WP 0. Scientific and administrative project management

Activity 0.1. Organise the project in terms of scientific and administrative requirements. Organise consortium meetings twice a year.

April 2016: 2nd project meeting and south-north expert exchange

The Ethiopian LARIMA teams from Ambo University and EIAR-NFALRC visited Austria from April 22nd to April 29th 2016. A comprehensive excursion programme took the Ethiopian and Austrian team to

  • The Water Cluster Lunz and the Biological Station Lunz, in interuniversity research center for basic and applied research on aquatic ecosystems (www.wcl.ac.at). At the WCL, the team observed teaching and practical training in general hydrobiology, given by BOKU to master students
  • A fish hatchery in Gaming (Lower Austria), guided by Dr. Rafaela Schinegger
  • The sewage treatment plant at Trumau, a village in Lower Austria, and a small hydropower plant nearby, guided by Dr. Otto Moog and the team from the sewage treatment plant
  • The „Danube island“ (a 21 km long island, contructed in the River Danube for flood protection, nowadays used a large recreation area), guided by Dr Thomas Ofenböck (City of Vienna, MA45)
  • The hydropower plant Freudenau in Vienna, guided by Dr. Herwig Waidbacher

The second project meeting was held after the excursion programme, to review project progress and discuss upcoming work. DI Elke Stinnig from the donor OEAD/APPEAR also joined the meeting and infomred the team about publication strategy and reporting needs.

October 2015: Kick Off Meeting

The first LARIMA project meeting took place in Ambo from October 14th to 16th.
The team discussed all upcoming work in detail. The main focus laid on those workpackages which started in the first project year. Activities were specified, responsibilities and deadlines were agreed. Reporting and financial management needs were discussed and delivery dates were fixed to have a common understanding of the project time table.
A one-day field trip to Chillimo forest was made. The team visited the pre-selected study sites and discussed bioassessment and related topics on-site.