Kick Off Meeting of the AquaticPollutants TAP Action

The Kick-off meeting of the AquaticPollutants Thematic Annual Programming (TAP) action took place virtually on the 20th of January 2022. This online event gathered 21 participants from five European countries, representing four Steering committee organisations, eight national research projects from Czech Republic, France, Ireland and Spain, and three external organisations from Czech Republic and Germany. Among the external organisations there were representatives of the AquaticPollutantsTransNet project, funded as part of the AquaticPollutants Transfer Project joint call.

Participants joined forces to learn about the concept of the TAP Actions, align expectations, discover synergies and identify outputs that could be achieved over the two-year lifetime of the AquaticPollutants TAP Action. Findings from the mapping survey previously distributed were presented with focus on crosscutting background and expectations. Furthermore, the eight national projects representing the cluster of excellence presented themselves in an informal way.

Over the break-out sessions the participants addressed practical issues and exchanged about the implementation of the TAP Action. They elected the Scientific coordinator, Dr Angeles Blanco (Complutense University of Madrid, Spain), and shortly brainstormed about a possible cluster acronym. The next steps for the AquaticPollutants TAP cluster are to build and present the TAP Implementation Plan by the end of May 2022.

More information about the AquaticPollutants TAP Action will be published soon!