OCEANIDS 1st Plenary Meeting: A Milestone in Helsinki

May 30-31, 2024 

The OCEANIDS project’s first plenary meeting in beautiful Helsinki, held on May 30-31, 2024, brought together great minds and productive discussions. This hybrid event, co-organized by the Finnish Meteorological Institute (FMI) and Geosystems Hellas S.A. (GSH), provided a platform for in-depth discussions on project management, communication, stakeholder engagement, and dissemination strategies.

Day 1: Dynamic Sessions and Site Visits

Day one was packed with dynamic sessions covering various aspects of the project. Key areas of focus included:

· WP1 Project Management: Highlighting overall progress, submitted deliverables, and future actions.

· WP6 Communication and Dissemination: Reviewing strategies, achievements, and future plans.

· WP2 Stakeholder Identification and Engagement: Discussing methodologies and progress, including an upcoming workshop in 2025.

Participants also toured the stunning workspace of the Finnish Meteorological Institute, and admired their incredible achievements. A visit to the Port of Helsinki revealed its impressive operations and cutting-edge sustainability initiatives. The day ended with a relaxing evening by the picturesque Finnish coast, perfect for reflection and networking.

Day 2: Technical Talks and Future Planning

Day two dove deep into technical talks, focusing on data and services federation and curation for Work Package 3. Although Technical Work Packages 4 and 5 are yet to kick off, the discussions provided valuable insights and suggestions to guide future work.The meeting also featured an open discussion and Q&A session, fostering a collaborative and innovative spirit among all participants.

Looking Ahead

The OCEANIDS project’s first plenary meeting was a significant milestone, setting the stage for future advancements in Climate-Informed Maritime Spatial Planning and integrated seascape management. The participation and dedication of all partners were crucial in making this event a success.

A huge thank you to everyone involved, especially GEOSYSTEMS HELLAS S.A., Finnish Meteorological Institute, and the Port of Helsinki for their valuable contributions. We look forward to more milestones and collaborations in the OCEANIDS journey.

Stay tuned for more exciting updates as we continue our journey!

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