In phase III, experts from WG 2, 3 and 4 will join WG5, which will disseminate the results obtained during Phases I and II. In particular, the following activities will be undertaken:
During this last phase of the Action the dissemination of the scientific results will reach the academic policy, and the end-users communities. The target audience for the dissemination of the results from this Action are professionals involved in flood risk management:
The electronic discussion forum will play an important role in the co-ordination and work undertaken by each WG.
The technical workshops open to non-COST participants are considered an important aspect of FloodFreq and will ensure that the scientific knowledge generated during the Action will contribute to best-practice flood risk management in Europe, hence optimise the social and economic impact of the science. Note that a number of participants in FloodFreq represent institutions with operational responsibilities, thus enhancing the impact of this Action.
The Action web-site will be continuously updated throughout the Action and will provide easy access to reports on activities, progress and results. Through-out the duration of the Action, contacts will be established between the Action and both national and international flood risk managers. In the final Phase of the Action, a series of national workshops will be organised, allowing for direct dissemination of relevant results from the Action to the end-users. For the final workshop, both national and international end-users will be invited to participate.
In addition to meeting arranged specifically for this Action, scientific sessions, workshops and open-discussion forums will be organised as part of larger scientific conferences such as the General Assembly of the European Geosciences Union (EGU) (held annually).