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Monthly Progress: No.5 January 2015

Core objective: OUTREACH

Indicator: Quantitative stakeholder outreach
Metrics: Website
Number of visits by type of stakeholders: total: 735

of which 27.5% from the US, 60.3% from the project area (19.5% PT, 17.3% ES, 13.9% FR, 8.6% UK, 1% IE), and the rest from other countries.
Number of exchanges on website forums:
Twitter
CORE TEAM: 593 tweets 203 followers
ES: 188 tweets 70 followers
FR: 2725 tweets 220 followers
IE: 76 tweets 63 followers
PT: 27 tweets 14 followers
UK 87 tweets 52 followers
Linkedin
Total members of the group: 19
New members of the group: 4
Metrics: Events
Number and type of stakeholders contacted/invited to project events: 15, including: European interregional networks, local authorities, regional authorities, regional development and innovation agencies, a national territorial observatory, a national oceanographic and hydrographical institute.
Number of events attended by focal points: 14
Metrics: Relationship-building
Number and type of stakeholder contacts:

ES >30 Type: National authorities, cluster representatives, local authorities, regional authorities, European interregional associations.
FR >80 Type: Small and medium ports authorities, local ports association, chambers of commerce, European interregional networks, local authorities, regional authorities, regional development and innovation agencies, national territorial observatory, national oceanographic and hydrographical institute, national federation for leisure ports.
IE >30 Type: Horizon2020 National Contact Point, business networks, private companies, public research institutions, marine SMEs, marine renewable industry association, chamber of commerce.
PT >10 Type: Academia, industry associations/sector representatives, local, regional and national authorities.
UK >40 Type: Regional economic delivery agencies, a regional forum bringing together stakeholders from marine leisure, conservation, aquaculture, fishing, transport, industry and public bodies, government representatives, the Atlantic network of municipalities.
Metrics: Helpdesk
Number and type of stakeholder queries registered: 7
Metrics: Communication products
Number of brochures and videos disseminated: 1,350 (brochures)
Type of stakeholders reached: 250 participants in the Atlantic Stakeholders event (Porto, PT); French, Irish, Spanish, Portuguese and British stakeholders.

Core objective: PRO-ACTIVE PROJECT DEVELOPMENT

Indicator: Stakeholder project support
Metrics:
Number of alerts concerning funding opportunities: 7

Core objective: SOUND AND EFFICIENT PROJECT MANAGEMENT

Indicator: Project overall project management
Metrics: Compliance of activities/outputs undertaken with the Inception report, work plan and timetable: the project is being implemented within schedule.
  • The focal points are attending not only local bat also national events, engaging with stakeholders, collecting queries, and preparing contributions to the 5 national events to be organised by them in France, Ireland, Portugal, Spain and the United Kingdom during the first half of 2015.
  • The project website and social media collaborative tools are constantly updated and enriched with content.
Metrics: Adherence of the Support Team activities to the project ‘history’ on Basecamp (to-do lists, milestones, events):

Core objective: POSITIVE REACTION AND RESPONSES PROVIDED TO CHANGES AND ISSUES

Indicator: Risk and change management
Metrics: Continuous listing/recording and analysis of risks and challenges identified:
The only risk registered during this period concerns low participation at national Focal Point events.
Metrics: Disappearance/control of risks resulting from mitigating actions undertaken:
A specific plan to improve planning, communication, coordination and logistics has been developed and is being implemented.