WP1: PROJECT MANAGEMENT
The main objective of this WP is to secure a proper coordination and management of the project. This will include:
i) Monitoring and managing the progress and quality of the project achievements.
ii) Ensuring good coordination and communication between WP’s and tasks.
iii) Liaison with other GeoEra projects
iv) Managing the project financial issues and risks.
Cyprien Habimana, Administrative officer
WP2: DISSEMINATION AND COMMUNICATION
The principal aim of WP2 is to ensure that the project and its results are disseminated and communicated to relevant audience and stakeholders. Moreover, WP2 will secure internal workflow and communication among the partners. EuroLithos is relevant to many different stakeholders making it challenging to involve interested parties. We will try to solve this by putting extra effort into stakeholder communication with several tools such as including “stakeholder day” at annual projects meeting and through promotional products for the general audience. Case studies, methods and practices that will be developed in the project deserve proper scientific publishing. Thus, we will create a volume of peer-reviewed papers from the project to be published after the project end.
WP3: ATLAS OF EUROPEAN ORNAMENTAL STONES
The target of WP3 is to develop a first edition of an Atlas of European Ornamental Stones and to integrate this into the European Raw Materials Knowledge Base (EURMKB) in close connection with the GeoEra Information Platform. The Atlas will identify, collect and harmonize existing available data on the provenance of European Ornamental Stones. Focus will be on the geology, available resources, prospective areas, quarrying sites and competing land uses with emphasis on those that may threaten the resource. In addition, a directory of quarrying districts and sites will be established for the European Ornamental Stones.
WP4: DIRECTORY OF ORNAMENTAL STONE PROPERTIES
The main objective of this WP is to develop a European “identity card” for ornamental stone, providing basic information regarding their composition, physical properties and “performance in use” criteria. The “identity card” will form the core of a European directory (or database) of ornamental stone properties. While the Atlas will address the geological and geographical distribution of ornamental stone, the “identity card” will represent the technical characterization of each stone. Another goal of WP4 is to develop guidelines for using the directory and to test the directory for selected partner countries.
Lead: IGME - Gr
WP5: ORNAMENTAL STONE HERITAGE
Work package 5 aims at establishing tools to assess the value of dimensional stone resources. This will contribute to better maintenance of stone-built heritage, better conditions for SME’s and better protection of stone resources in land-use planning. The work will address three aspects of stone heritage; the intrinsic value of stone quarries and quarry landscapes, the value of stones from their use in stone-built heritage, and the traditional crafts. This will result in three guidelines, one on each aspect. At least two case studies will be performed on each aspect, used for demonstrating, testing and illustrating the guidelines.
WP6: LINK TO INFORMATION PLATFORM
This work package (WP6) will secure the integration of the information structure generated by EuroLithos with the Information Platform (IP). Specifically, WP6 will identify and discuss requirements in close dialogue with the IP team and ensure that the principles and guidelines provided by the IP-project is followed and implemented. Finally, WP6 will assess the use of UNFC geology axis for ornamental stone resource classification.