ASTRA Kick Off Meeting Hamburg October 26-28, 2005

Agenda Day 1

11:00 Welcome Ralf Erat,TuTech GmbH, Michael Staudt, GTK
11:05 Tour de table Partner presentation
11:15 The SEAREG project as an entry point for the ASTRA project. Philipp Schmidt-Thomé, GTK
11:45 Introduction to the ASTRA project- Structure, Partnership, Case studies. Michael Staudt, GTK
12:15 - Lunch break -
13:15 Regional Impacts of Small Scale Assessment of Climate Change
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Dr. Jürgen Kropp, PIK Klaus Eisenack, PIK
14:15 Lessons learnt from Interreg III B programmes Prof. Dr. Walter Leal, TuTech Innovation GmbH
14:30 WP1: Adaptation strategies for Regional planning purposes; Introduction to the WP Content; work plan Michael Staudt, GTK
15:00 - Coffee break -

Individual case study presentations

15:30 Consequences of climate change in the Oder/Odra estuary region Dr. habil. Gerald Schernewski, IOW Holger Janssen
15:45 Climate change in the Gdansk Region Jakub Zmuda, Szymon Uscinowisz, PGI, Gdansk
16:00 Case studies in Lithuania: climate change impacts on Klaipeda city and Curonian Spit Elena Talockaite, ECAT
16:15 Climate change and case studies in Latvia Laila Kule, University of Riga
Agrita Briede, University of Riga
Maris Klavins
16:30 Climate change and case studies in Estonia & ASTRA Programme 2005 - 2007 on the Geological Survey of Estonia (EGK) + Are Kont, Tallinn Pedagogical University; Jaan Kivisillä, Valter Petersell, Geological Survey of Estonia; Sten Suuroja
16:45 Climate change effects in the Pirkanmaa Region Dr. Tom Frisk, Pirkanmaa Environmental Centre
17:00 Case studies in Finland (Espoo, Raahe, Kokkola)
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Hilkka Kallio, Satu Putkinen, GTK; Mervi Romppanen, City of Espoo; Juhani Hannila, City of Kokkola
17:15 Proposal of WP leaders, country co-ordinators, discussion

Agenda Day 2

Morning Session / Work Package 1

09:00 WP 2: Dissemination, Introduction to the WP, Content, work plan Michael Staudt, GTK
09:30 SEAREG Decision Support Frame (DSF) and its integration in the ASTRA project Johannes Klein, GTK
10:00 Detailed project work plan: Input for Milestone 1 Michael Staudt, GTK
10:30 - Coffee break -
11:00 ASTRA website & Newsletter, Project leaflet, Publications Michael Staudt, GTK, Jochen Kilian, Tutech Innovation GmbH
11:30 Proposal of WP leaders, Discussion
12:00 - Lunch break -

Afternoon Session / Work Package 3

13:00 WP 3: Development of Policies and Adaptation Strategies Introduction to the WP, Content, work plan Lasse Peltonen, CURS/YTK
13:30 Winter storm study ?purpose and common methodology Samuli Lehtonen & Simo Häänpåå, CURS/YTK
14:15 - Coffee break -
14:45 Analysis of adaptation policies in the Baltic Sea Region Lasse Peltonen, CURS/YTK
15:15 Discussion, Proposals for WP 3
16:00 Boat trip to Hamburg Habour, lecture Dirk-Uwe Spengler, Environmental Emergency Response Unit, Hamburg, State Ministry of Urban Development and Environment
18:30 Project dinner at Landungsbrücken

Agenda Day 3

Financial issues day

09:00 Introduction to the Financial Management of Interreg IIIB Project
  • Welcome
  • Programme Manual and General Regulation of Interreg IIIB
  • Interreg III B Bookkeeping requirements
Financial News from Rostock Joint Secretariat
Henna Koskiniemi, GTK
09:50 Eligible costs and Budget
  • Personnel costs including indirect employee costs and overheads
  • Other costs
  • Budget reallocation
Henna Koskiniemi, GTK
10:30 - Coffee break -
10:50 Reporting & Auditing
  • Internal reporting Forms
  • Financial Progress Report and Activity Report
  • Required additional information to the Report
  • Reporting Deadlines
  • Auditing
  • Payment schedule and Bank accounts
  • Free discussion on all issues
Henna Koskiniemi, GTK
12:05 - Lunch break -
13:05 Cost Follow-up, Agreement & Communication
  • Internal Cost and WP follow-up
  • Consortium Agreement
  • Internal Communication
  • Questions ? Answers
Henna Koskiniemi, GTK


 

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