DeliverablesWork Package ONE
|Activity 1.1 Activity|| Implementation of the project website and coordination of communication activities
PP1 will design, implement and manage a website public access for communications regarding activities and dissemination of project results. The sharing of documents and information between the partners will take place on the Ulysses System platform provided by the MA. The public section will be available in Italian, English and Maltese. All partners will contribute to communication and dissemination activities.
|D 1.1.1||HARMONY website. Project website, in Italian and English, implemented by PP1 and consisting of several sections, both public and private. The public section will also be available in the Maltese language.|
|Activity 1.2 Activity|| Meetings of the Steering Committee of the project
The Steering Committee meetings (PI) will be used to share the results intermediate and plan the following activities. At least 5 project meetings will be organized:
1) MONTH 1: kick-off meeting (3 days) in Palermo; organizer: PP1
2) MONTH 6: 2nd meeting (2 days) in Malta; organizer: PP5 + PP7
3) MONTH 18: 3rd meeting (2 days) in Palermo; organizer: PP2 + PP4
4) MONTH 24: 4th meeting (2 days) in Malta; organizer: PP5 + PP6
5) MONTH 30: 5th meeting (2 days) (final public conference + press conference) in Palermo; organizer: PP1 + PP2 + PP5
|D 1.2.1||Report of the Steering Committee meetings of the project. These documents will contain the agendas of the project meetings and summary summaries of the interventions, which will provide the CP with useful elements to monitor the progress of the activities.|
|Activity 1.3 Activity|| Monitoring and evaluation of the main results |
The progress of the project will be monitored by the CP which will: 1) verify that the results are of good quality and delivered on time; 2) identify any actions to be implemented to realign the project in case of marked deviations from what has been planned (risk analysis). The CP will meet every 4 months by computer, some meetings will coincide with the project meetings.
||Internal Regulations of the Steering Committee will allow to plan all the activities of competence of the CP and on which to watch during the execution of the project.
||Report of the meetings CP. The agendas and minutes of the meetings will be drafted and sent to the partners no later than 4 weeks after each meeting to allow the progress of the project and take note of the actions envisaged by the CP to realign the project in case of risks.
||Convocations meetings drafting of a calendar of meetings and convocation of the same.
||Compilation of quality and risk cards to verify any external or design limits to be promptly remedied, these forms will be filled in during each meeting after consultation with each partner.
||HARMONY function representing the schematic structure of the roles covered by each partner, the activities to be performed and the time schedule.
||Financial progress reports containing information on the conduct of financial assets
|Activity 1.4 Activity|| Administrative and financial management of the project|
The administrative and financial management of the project will be monitored by the PMT, which will: 1) guarantee the correct management and accounting of the project funds; 2) prepare the interim and final financial reports; 3) guarantee an effective communication between the CP and the Managing Authority for the First Level Control. The CP will contribute to this activity by providing administrative data periodically on request.
||Convening of meetings: drafting of a calendar of meetings and convocation of the same.
||Compilation of reporting allow the proper management of funds and assess the progress of financial activities.
|Activity 2.1 Activity|| Drafting of communication and design plan of communication tools
This activity involves the organization of the assigned staff to the communication, the elaboration of the communication plan, the design and architecture of the additional functionalities (discussion areas, mailing list, co-working) with respect to the ULYSSES System program (populated by PP1 and PP5 in Italian, Maltese and English ) and which must guarantee interactive and public communication services to the outside world; all HARMONY documents will be disseminated and disseminated by PP5 through a newsletter service and posted on the main social networks.
|Activity 2.2 Activity|| Management of drafting activities to support the project
HARMONY objectives and activities will be summarized in a brochure (in Italian, Maltese and English) distributed via the web and in paper version from PP4, PP5 and PP6 to target groups. The contents will be provided by all partners. PP5 will produce brochures and infographics, useful tools for a quick graphic consultation of the outputs. Information on the initiatives implemented and on HARMONY products will be provided through various communication channels (eg web, direct mail, press).
