h2020-P-TRAP

Deliverables and milestones

Deliverables and milestones are common tools to determine and verify the progress and measure the outcome of a project. They should be meaningful in terms of the project´s objectives and are normally constituted by e.g. a written report or document, a developed tool or software, an organised training or conference. Deliverables and milestones as contractual obligations are often time consuming and seen as a waste of “research” time, as one more administrative task without any use. However, they are not only needed to verify the progress of a project, good planned deliverables and milestones can be used in a profitable way for the project. Projects aim on creating and sharing knowledge, and deliverables and milestones can help to increase the visibility and the impact of the project by disseminating its outcome. Most of our scientific deliverables are therefore public and available as soon as they have been approved by the EC. We will share not only the scientific results but will also give general information about the training activities of our ESRs.

Deliverables

D1.1 (due month 30, lead GEOS, confidential): Novel granular materials and characterization of their properties – Report on the development of the novel granular materials and the characterization of their properties

D1.2 (due month 36, GEOS, public): Design of P-TRAP system and operating instructions – Technical paper on the application of novel granular materials for removing dissolved P from water streams

D1.3 (due month 40, lead Deltares, public): Guidelines and recommendations for retaining and recovering Fe-bound P in drainage systems – Report on guidelines and recommendations for retaining and recovering Fe-bound P in drainage systems

D1.4 (due month 40, lead UNIMAN, public): Compendium on possible pathways to convert P-containing Fe(III) oxides into vivianite – Report or scientific publication on microbially induced production of vivianite from P-containing Fe(III) oxides

D1.5 (due month 42, lead US, public): Guidelines and instructions for the application of Fe and P containing solids for soil amelioration – Report on guidelines and instructions for the application of Fe and P containing solids for soil amelioration

D2.1 (due month 24, lead UBT, confidential): Reports coupling of Fe and P dynamics in lakes – Report on new insights in the coupling of Fe and P dynamics in lakes

D2.2 (due month 24, lead UU, confidential): Strategy for achieving long-term P burial in lake sediments by Fe addition – Report containing the envisaged strategy to for achieving long-term P burial in lake sediments by Fe addition

D2.3 (due month 32, lead UU, confidential): Report on binding dissolved P by adding Fe-containing by-products – Report on the capability of Fe-containing by-products to bind dissolved P in lakes

D2.4 (due month 40, lead UU, public): Report on long-term effects of Fe addition to lakes – Report or scientific publication on long-term effects of Fe addition to lakes

D2.5 (due month 40, lead UBT, public): Guideline and instructions for using by-products of water treatment for lake restoration – Report guideline and instructions for using by-products of water treatment for lake restoration

D3.1 (due month 36, lead EAWAG, public): Kinetic models for the transformation of P containing Fe phases – Report or scientific publication on the development of kinetic models for the transformation of P containing Fe phases

D3.2 (due month 40, lead UNIVIE, public): Report on the fate of P during Fe phase transformations – Report or scientific publication on the fate of P during Fe phase transformations in soils

D4.1 (due month 9, lead UU, confidential): Transferable Skills Training Course (TSTC) 1 – Course ” Being a scientist in the 21st century” is held. -achieved-

D4.2 (due month 13, lead UU, confidential): Science School 1 – Science School ‘Coupling of Fe and P dynamics on global and microscopic scale’ is held. -achieved-

D4.3 (due month 13, lead UU, confidential): Transferable Skills Training Course (TSTC) 2 – Course ‘E-learning modules as dissemination channels’ is held. -achieved-

D4.4 (due month 14, lead UU, confidential): Career Development Plan – All ESRs finalized a Career Development Plan (CDP) and submitted it to the Training Board. -achieved-

D4.5 (due month 14, lead UU, confidential): Research log & Training log – All ESRs started Research log & Training log -achieved-

D4.6 (due month 18, lead UNIVIE, confidential): Transferable Skills Training Course (TSTC) 3 – Course “P-TRAP seen from a stakeholder’s perspective” is held.

D4.7 (due month 25, lead KU Leuven, confidential): Science School 2 – Science School ‘Modelling nutrient fluxes in soils, rives and lakes’ is held.

D4.8 (due month 25, lead KU Leuven, confidential): Transferable Skills Training Course (TSTC) 4 – Course ‘Open science and communicating out of the ivory tower’ is held.

D4.9 (due month 30, lead Deltares, confidential): Transferable Skills Training Course (TSTC) 5 – Course ‘Entrepreneurship: from innovative idea to business plan’ is held.

