Dissemination Meeting in Oslo, Norway

Location: Terzaghi library NGI – Oslo

https://www.ngi.no/eng/About-NGI/Contact/NGI- Oslo-How- to-find- us/Transport-accomodation


Date: 1-2 September 2016


Main Objective:

Decide on what type of product to deliver and disseminate to DG-ECHO. Work out a dissemination strategy.


Secondary Objectives:

  • Illuminate the different possible hazard metrics
  • Describe the methods needed for quantifying the different metrics, including feasibility within the project scope
  • Discuss how to disseminating the use of different metrics, including their uncertainties
  • Make a plan for implementation

Preliminary program day 1 (timing and topics should be flexible)

Time Thursday September 1
9.00 – 9.30 Welcome
Block I:

9.30 – 10.45

Overview of all possible hazard metrics

·       Short presentation of the different possible hazard metrics (offshore water height, shoreline water height, run-up inundation heights, inundation maps etc., treatment of tides, other risk measures such as flow velocities, flow heights and momentum fluxes). Draw from some similar experience in GAR.

·       Discuss the relevance of the different hazard metrics.

·       How could we see the hazard metrics used, and how can they be misused?

·       Make a list of which kind of metrics we would optimally like to communicate to the Commission and other users

10.45-11.00 Coffee break
Block II:


Computational aspects:

·       For each hazard metric discuss the needed computational strategy

·       Discuss feasibility aspects – efforts needed in terms of computational cost and human resources (implementation etc)

·       Quantification of uncertainty

·       Discuss specific challenges related to computing the different metrics

·       Revise the product list

12.30-13.30 Lunch break
Block III:


Communication of the results to the users:

·       Possible misuse of data.

·       What should be available to who?

·       Explaining what the data means

·       Explaining how the data are meant to be used and how not to be used.

·       Hazard and risk communication explanatory text at web pages or any other dissemination.

·       Ways of amending misuse, online tools etc.

·       Disaggregation, exemplifying through scenarios?

·       Feasibility, what can be achieved within the resources of the project

15.30-16.00 Coffee break
Block IV:


Direct dissemination of results, result exchange platforms etc.

·       Discuss possible ways of presenting the results

·       Web platforms

·       Mapping tools

·       Data downloads

·       Feasibility, what can be achieved within the resources of the project

19.00 Social Dinner

Preliminary program day 2 (timing and topics should be flexible)

Block V:

9.30 – 12.30


(Coffee break 10.45-11.00)

Plan for implementation

·       Wrap up from day 1

·       Distribute tasks, set up a detailed plan

·       Timeline

·       Role of the project participants implementing the results, i) technically ii) on the dissemination platforms

·       Role of expert panel

·       Role of the external reviewers

·       Role of the sanity checkers

12.30-13.30 Lunch break
Block VI:

13.30-15.30 (or longer if feasible)

AOB – e.g.

·       Techniques for run-up and maximum shoreline estimation

·       Making crude inundation maps using GIS tools?

·       Source treatment

·       Gaussian weighting schemes

·       Hazard calculations

·       …