The aim of the Work Package is to ensure a successful delivery of the project. The objectives are: a) To set up and ensure a strong management structure; b) To coordinate the activities in the project, assure deadlines are met, implement attenuation measures in case of delays or deviations from the original plans and ensure all necessary communication and flow of inputs among work packages and partners is effective and efficient; c) To ensure effective administrative management (reporting, budgets, and payments); d) To administer ethics and data management and promote gender equality.
The aim of this work Package is to ensure technical coordination and alignment of the overall AquaINFRA technical architecture, and the integration and interoperability with related projects and initiatives. It is an objective to integrate directly with EOSC to facilitate the usage of and integration with the EOSC-Core components and services and with EOSC Exchange. It is further an objective to be interoperable with the solutions from the emerging Digital Twin of the Ocean community and to ensure both that AquaINFRA can use DTO solutions and that AquaINFRA will provide FAIR data and models into the DTO community.
The objective of WP3 is to co-design an EOSC-compliant pilot service that allows AquaINFRA users to seamlessly and easily find and access harmonised data from 1) the diverse set of Pan-European and national metadata catalogues and 2) existing data infrastructures which host marine and freshwater data, as well as associated Earth system science, socioeconomic and biodiversity data. Piloting focuses on the data requirements set in the Use Cases but creates solutions that are scalable to generic AquaINFRA data needs.
The goal of WP4 is to develop an interactive platform (AIP) that enables the access to data and services. Subsequently, physical, chemical, and biological connectivity as well as Earth Observations will be integrated across the European hydrography as a standard feature in the EOSC services and data with an aquatic perspective. This will be done via the development of tools which will ensure that teleconnections and temporal lag-effects given the longitudinal and lateral connectivity in the data regarding, e.g., hydrologic or pollution events are accounted for, and allow moving beyond state-of-the-art by analysing Earth system science, socio-economic and biodiversity aspects from an aquatic perspective in concert.
Demonstrate the use of the components and services provided by WP2, WP3 and WP4 with actual use cases in the Baltic Sea, the North Sea, and the Mediterranean regions, seamlessly integrating data services from freshwater to open marine areas “Source-to-Sea" and on the pan-European level. Utilise the training material provided by WP6.
Engage with the marine and freshwater research communities contributing to restoring healthy oceans, seas, coastal and inland waters to build capacity in using and contributing to EOSC services, thereby making open and FAIR data the new norm in this domain and fostering EOSC's development into a trusted research and innovation data space and service platform.
To maximise the impact of the project’s results through engaging and targeted communication, dissemination, and exploitation activities across all WPs. To facilitate the optimal use of the AquaINFRA research results in science and policymaking supporting the overall goal of obtaining healthy oceans, seas coastal and inland waters.