D4.10 (due month 36, lead UU, confidential): Secondments – Progress report on performed secondments

D4.11 (due month 37, lead UNIMAN, confidential): Transferable Skills Training Course (TSTC) 6 – Course ‘What’s next’ is held.

D4.12 (due month 37, lead EAWAG, confidential): Science School 3 / Stakeholder Workshop – Science School 3 / Stakeholder Workshop “P management and retention from non-point sources” is held.

D5.1 (due month 1, lead UU, confidential): Implementation meeting – Kick-off meeting with representatives from all beneficiaries and partner organisations -achieved-

D5.2 (due month 2, lead UU, confidential): Final Consortium Agreement – Consortium agreement signed by all beneficiaries and also – on a voluntary basis – by partner organisations -achieved-

D5.3 (due month 2, lead UU, confidential): Supervisory Board of the network – Document establishing the supervisory board and defining the way of working -achieved-

D5.4 (due month 2, lead UU, public): Communication platform – Website is online -achieved-

D5.5 (due month 5, lead UU, confidential): Data management Plan – Document describing the management of data obtained within P-TRAP including project-wide data storage and the policy of providing open access. This also implies the implementation of the Open Research Data Pilot -postponed to month 21-

D5.6 (due month 9, lead UU, confidential): SB meetings (Kick-off) – Supervisory Board meeting -achieved-

D5.7 (due month 12, lead UU, confidential): Contract signed with ESRs – All ESRs have been recruited and have signed the contracts with the host institutions -achieved-

D5.8 (due month 13, lead UU, confidential): Progress Report – Progress Report submitted to the REA covering the first year implementation of the project -achieved-

D5.9 (due month 18, lead UU, confidential): SB meeting 2 – Supervisory Board meeting

D5.10 (due month 30, lead UU, confidential): SB meeting 3 – Supervisory Board meeting

D5.11 (due month 43, lead UU, confidential): SB meeting 4 – Supervisory Board meeting

Milestones

MS1 (due month 12, lead UU): Recruitment of ESRs – Recruitment complete (report)

MS2 (due month 5, lead UU): Structure data base data management – Specifications, design and technical structure of the data base has been defined (report)

MS3 (due month 9, lead UU): Selection of suited lakes – Selection finished (report)

MS4 (due month 9, lead US): Selection of relevant soil types – Relevant soil types for which the effect of adding P containing Fe phases will be tested have been identified (report)

MS5 (due month 9, lead KU Leuven): Protocol solid characterization 7 – A procedure for standard characterization of Fe and P phases in soils and sediments to be shared by all partners has been established (report)

MS6 (due month 12, lead UBT): Monitoring strategy lakes – A strategy for monitoring the P and Fe dynamics in lakes will be developed including type of sampling, measured parameters, and frequency (report)

MS7 (due month 12, lead GEOS): Specification of sorbents – The required specification of novel granular materials to trap P in drainage systems has been delineated (report)

MS8 (due month 12, lead Deltares): Sites selected for drainage systems – In collaboration with the POs suitable sites in drained areas are selected for testing new technologies for retaining Fe bound P (report)

MS9 (due month 12, lead UBT): Specification of quantitative models – A framework has been designed which defines the involved processes, the required temporal and spatial resolution of the models (report)

MS10 (due month 18, lead UNIMAN): Targets microbial conversion – The targets for the microbial conversion of P-containing Fe(III)oxides in terms of expected characteristics of the input material and the expected product (report)

MS11 (due month 18, lead GEOS): Proof of principle of P-TRAP systems – The requisites of the P-TRAP system to retain dissolved P in drainage system have been specified and constrain the design of the system (report) -postponed to month 21-

MS12 (due month 18, lead UU): Strategy Fe addition lakes – Based on measurements and model calculations a suitable strategy for adding Fe-containing by-products to lakes has been developed (report) -postponed to month 21-

MS13 (due month 24, lead GEOS): Implementation plan P-TRAP system – A detailed plan to implement the P-TRAP system in a drained area has been made (report)

MS14 (due month 24, lead UBT): Implementation plan lake restoration – The planning for testing the addition of Fe-containing byproducts to improve water quality in lakes has been finalised (report)

MS15 (due month 24, lead US): Implementation plan soil fertilizers – A plan to demonstrate the suitability of Fe-containing phases as soil fertilizers or conditioners has been established (report)

MS16 (due month 40, lead UU): Management assessment – Validated management assessment completed (report)

MS17 (due month 12, lead UU): All recruited fellows enrolled in PhD programme – All recruited fellows enrolled in PhD programme (report)

MS18 (due month 18, lead UU): Project Check (meeting between REA and consortium) – Project Check (meeting between REA and consortium)