|D 2.2.1||Project brochure dissemination productaimed at supporting project presentation activities and stakeholder engagemant.|
|D 2.2.2||integration Logoand graphic layout. The Harmony identification logo will have the graphic characteristics consistent with the Cooperation Program manual and suitable for communicatingin a simple and evocative way mission the projectand to facilitate the identification phase of the project in the audience.|
|Activity 2.3 Activity||Communication activities to support expected participatory processes and the elaboration of common policies (WP5) and the testing ofprocesses citizen science ( WP3)
In this activity the processes aimed at supporting the participatory processes envisaged for theParticipative Network ReCPolicy (WP5) and for theactivities citizen sciences for monitoring and control (WP3) will be carried out. The activity is divided into the following phases: 1) presentation and briefing of participatory processes; 2) technical-scientific documentation to support participatory processes; 3) information for participation and return of results.
|D 2.3.1||Information brochures. Brochure for the presentation of initiatives, describing the characteristics and advantages of participatory processes and giving references to participants to acquire more in-depth information. Brochures are foreseen for the activation of the network to support the LEK, for the EDRR system and for thenetwork ReCPolicy.|
|D 2.3.2||Service communications. Communications (letters, e-mails, web notices) intended for possible recipients or participants of functional participatory processes to ensure that they are informed and updated in relation to the procedures and timing of the initiatives.|
|D 2.3.3||Data sheets describing the process flows of thetools policy. Descriptive data sheets of the process flows through which the LEK, the EDRR systems and the evaluation procedures of the ecosystem services are realized.|
|D 2.3.4||Web pages with multimedia contents, both of a divulgative and technical nature, related: description of participatory paths, descriptions of the policies being processed, technical data sheets support, activities and results ofmeetings and initiatives ReCPolicy.|
|D 2.3.5||Newsletter dedicated to the ReCPolicy Participative Network with contents related to the procedures for the development of participatory processes, the dissemination of the sources of technical-scientific information concerning the common policies, results achieved through participatory paths.|
|Activity 2.4 Activity||Dissemination of results
The HARMONY results will be disseminated during a conference public final (in Palermo) and a press conference (in Malta). These meetings will be open to end users, stakeholders and the general public. The Italian and English translations of the presentations will be made available online. PP1 will be the organizing partner and will take care of the logistics of the final conference. All partners will contribute as speakers and / or participants to the final round tables.
|D 2.4.1||Final public conference (Palermo) and press conference (Malta) and reporting, press releases whose texts will be prepared by the partners, under the supervision of the LP.|
|D 2.4.2||Brochure for the results of the project. The brochure will be drafted in a popular style to ensure a wide audience the knowledge of what has been produced and produced by the Project. The contents will be described by thematic area of intervention and by procedural step.|
|D 2.4.3||Promotional gadgets. The gadget will have the appropriate characteristics to promote the mission environmental and socialof the project among the stakeholders involved directly in the project activities.|
|Activity 3.1 Activity||Initial evaluation
activity Activity 3.1 will allow the reconstruction of the state of protection and conservation of biodiversity in the target areas through innovativetechniques systematic mapping for the screening, analysis and synthesis of literature data (coordinated by PP1) and of Local Ecological Knowledge (coordinated by PP2) for a periodic acquisition of data and information on the integrity of the seabed (partners: PP1, PP5) and on NIS (partners: PP1, PP2, PP5).
|D 3.1.1||Map of the evidences and list of gaps associated to the monitoring of biodiversity at Natura sites and habitats 2000. Through a rigorous process of analysis and synthesis the information regarding biodiversity at the target areas (2 AMP, 4 SIC, 1 ZPS) will be summarized in fact sheets (n.7) of knowledge and associated databases made available on the online platform (HARMONY website) with public access and query (query) and implementation .|
|D 3.1.2||Local Ecological Knowledge database. Questionnaire to be given to recipients belonging to the target group of the activity (eg professional and sport fishing associations, diving center, local seaside tourism, AMP, associated maritime authorities) with reference to the integrity of the seabed and the NIS.|
|D 3.1.3||Local Ecological Knowledge database. Data collection database from the interviews conducted by LEK on the integrity of the seabed and on the NIS.|
activity Activity 3.2 includes direct sampling at sites and target habitats, organization of oceanographic and fishing campaigns joint (partners PP1, PP3, PP4, PP5). Biological data (eg abundance, biomass) will be collected in line with the latest monitoring data collection programs (MSFD D.6, D.2; MEDITS) to implement the baselines available(thematic cartography and http species lists: //www.minambiente.it/) and provide new ones.
