Task 8.1

Task 8.1: Create a channel for 2-way communication with user groups
Task 8.2: Inform and engage stakeholders and public user groups
Task 8.3: Inform and engage research and policy end-users
Task 8.4: Inform and engage industry
Task 8.5: Enhance European human capacity building in operational marine sciences (Engaging with Education) 
Task 8.6: Sustain and develop JERICO-NEXT web presence for dissemination of products and knowledge 
Task 8.7: JERICO Data Portal
Task 8.8: Implementing Transnational Access to coastal observatories
Task 8.9: Coordinating WP6 Virtual Access

Create a channel for 2-way communication with user groups

Lead: University of Malta (Aldo Drago)

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  • To create a channel for user group engagement in co-production of knowledge and to provide feedback for the following, but not limited to, the following user groups: public, policy, research, education and operational communities including industry
  • To better understand the requirements of the user groups and improve the effectiveness of communication strategies and increasing societal impact.


  • Create a panel of end-user representatives for each societal benefit area. Panel members selected through ‘An expression of interest call’.
  • Establish terms of reference for the end-user panel that foster 2-way communication.
  • Engage with the end-panel members individually and collectively to improve understanding of requirements and seek feedback on key communication strategies to promote uptake of JERICO-NEXT products and services.
  • Based on feedback amend specifications for key communication strategies.
  • Hold annual meetings of the panel supplemented with ad-hoc communication between meetings.


D8.1: Formation of the user-group panel (M8)