Three groups and end users are targeted with PERGAMON
. These are (i) scientific groups from universities, institutes and governmental agencies; (ii) policy makers at national and EU-level and (iii) the general public.
- Within the scientific community PERGAMON will be of benefit to colleagues who work in the various scientific fields of the Action. The interdisciplinary nature of the problem area involves numerous scientific disciplines ranging from geology and earth sciences to biology, chemistry and physics. As such many small and large research programs are currently addressing various aspects of this research field, but the dissemination of knowledge between scientific fields and different research programs is frequently limited. PERGAMON will contribute to a better coordination of current research efforts and also to establishing future, multidisciplinary research programs that address the Action's objectives. In particular, the Action will target young researchers in order to ensure that its ultimate goal to establish long-term collaboration and long-term monitoring stations in the Arctic- can be met.
- Policy makers on national and EU funding levels are another target group that this Action aims to inform about the current and planned national and international projects. Policy and decision makers on a political level will be informed about the Action results and this new knowledge is expected to help implement new policies.
- The Action will also support the establishment of a database with all relevant data from the Arctic region, such as gas-hydrate and permafrost occurrences, location of known and inferred seep sites, marine and terrestrial methane flux measurements, etc.
Various well established methods of dissemination will be used in this Action.
- A public and internal website will be established and used for communication and dissemination of scientific and technical developments, meeting and conference reports, data sharing, etc. .
- The public website provides information on:
- the Action; its organization and main output; the working groups and details of forthcoming meetings
- links to other PERGAMON-related websites
- links to Action-related web-pages/serves providing data
- The internal website provides details of:
- Minutes of meetings
- Results of joint field campaigns
- Drafts of manuscripts
- E-mail circulars for and of the MC and WGs
- Meetings/workshops and conferences : Two conferences will be held at Action mid-point and its end. The two conferences integrate all WGs for reporting their progress with respect to their objectives and goals. Working Group meetings occur more regularly and constitute the backbone for achieving the scientific tasks and objectives.
- Action Reports are produced every year summarizing the undertaken activities and present important scientific results; they will list the objectives and results of the STSMs and give an update on recent scientific developments by the partners. At the end, a final report will be compiled including the 4th yearly report.
- Scientific publications: Results achieved from scientific work will be published in highly ranked scientific journals. Where applicable (e.g. if work has been conducted in one area repeatedly and the combination of different disciplines shines new light on specific questions), special Issues are considered as an appropriate dissemination method.
- Scientific short courses are held before or after the two scheduled conferences and around WG meetings if applicable. They aim to transfer knowledge towards early-stage researchers but also to inform scientists from other fields about latest results, technological limitations and possibilities and ways for future collaboration.