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  • 2024

    D2.4 Stakeholder-informed research questions

    AUTHORS: Stephanie Briers | Bianca Vienni-Baptista
    SHORT DESCRIPTION:

    The DIAMOND project undertakes a transdisciplinary (TD) approach to update, expand, open, and develop scenarios for six Integrated Assessment Models, with the aim of addressing net zero emissions and sustainable development. WP2: Codesign leads this TD approach, which is broken down into three multi-stage phases: i) mutual understanding; ii) knowledge co-production; and iii) model co-ownership. Deliverable D2.4 presents the results of the first two out of three stages in “Phase 1: Toward Mutual Understanding”, which is based on the concept of “joint-problem framing” indicated by the TD scientific literature as the initial step within a fruitful stakeholder engagement plan. The aim and output of this phase is a set of stakeholder-informed research questions, which are co-created in three stages. Stage 1 is a familiarisation stage, aiming to find common ground among DIAMOND partners and their work. Stage 2 focuses on reaching mutual understanding of the goals and aims of the transdisciplinary approach to be implemented by DIAMOND partners. This Deliverable, D2.4, presents these two stages and concludes in actions falling under three themes. These themes include: (a) strengthening internal and external communities of practice, (b) focusing codesign activities, and (c) improving the effectiveness of stakeholder engagement. These outcomes will be picked up on in Stage 3, which commenced in January 2024 and will conclude Phase 1 of DIAMOND’s codesign process with the output of a final set of stakeholder-informed research questions, to be presented in Deliverable D2.5 (update of this deliverable).

    TAGS: WP2
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  • 2023

    D1.1 Quality Management Plan

    AUTHORS: Konstantinos Koasidis
    SHORT DESCRIPTION:

    The Quality Management Plan defines the quality policy and plan to be applied in the DIAMOND project. Its purpose is to establish the roles, procedures, metrics, and tools necessary to ensure that the DIAMOND project is implemented smoothly and that all project deliverables are of a high quality and of scientific value and that they are submitted to the EC services in time. Complying with the quality management procedures falls under the responsibility of the Project Coordinator, the Project Manager, the Quality Manager, the Work Package leaders, and the Task leaders. Effective channels of internal communication have been established since Month 1, enabling smooth exchange of all necessary information among project partners. A thorough quality procedure has been established: each project deliverable will be quality-reviewed by two to five internal reviewers (depending on the nature of the deliverable), before being revised accordingly and then reviewed and edited for a final time by an additional member of the management team from ICCS. This will ensure that the submitted deliverables adequately satisfy the quality criteria of clarity, completeness, accuracy, relevance, and technical compliance. Specific performance indicators have been set for which monitoring data will be collected regularly, aimed at fully informed reporting. Finally, a risk management plan has been put into place, consisting of the identification of the technical (research-oriented) and management (project implementation-related) risks.

    TAGS: WP1
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  • 2023

    D7.2 The DIAMOND Project CDE Plan

    AUTHORS: Georgia Polytanou
    SHORT DESCRIPTION:

    This report is the DIAMOND project’s initial strategy for the communication, dissemination, and exploitation (CDE) activities to relevant audiences. The report first defines the scope of communication, dissemination, and exploitation in the context of DIAMOND and sets the CDE targets of the project. The overall targets of the project include a tailored approach to convey the project’s key messages and efforts towards inclusive messages and communication means. The report also sets quantifiable indicators for specific activities that will be tracked throughout the duration of the project, such as achieving/publishing at least 10 articles and press releases in the project’s course. Next, the report identifies the project’s target audiences, which include modellers, researchers, policymakers and industries as well as NGOs and civil society. A multi-pronged selection of promotional channels/platforms is\ suggested, in order to more effectively target these varied populations. The promotional channels to reach project audiences include the project’s website, social media channels media (e.g., Twitter, LinkedIn, and Instagram), the I2AM PARIS platform, synergies with other relevant projects, open-access papers, and more. A visual identity and a logo for the project have been developed and have been used in the design of the project website and promotional materials including infographics and presentations. The plan concludes by reporting progress towards CDE indicators and outlining the next steps for improving dissemination. The CDE plan will be further updated in Months 18 and 34.

