Outreach tools and knowledge transfer
Knowledge transfer is the process which facilitates the
dissemination and exchange of research-based knowledge, expertise
and skills between the project and the user of its results.
As the VECTORS project covers such a complex array of sectoral
interests, the key to the success of the project will be ensuring
that the links between all the areas of interest are explored and
elucidated and then effectively communicated to the relevant
Therefore the overall aim of VECTORS knowledge transfer and
dissemination activities is to communicate the science of VECTORS
to target groups and promote its use in the wider management,
policy and user communities to influence and support the European
Marine Strategy Framework Directive, European Maritime Policy, the
Common Fisheries Policy and EU implementation of the IMO Ballast
Water Management Convention.
VECTORS will undertake a wide variety of knowledge transfer and
dissemination activities including:
Information sheets describing the key findings and outputs from
An electronic newsletter giving the latest information on the
progress of the project
The database provides contact details for organisations, policy
makers, stakeholders and individuals who have a
potential interest in the scientific outputs of VECTORS. To
add entries to the database please complete the template and e-mail it to Jenny Lockett,
The database is not intended to provide details of people
involved in the VECTORS project, there is a list of project partners available for this purpose.
The Reference User Group will facilitate communication with
A training school will be organised to ensure that the VECTORS
interdisciplinary research legacy is properly established in the
marine research community, particularly the new generation of
Ecosystem Services Summer School
A summer school will be organised which focusses on providing
training on marine ecosystem services and their valuation, as
explored through VECTORS.
VECTORS will arrange at least one major public event for
communication of the broad results of the project to stakeholders
and will also aim to hold special themed sessions at major
international meetings. Regional seas workshops will be used as an
opportunity for regional public events. Products from VECTORS meetings are available to
download for VECTORS partners.
VECTORS will spread scientific excellence through publications
in high ranking scientific journals.