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Work Packages and Deliverables

This page shares information about the specific Work Packages and corresponding Deliverables of the EcoAdapt project.  

Finalized Deliverables have a summary in PDF next to them indicating that you may request a full version from Mariela Morales moralesm@catie.ac.cr.  While most of the Deliverables are for public dissemination, those that are in gray italics below are protected due to the sensitive materials that they may contain.


Work Package 1: Knowledge sharing with a critical stance/critical learning culture.
An effective learning process translates into behavioral changes that facilitate adaptation to a changing environment and changing needs. Such effective and integral learning processes are constructed on existing knowledge, skills, values and attitudes. The general approach for this work package is on co-learning: a reiterative process of mutual learning events between scientists and change agents (knowledge sharing workshops), mixed with field learning events between agents and local stakeholders relevant for the sustainable management and use of hydrological services and resources. 

  Deliverable 1.1: Report on knowledge sharing workshops:
FileSummary 1.1

  Deliverable 1.2: Report on field learning activities.  FileSummary 1.2
Work Package 2: Filling knowledge gaps about the context. Information required for making adaptation decisions and  implementing adaptation strategies depends greatly on its credibility and legitimacy in the particular social-institutional context within which it is used. This work package will help generate credible and relevant information for action-research to support climate adaptation decisions in the project sites. It will do so by analyzing the context of intervention using participatory approaches that integrate local knowledge into the analysis. This work package has two main objectives: first, to fill knowledge gaps about the decision-making context, social-institutional relationships and social-ecological dynamics in the sites in which action-research will take place; and second, to provide practical information required to support climate change adaptation decisions in the project sites.   Deliverable 2.1: Knowledge sharing IT platform using semantic technology online, and training material for change agents.  FileSummary 2.1
Deliverable 2.2
: Report on existing knowledge, data, and gaps concerning landscape management for EBA for each landscape.  FileSummary 2.2
  Deliverable 2.3: Document stating research objectives and results expected from RTDs by CSOs, including an annex on the validated tools, methods and methodologies to be used in sites.           FileSummary 2.3
  Deliverable 2.4: Working paper on socio-institutional context.   
File Summary 2.4

  Deliverable 2.5: Working paper on socio-ecological dynamics.
FileSummary 2.5

Work Package 3: Participative exploratory scenario development.
The main thrust of this WP is to implement action-research with participatory exploratory scenario analysis with the help of simulation and evaluation models. We will build on the trend that is becoming known as the story-and-simulation approach, as formalized by Alcamo (2001) for the European Environmental Agency. This approach combines qualitative and quantitative scenario-building by a multi-stakeholder panel. The qualitative component ensures that as many viewpoints and possible futures are expressed, independently of availability of data or restrictive assumptions. Model calculation help maintain the consistency of scenarios and specify plausible ranges for drivers and effects. The iterative approach of panel review and revision enhances joint learning and ownership of the scenarios produced, thus their credibility and legitimacy. Close interactions with WP4 ensures the social validation of the story lines and of the modeled scenarios. WP3 will produce a portfolio of robust, plausible, and socially-validated scenarios and models as entry points for the backcasting planning of WP4. The models and visualizations will be mobilized in WP4 to simulate the effects of selected innovations and strategies.
  Deliverable 3.1: Working paper on multidimensional valuation of scenarios, based on portfolio of theories of change, indicators, and scenarios for all study sites.  
FileSummary 3.1
  Deliverable 3.2: Working paper on the Generic modeling platform.
 FileSummary 3.2
Deliverable 3.3
: Technical manuals about implemented models: User’s manuals and tutorials for models implemented for project sites to enable future use by CSOs.  
FileSummary 3.3
  Deliverable 3.4: Working paper on sequential decision-making analysis, taking into account irreversibility and uncertainty. FileSummary 3.4
  Deliverable 3.5: Working paper on social dynamics during S&S. 
FileSummary 3.5

Work Package 4: Design adaptation strategies and implement key adaptation measures.
In this task, we adopt a more normative approach (i.e. where we would like to go) while WP3 has an exploratory focus (i.e. where the system might go). Participatory scenario development can be more efficient if developed in a small group of participants (Few et al., 2006). This motivated the choice in WP3 of working essentially with a core group of S&S teams (i.e. mainly modelers) and S&S panels (representatives of society). However, public debates might be needed to search for larger social support for adaptation plans to be, besides technically robust, socially feasible and salient. At its initial stages, WP4 is conceived to promote social validation at the interface between the S&S panel and the public through open consultation on desirable and undesirable futures and adaptation measures, uncertainties and risks associated, expression of identities, etc. While WP3 will be developing scenarios backed by models that include presence or absence of adaptation options to explore possible futures, WP4 will produce a clear road map to implement the adaptation strategies and provide initial support to start their implementation. While the core of WP3 lies on a “neutral” brainstorming exercise, WP4 emphasizes on the values people put on the future and on the factors that would get them there.
Deliverable 4.1
: Working Paper on social issues expressed during public debates.  File Summary 4.1
Deliverable 4.2
: Report of public validation of scenarios. FileSummary 4.2

  Deliverable 4.3: Reports on implementation of adaptation strategy in pilot communities. FileSummary 4.3
Deliverable 4.4
: Working paper on Cross-site analysis of EBA adaptation. FileSummary 4.4

  Deliverable 4.5: Report on changes in consortium network. 
Work Package 5: Dissemination of project results.
This work package analyses experiences across sites and in the consortium in order to disseminate key lessons in the consortium and beyond and provide policy recommendations. It focuses on interpreting and disseminating project results into local, national and regional debates: local adaptation planning and solutions, key uncertainties and variables driving changes affecting EHS in participants landscapes, as well as key institutional barriers and social and economic incentives.
  Deliverable 5.1: Dissemination material for project sites, including pamphlets, educational material, short videos, radio and TV broadcast, and newspapers articles, according to dissemination and use plan. 
File Summary 5.1
  Deliverable 5.2: Dissemination material for national and international audience. File Summary 5.2
  Deliverable 5.3: Report of the International meeting to be held in Spain with the MMFN. File
  Deliverable 5.4: Report on upscaling EcoAdaptFile Summary 5.4
  Deliverable 5.5: Concept notes for funding strategy in project sites. 
Work Package 6: Adaptive project management.
This WP is defined by the steering committee to pilot the project and address all unexpected situations and risks from scientific, environmental, technological, societal or political perspectives to ensure that CSOs interests are adhered to.

  Deliverable 6.1: Periodic budget execution reports. File Summary 6.1
  Deliverable 6.2: IPR procedures and labellingFile Summary 6.2
  Deliverable 6.3: Reports on project M&EFile Summary 6.3
  Deliverable 6.4: Synthetic internal annual reportsFile Summary 6.4
  Deliverable 6.5: Project Website and communication tool.  File Summary 6.5
  Deliverable 6.6: Periodic reports on Gender, ethics and riskFile Summary 6.6
Marybell muñoz ajiaco,
10 Apr 2015, 09:30
Mariela Morales,
30 Jul 2015, 10:30
Marybell muñoz ajiaco,
25 Feb 2015, 06:50