|D 3.2.1||Joint monitoring protocols. In order to guarantee the replicability and transversality of the monitoring actions at sea, as well as the dissemination of the applied techniques, the sampling protocols will be agreed between all the partners and made public (HARMONY website) for each ecological component. These protocols will contain detailed and standardized descriptions of the instrumentation designated for sampling and the expected methods.|
|Activity 4.1 Activity||Data integration and processing
The integration and processing of data from WP3 will allow to evaluate: the extension of habitats and their state of health, highlighting the presence of hotspots vulnerability(egprairie P. oceanica in regression) and the distribution, possible abundance and / or effects of NIS in the investigated areas. The data will also be analyzed meta-analytically with database production of habitat responses to loss of integrity.
|D 4.1.1||WEB GISplatform onlinecontaining an updated and multimedia atlas based on the thematic mapping of the target habitats for each site (Natura 2000). Possibility of integration and query by query.|
|D 4.1.2||Database produced through meta-analysis techniques of literature data and collected in the field (WP3) and production of synthesis and comparison of habitat responses to the loss of integrity on a cross-border scale.|
|D 4.1.3||Report of analysis of the data obtained from the monitoring of NIS with the Local ecological knowledge (LEK in WP3).|
|D 4.1.4||report Analysisof the data concerning the integrity of the seabed obtained by monitoring with the Local ecological knowledge (LEK in WP3).|
|D 4.1.5||Software-APP (integrated Italo-Maltese version) for the capillary monitoring of the presence of the NIS that will exploit the public participatory network, with the possibility of consultation check-list NIS, localization, and insertion of new NIS signaling in real time.|
|D 4.1.6||Web portal collector of data (database) NIS interfaced with the APP, with the possibility to view, integrate data and query by query.|
|Activity 4.2||Indicators and sensors early warning
Application / evaluation of "indicators and sensors Early warning" for NIS and integrity of the seabed. The application of this complete set of indicators jointly between sites and target areas will ensure replicability in space and time as well as the transfer and comparison in a cross-border context of the outputs obtained between organizations, regions and countries also outside the partnership. Sensors will be developed up to the maximum of TRL 7 and proposed as control interventions.
|D 4.2.1||Report containing guidelines for the MSFD indicators for D2 (NIS)|
|D 4.2.2||Report containing the guidelines for the MSFD indicators for D6 (Seabed Integrity), containing type, abundance, biomass and extension of biogenic substrates. (PP1, PP3, PP5).|
|D 4.2.3||Report containing the guidelines for the indicators provided by MSFD for the D6 (Seabed Integrity), containing analysis of extension of the seabed marine exploited by human activities (PP1, PP3, PP5).|
|D 4.2.4||Report containing the guidelines for the MSFD indicators for the D6 (Seabed Integrity), containing analysis on the presence of species vulnerable or resistant (PP1, PP3, PP5).|
|D 4.2.5||Report containing the guidelines for the MSFD indicators for the D6 (Seabed Integrity), containing multi-metric indices of state and functioning (specific diversity, richness, proportion of opportunist species) (PP1, PP3, PP5).|
|D 4.2.6||Report containing the guidelines for the indicators provided by MSFD for D6 (Seabed Integrity), containing analysis of proportion of number of individuals and biomass of macrobenthic organisms and length / weight ratio (PP1, PP3, PP5).|
|D 4.2.7||Report containing the guidelines concerning the indicators provided by MSFD for the D6 (Seabed Integrity), containing analysis of the parameters that describe (shape, slope and intercept) the size spectrum of the benthic community. (PP1, PP3, PP5).|
|D 4.2.8||Sensors will be developed up to the maximum of TRL (Technology Readiness Level 7 = system prototype demonstration in operational environment) and proposed as interventions control for: monitoring of NIS in bilge water.|
|D 4.2.9||sensors Biomimeticand "CCTV control" systems (max TRL-7) for remote recording of chemical-physical parameters ( temperament, salinity, oxygen) at the hotspots NIS vulnerabilityin order to alert the achievement of environmental threshold levels of invasiveness facilitation.|
|D 4.2.10||Sensors will be developed up to the maximum of TRL (Technology Readiness Level 7 = system prototype demonstration in operational environment) and proposed as interventions control for: monitoring the movement of winch activities for boats operating in protected areas (where such activity is permitted, eg areas C).|
|Activity 5.1 Activity||Analysis and preparatory activities
The activity foresees an initial cognitive phase of the existingprocesses governance and policyin the management of critical issues related to the integrity of the seabed and the presence of the NIS, the functional analysis of the stakeholders (mapping) (D 5.1.1) and a phase of analysis and integration of the existing governance processes and policies (D 5.1.3 and D 5.1.4) through direct interviews and focus groups. Finally, the participatory path planned in activity 5.2 will be planned and organized.
