During 10th and 11th May 2016 the Kick-off meeting of the project VISCA (Vineyards Integrated Smart Climate Application) took place in the premises of CAVAS CODORNIU (Sant Sadurní d’Anoia, Barcelona, Spain), Spanish end-user and partner. The kick-off meeting was celebrated in order to introduce all partners, explain general and specific objectives of every Work Package, and define the next 6-12 months actions and activities. The first day was devoted to the presentation of partners, presentation of EC programme and initiatives on climate service by the Project Officer, as well as explanation of all WPs: WP1: Project Management, WP2: Climatic & Agricultural Data, WP3: Climate service and mobile application, WP4: Demonstration and WP5: Exploitation, Dissemination and Communication
The second day was devoted to the definition of end user’s requirements and actions to integrate WP2, WP3 and WP4.
The objective of this deliverable is the reporting of the outcomes of the end-user requirement analysis, providing their identified needs for the overall project; in particular, the requirements they need with respect to models and Decision Support System (DSS). First, a description of each pilot plot together with the technique to apply is made for every pilot site: Spain, Italy and Portugal. With this information, which is the basis of the requirements, and taking into account the models that will run and feed the DSS (meteorological, phenological, irrigation, etc.), the overall information flow of the system has been outlined. The data managed by the DSS are in 3 macro categories: Initial User Inputs, Monitoring, and User Feedback, for which requirements have been compiled in Table 4, according to end-users needs. Further, Monitoring data has been subdivided according to these categories: short term weather forecast, medium-term weather forecast, seasonal forecast, phenological and irrigation models. Initial User Inputs are used to set the initial conditions for the models, while User Feedbacks to validate their outcomes and fine-tune next iterations. Finally, the use cases and end-user requirement, which have been co-created with and validated by the project end-users, are listed for the CS-DSS are listed in Tables 5 and 6, respectively
The current document presents the specifications of VISCA project website, the different sections it contains and contents. The outline of the website was previously suggested by SEMIDE and reviewed by VISCA partners. The URL of the website is (www.visca.eu), and it has the purpose of disseminating information about the project objectives, the involved partners, demonstration, technology, dissemination activities and other relevant information related to the project. The targeted audience of the document is the project consortium (partners), in order to ease the plan for their contribution to the website’s content.
The Communication and Dissemination plan (D5.2) gives an overview on the whole communication and dissemination activities to be carried out by VISCA consortium. It defines the dissemination objectives, key messages, target audiences, as well as specific objectives for each identified target group. In addition, D5.2 identifies the dissemination channels to be used, promotional materials as well as the training workshops. Details on the financial & human resources and timing are provided. The annex of the document provides more details on the stakeholders targeted by WP5 ‘Exploitation, Dissemination and Communication’.
Finally, this plan is conducted in order to achieve the maximum impact and reach the relevant audiences. All partners in VISCA partners are expected to use it as a guideline for their dissemination activities throughout the duration of the project.
The Data Management Plan describes the VISCA data management life cycle for the data to be collected, processed and/or generated by the project. It will be used as a standard data guideline for the project consortium to ensure interoperability and possible sharing for public of dataset generated by the project. Ethics requirements are also addressed under this deliverable.
This project has received funding from the European Union's Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 730253.