The Information and dissemination of ENGINE helps to organise, share and promote the work of the coordination action. The major vector of the information system is the Web site at http://engine.brgm.fr.
The coordination action relies on 3 concentric categories of population. Various information and dissemination practises and tools have been set up to answer the needs of each of them:
- Organisation tools for the ENGINE core (workpackage leaders and partners): material for ENGINE progress, meetings organisation management …
- Participation tools for the ENGINE contributors (partners and related): meetings information, abstracts submission; registration, minutes of the committees …
- Information tools for the ENGINE recipients (related, decision makers, public): proceedings of the meetings, newsletters, education and training analysis, geothermal lighthouse projects compilation …
By the achievement of ENGINE, organisation and participation activities won’t be useful anymore. They mainly helped to concretise 3 conferences, 7 workshops, various special meetings and other deliverables. However, it is important to make an audience as large as possible able to access the results of the coordination action such as proceedings, compilations, recommendations and the forthcoming “Best practise handbook” and “European reference manual”.
The dynamic that grew during ENGINE shows the need of such coordination action to strengthen the link between EGS actors in Europe and beyond and to accompany on-going projects. Consequently, it is proposed to capitalise the results of our coordination action by making them a piece of the basement of EGS development in Europe. For instance, the analysis conducted within the ENGINE information system about education and training allows the development of a project setting up a route for training specialists at the European scale.
The ultimate goal of the ENGINE information system is to keep offering the framework material elaborated during the project for helping future EGS demonstration projects and to make it the seed for forthcoming actions aiming at EGS coordination and support.