|D 5.1.1||Functional map of the stakeholders and of thebodies governance concerned. Database showing the list of stakeholders andbodies governance involved and the potential role they assume or can assume in the management mechanism, according to the themes of intervention.|
|D 5.1.2||Report of the meetings with stakeholders andbodies governance realized with micro groups of key players and aimed at elaborating the functional map and context analysis (processes and mechanisms governance existing) or a cognitive baseline of previous successful experiences (methodologies, innovations and tools).|
|D 5.1.3||Report of analysis and integration ofprocesses governance and policies existingfor the integrity of the seabed containing the analysis of existing management processes emerged during meetings with stakeholders and with theorganisms management mapped, to supplement the data obtained during the initial cognitive phase.|
|D 5.1.4||Report of analysis and integration ofprocesses governance and policies existingfor NIS containing the analysis of existing management processes emerged during meetings with stakeholders and with thebodies governance mapped, to supplement the data obtained during the initial cognitive phase.|
|Activity 5.2 Activity||Participatory elaboration of the instruments Common Policy
The technical guidelines arranged to improve and harmonize the management processes of the NIS functional to the transfer of the project results in the cross-border area will be presented and suggested to the Participatory Network for Common Policies (ReCPolicy) for the realization of a structured and harmonized design path, with thematic meetings managed by facilitators (eg focus group) ; participants will be involved in the development oftools policy and governance for monitoring and monitoring the integrity of the seabed (D 5.2.2) and NIS (D 5.2.3) integrated with other local policies (fishing and tourism) identifying possible scenarios generated by data analysis (WP4).
|D 5.2.1||Report of integration of activities carried out within the participatory path and presentation of the systemic guidelines. The results obtained from the meetings held with the target subjects aimed at defining policy management tools andmodels governance will be integrated with the systematic guidelines.|
|D 5.2.2||Report ontools governance for the integrity of the seabed that proposes management andmeasures governance for monitoring and monitoring the integrity of the seabed through the identification of the best future systems for monitoring and control of (risk analysis) and integration with other local policies (eg fishing and tourism sectors).|
|D 5.2.3||Report on thetools governance for the NIS which proposes management andmeasures governance for the monitoring and control of the NIS type of EDR through the identification of better future monitoring and control systems (risk analysis) and integration with other local policies (eg fishing and tourism sectors).|
|Activity 5.3 Activity||Transfer of results and measures
activity The activity involves the validation and transfer, through a participative workshop (D 5.3.1 and D 5.3.2), of the organizational and management solutions proposed in WP5.2 to the subjects of the partnership network and the any definition, at the request of key actors, of implementing protocols to be adopted both through forms of institutional collaboration (eg institutional program agreements, memorandums of understanding, bilateral agreements, etc.) and through specific projects.
|D 5.3.1||Activity report of the participatory Workshop aimed at transferring to the subjects of the partnership network and to the other actors of the target group the proposed organizational and management solutions and to the definition of implementation protocols at the request of local authorities or subjects of governance local.|
|D 5.3.2||Register participants in the participatory Workshop aimed at transferring theto the subjects of the partnership network and to the other actors of the target group organizational and management solutions proposed.|
|D 5.3.3||Implementation protocol (outline). Scheme of implementation protocol for the implementation ofbodies governance and technical management models suitable to use or replicate the tools generated in the implementation protocols divided by intervention policy (background integrity and NIS).|