The dissemination and communication activities are critical to maximize the impact of the project through proactive promotion of its objectives and methods and, in particular aiming at the exploitation of the design tools which will be produced and released. The consortium decided that all dissemination, communication, training and education activities will be reported and evaluated at the end of each year of the project. This document is the first annual report on dissemination and communication activities regarding DTOceanPlus. It corresponds to the deliverable D9.3.
During this first year of project, actions were exclusively dedicated to raising awareness of DTOceanPlus’ objectives, results, benefits, use and applicability through diverse channels to all interested parties.
Project website appears as the main channel for information dissemination, but social media are proving to be valuable assets in generating traffic on the dtoceanplus.eu. Mainstream media are a good way to reach the general public. Press conferences should help in improving impacts. DTOceanPlus was presented in several meetings, workshops and conferences at regional and international levels. The promotion of the project through events will be intensified during second year of DTOceanPlus thanks to communication on the first achievements. Because the α version of the tools is still under development, all actions regarding scientific papers submission, data set deposits and training activities are planned or in preparation. Most of them will be implemented in 2020.