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ATLAS Knowledge Transfer Activity Report 2

Wilson Annette; Reuver Marieke

This Knowledge Transfer Activity Report 2 aims to describe Knowledge Transfer activities undertaken by the ATLAS project (May 2016 – July 2020). This report presents the methods, activities, key results and measurable impacts of ATLAS.
The ATLAS project aims to gather diverse new information on sensitive Atlantic ecosystems, to produce a step-change in our understanding of their connectivity, functioning and responses to future changes in human use and ocean climate. To maximise the impacts of ATLAS and its results, the project has implemented effective communication, dissemination and knowledge transfer methodologies and strategies.
Knowledge management and transfer systems applied to the ATLAS project were designed to promote efficient transfer of ATLAS outputs and results, leading to optimal exploitation. Recognised as a critical process in bringing research forward, with a focus on research being conducted on wider societal and industrial needs, ATLAS employed an adapted version of the proven knowledge management and transfer methodology originally developed by AquaTT in the Framework Programme 7 MarineTT project (Grant Agreement No 244164), and further developed and applied by the Horizon 2020 COLUMBUS project (Grant Agreement No 652690). Throughout the project, the ATLAS knowledge transfer methodology focused on collecting, analysing and transferring high-potential Knowledge Outputs and Key Exploitable Results.
The ATLAS Compendium of Results was developed by AquaTT to capture these Knowledge Outputs, describe the successful knowledge transfer activities carried out across the partnership, and to outline the impact and next steps needed to ensure ATLAS’ legacy and long-term impact. The key achievements and output studies are presented for each of the four ATLAS objectives. Relevant output studies for ATLAS end-users and stakeholders across the triple helix of academia, industry and society are identified and constitute the ATLAS User Development Group (see p13). Key Exploitable Results are linked to the European Commission’s Horizon Results Platform to showcase these results and increase their overall impact. It was previously foreseen that relevant Knowledge Outputs would be taken up in the ‘Marine Knowledge Gate’ (www.kg.eurocean.org) to ensure visibility and availability to stakeholders; however, as the host was not accepting submissions for immediate upload and combined with the launch of a new platform by the European Commission, the Horizon Results Platform was determined as a more suitable outlet for exploitable ATLAS outputs.
This report presents the ATLAS Compendium of Results, a professionally designed booklet (web and print versions) summarising ATLAS’ key achievements, including details on target audience and active knowledge transfer carried out to reach each of the relevant end users per key output, links to ATLAS submissions to the Horizon Results Platform, publications, deliverables, data, communication and outreach resources. A full list of submissions to the Horizon Results Platform is also included here (see Annex 1).
Besides the Compendium of Results being available to download from the ATLAS project website, it is also available through Zenodo and the AquaTT website. The ATLAS compendium is intended for distribution at several future high-level events (e.g. upcoming events as part of the United Nations Decade of Ocean Science for Sustainable Development and the Fourth session of the Intergovernmental Conference) facilitating further dissemination of ATLAS’ exploitable outputs, extending the impact and legacy of ATLAS’ work even further.

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