord. ENCORA coord. Advisory Com. NCOs NCOs

NCOs TCOs ENCORA coord. ENCORA coord. WP2 coord. Advisory Com. NCOs TCOs ENCORA coord. Executive Com. WP4 coord. WP2 coord. WP3 coord. NCOs and TCOs WP4 coord.






Officials Dominique Bresson Catherine Bersani Ineke van der Hee Richard Jorissen Ronan Uhel DATAR (Délégation à l'Aménagement du territoire Ministère de l'Equipement RIKZ RIKZ EEA

Veerle Vanderweerd Coordinator UNEP GPA Piet Hoekstra Vincent Favrel Heike Holzfuss Nederlands Centrum voor Kustonderzoek EU Commission Bundesministerium UNR

Peter Allen-Williams Defra Bengt Rydell Paolo Campostrini Andrzej Cieslak Anna StelmaszykSwierczynska Advisory Committee Gianmarco Giordani LAGUNET Giorgio Saio Hans Dahlin Valerie Cummins Andrzej Tubielewicz Dr. Hartwig Kremer GISIG/ICCOPS EUROGOOS COREPOINT EUROCOAST LOICZ

Swedish Geotechnical Institute CORILA Maritime Office Maritime Office ?

Steering Committee Alex Midlen Margaretha Breil Jan Mees CoastNET FEEM VLIZ


Magda Vincx Jean Berlamont Philippe Sergent Francisco Taveira Pinto Andrew Chadwick Inigo Losada Karen Edelvang Ida Broker Alberto Lamberti Jan van de Graaff Stefan Aarninkhof Panayotis Prinos Franciscus Colijn Jens Kappenberg Jimmy Murphy Hans Hanson Alan Pickaver Grzegorz Rozynski Job Dronkers

Univ. Gent Univ. Leuven CETMEF IHRH/Univ. Porto Univ. Plymouth Univ. Cantabria DHI Water & Envir. DHI Water & Envir. Univ. Bologna TU Delft WL Delft Hydraulics Univ. Thessaloniki GKSS GKSS Univ. Cork Univ. Lund EUCC IBW PAN

RIKZ Coordination Office Simon Claus Steven Degraer Juliette Jackson Clivia Haese VLIZ Univ. Gent Univ. Plymouth GKSS magnus.larsen@

Andreas Papatsiotsos Univ. Thessaloniki Edwin Snippen Nicki Villars RIKZ WL Delft Hydraulics

Jannette van Buuren RIKZ Magnus Larsen Thijs Damsma Univ. Lund TU Delft