The SO WHAT Project celebrated its fifth General Assembly meeting online on 30 April, 2021, when all the partners gathered to assess the work carried out during the first 24 months of the project, and to plan on the next steps.
The new SO WHAT Project Officer Olav Luyckx, Project Manager at the European Climate, Infrastructure and Environment Executive Agency (CINEA), also joined the meeting to introduce himself, greet all the partners and do a brief follow up on the work progress and upcoming activities.
The main activities performed during this period laid down the theoretical framework of the project regarding data handling, technologies and mapping, and defined the architecture and functionalities of the tool. This set the basis for the tool development, which is currently undergoing, and for the composition of the different modules, which are being integrated.
The upcoming tasks were also presented, and their implementation discussed. They mainly revolve around finalising the development of the tool, its testing and validation, which will be boosted through the promotion and enlargement of the stakeholders community involved in the project. Moreover, an assessment will be carried out to understand the impact of the SO WHAT tool and a set of lessons learnt from different perspectives in its development will be collected. This, together with a refinement of the exploitation strategy, will enhance the replicability of the project outcomes and the continued utilisation of the tool once the project is completed.