    TAGS: WP7
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  • 2023

    D2.1 Multi-layered stakeholder engagement strategy

    AUTHORS: Daniel Rodríguez Cassolà
    SHORT DESCRIPTION:

    The DIAMOND multi-layered stakeholder engagement strategy will accompany and enrich the research process by enabling the exploration of the multiplicity of perspectives on how models can address concerns from the target groups, attending carefully to differences, complexities, and range of variation in the data. This report provides a description of the heuristic cross-disciplinary integration methodology adopted in the project; illustrates the co-design process involving researchers (e.g., modellers, SSH researchers), policy makers, business, social and environmental stakeholders, and groups of citizens; and gives details on the stakeholder engagement plan. The report also provides examples of the macro-questions to trigger each stage of the dialogue loop between researchers and practitioners aiming to co-create and assess climate change neutralization actions, and the database structure for stakeholder engagement in strategic foresight.

    TAGS: WP2
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  • 2023

    D3.1 Model development strategy

    AUTHORS: Jon Samperdo
    SHORT DESCRIPTION:

    Integrated Assessment Models (IAMs) have historically been the dominant tools in climate policy assessment and the analysis of the implications of alternative global and/or regional scenarios. In DIAMOND, a coordinated effort will be undertaken to update, upgrade, expand, and integrate six different sector-wide IAMs. This deliverable first outlines generally perceived limitations of such models, and how interaction with stakeholders in the development process is important to improve the policy relevance of their outputs. To do so, an overview and a perceived model development plan within DIAMOND is provided for each model. This information has been gathered through a harmonised survey that was filled by all modelling teams and attached to this deliverable. The outputs of the survey show that all models plan to expand in both geographical and sectoral/technological coverage. Three out of six models (GCAM-Europe, CLEWs-EU, and OPEN-PROM) aim to represent the European Union (EU) by individual member states, while two other models (GEMINI-E3-EU and OMNIA) to make progress in the geographical detail in the EU as well. Three models (NEMESIS-World, OPEN-PROM, and OMNIA) are expanding coverage in the rest of the world. In terms of technological coverage, development strategies are also heterogenous, but with clear priorities for an improved representation of hydrogen technologies in all six models of the DIAMOND project as well as electricity storage technologies in four of the models. In terms of policy representation, a large part of newly developed representation will be focusing on trade policies, while all models will also be improved in terms of implementation of behavioural measures. 

    TAGS: WP3
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  • 2023

    D6.1 Open data management plan

    AUTHORS: Alexandros Nikas
    SHORT DESCRIPTION:

    This report documents the first version of the open Data Management Plan (DMP) of DIAMOND. The DMP currently includes an initial description of the data that will be used and generated during the project; a strategy and an allocation of resources and responsibilities for achieving Findable, Accessible, Interoperable, and Reusable (FAIR) data; and details on how we will ensure data security and correct handling of all ethical aspects. In parallel with this report, we have also developed a machine-actionable data management plan1 (maDMP) using the ARGOS service of OpenAIRE. The maDMP will be continuously updated with metadata for all project datasets that will be generated from project activities. The DMP report will also be frequently updated during the project (M18, M36). 

    TAGS: WP6
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  • 2023

    D7.1 DIAMOND Visual Identity and Website

    AUTHORS: Georgia Polytanou
    SHORT DESCRIPTION:

    The DIAMOND website will serve, according to the DoA, as a constant node aiming to present information on the project and disseminate its results, as well as act as a reference site with material and links related to the models produced and used, the themes analysed, other research projects and initiatives of relevance, and news on climate action and science. The development of the website is essential to the effective promotion of the project concept, progress, activities, results, and stakeholder engagement. The project’s progress and outcomes will be published online. Furthermore, the visual identity of DIAMOND will convey the message of what the project is about and will communicate objectives, methods, and expected results to stakeholders. This report provides a description of the website’s design requirements and development process, its structure, as well as reference screenshots of its main sections. It also showcases how the website aims to serve as the hub of the DIAMOND project communication strategy by acting as a consolidated portal for all project-related information and by connecting to all publications and materials created in connection with the project. What is more, this report presents in detail the visual identity of the project. The visual identity and the materials presented on the website will be updated as project needs to evolve. 

    TAGS: WP7
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