The structured adopted for the project management, with its project office and the Steering Committee, has proven quite effective in monitoring the project planning and progress, thus ensuring that deadlines were met, and that all project reports were submitted timely.
Several project meetings were organized, and all documentation has been made available on the project web site.
Ifremer participated to European Commission meeting and workshops on ESFRI research infrastructures and has provided regular inputs on progress and issues to the European Commission. Ifremer, as project Coordinator has managed the budget, prepared the financial and administrative reports for the Commission, and transferred to the partners their share of the Commission grant.
Different communication activities have been carried out. Brochures, posters and a Euro-Argo movie (DVD) were prepared. The Euro-Argo movie is a 10 minutes movie that provides a comprehensive description of Euro-Argo and its application. It features interviews of the contributors and stakeholders (GMES, DG research).
A consortium agreement (CA) has been prepared, and endorsed by the Contractors. It has served as
the basis of the CA signed by the Consortium to carry on the Euro-Argo activities in the interim period from the end of the project (June 2011) to the establishment of the ERIC.