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Deliverables and Milestones

Tasks

Deliverable

Month(s)

T1.1

D1.1 Project web page and e-newsletter, connected to EUFORMAG (http://www.euformag.eu/en.html),

6

T1.1

D1.2 Mid-term and final project reports to FORESTERRA, national reports

18,36

T1.2

D1.3 One training session for professionals and students about concepts, methods and tools for an integrated approach of resilience in the Mediterranean forests, in relation with CIHEAM

24

T1.2

D1.4. One opinion paper on resilience assessment in the Mediterranean forests promoting the meta-disciplinary approach

30

T1.3

D1.5 Three stakeholder-oriented publications

24,30,36

T1.3

D1.7 A draft of a book will be proposed for the EFI series “What Science Can Tell Us?”

36

T1.3

D1.6 One final scientific conference : From science to practice, what can be learnt from scientific simulation models and case-studies in relation to the future of Mediterranean forests

36(*)

T2.1

D2.1 One report presenting a methodology for the elaboration of global change scenarios for the Mediterranean forests

10

T2.2

D2.3 Projections of forest composition and structure of different Mediterranean forest systems under a set of management and global change scenarios

28

T2.2

D2.4 One report presenting adaptive and multi-scale management recommandations for providing ecosystem services and foster resilience of Mediterranean forests, including real case studies examples

36

T3.1

D3.1 A literature review on the ecological components of resilience, with a focus on forest ecosystems, assessment tools and methods; information from the case studies

12

T3.1

D3.2 One summer School on functional and evolutionary response of Mediterranean forests to forest management under global change, in relation to EVOLTREE Network and ERASMUS Master programmes (combined with WP2 and WP4).

30

T3.2

D3.3 One report presenting strategies, methods and modeling platforms for coupling models in ecology (population dynamics, functional and evolutionary processes)

12

T3.2

D3.4 One report presenting the response of some selected simulated case studies to disturbances based on the coupled models

36

T4.1

D4.1 Detailed guidelines for economic and governance data collection

12

T4.1

D4.2 One report presenting the data set, for each of the integrated case studies

24

T4.2

D.4.3 One report presenting the main results of the WP economic evaluation for the integrated case studies

30

T4.2

D.4.4 One draft paper to be published in a peer review journal presenting the results, suited to be included among the TEEB regional studies, on inference of the data obtained from the case studies to the Mediterranean

36

T4.3

D.4.5 One final report on policy and governance guidelines to increase Mediterranean forest resilience

36

T5.1

D5.1 Definition of a INFORMED thesaurus  based on existing thesauri and specific needs ; metadata standards and implementation

12

T5.1

D5.2 Development of a metadata information system to explore and share data in all case studies, training organization

18

T5.2

D5.3 Description of all (focused and integrated) case studies

6

T5.2

D5.4 One scientific publication, accompanied with data papers, describing methods and achievements in inter-disciplinary integration in the case studies

Tasks

Milestones

Month(s)

T1.1

M1.1 Circulation of a Consortium Agreement to be signed by the partners

1

T1.1

M1.2 Kick-off and annual meetings during which all project partners and the Scientific Advisory Group will be attend plenary workshops and seminars organised by each WP

2,12,24,36

T1.2

M1.3 programmation of annual mobility plans

2,12,24

T1.3

M1.3 Formal invitation to all stakeholders to join the Stakeholder Panel

1

T1.3

M1.5 Revised dissemination plan validated by the Stakeholder Panel

12

T2.1

M2.1 Compilation of methodologies, initiatives and reports/articles dealing with the generation of global change scenarios

6

T2.1

M2.2 Workshop conducted jointly by WP2 and WP4 for the definition of global change scenarios for the Mediterranean forests

8

T2.1

M2.3 Provision of global change scenarios for the case studies to the other WPs

12

T2.2

M2.4 Selection of relevant ecosystem services for each case study and list of management strategies under different global change scenarios

14

T2.2

M2.5 Overall synthesis of the dynamic response of forests to different management strategies, including the absence of strategic management

28

T2.2

M2.6 Compilation of projected ecosystem services maps (only for landscape study cases) associated to management and global change scenarios

28

T3.1

M3.1 Description of focused case studies used to assess biological flexibility: scientific question related to biological flexibility, spatial and temporal scales used, species, available datasets, existing models if any.

14

T3.1

M3.2 Overall analysis of the case studies and proposal for model coupling

24

T3.2

M3.3 List of modeling platforms, and description of existing models that are available for the WP, including the prerequisites of the models (scales, species)

12

T3.2

M3.4 Workshop on methods for coupling models of different types or accounting for processes operating at different scales

12

T3.2

M3.5 List of models to couple for the different processes under evaluation. Strategy of connection with WP2 and WP4

18

T3.2

M3.6 Workshop on multi-site comparisons in relation to model genericity – e.g. response to rainfall exclusion, comparing gradient sites, trait comparison, cross site model validation,...

24

T4.1

M4.1 Workshop with the coordinators of integrated case studies to define data collection protocol in the case studies areas related to socio-economic investigation

3

T4.1

M4.2 Coordination of the survey approach with the TEEB requirements for carrying out a regional study

5

T4.1

M4.3 Guidelines for economic data collection compilation

6

T4.1

M4.4 Dataset organization, with geo-referencing information

24

T4.2

M4.5 Selection of most suited softwares for ecosystem services assessment and valuation, internal training with participants from the case studies team

6

T4.2

M4.6 Economic assessment based on global change scenarios and different management options scenarios

30

T4.2

M4.7: Inference exercise based on the case studies costs of inaction to estimate the net benefit from the implementation of a strategy to support increased forest resilience in the Mediterranean region

30

T4.3

M4.8 Data collection in the case studies areas related to the use of policy tools to support increased forest resilience (with special focus on Rural Development Program measures)

30

T4.3

M4.9 Organization of stakeholders meeting to analyze the governance tools

32

T5.1

M5.1 Workshop on data and model sharing: existing data and models, strategic, technical and legal aspects

2

T5.1

M5.2 Selection of already existing standards for dataset description compliant with the EU INSPIRE directive

6

T5.1

M5.3 Circulation of a Framework of Agreement for data sharing to be signed by the partners

6

T5.2

M5.4 Workshop to define a framework for the development of inter-disciplinary case studies (how functional and management approaches will be integrated with economic evaluation and governance)

2

T5.2

M5.5 Workshops stressing integrated case studies and their links (during the annual project meeting)

12,24

T5.2

M5.6 Joint meeting event (with WP3 and WP4) to prepare the definition of management recommendations based on the results of the dynamic models, and the resilience and economic assessments

30