October 3rd, 2003, afternoon: Project Board Meeting
1. Opening by Marco Estrela.
2. Since the formal representatives of seven
partners were present (Marco Estrela - ISQ, Zuzana Boukalova - GEO, George
Lev - IC, Giorgio Saio - GISIG, Jiri Horak - TUO, Jan Owsinski - SRI PAS,
Emil Bournaski - IWP), it was decided that the other persons present,
representing the remaining partners, will report on the decisions of the
Project Board to their respective formal representatives and there will be
10 day period for any inquiries, oppositions, etc.; if there are no such,
the decision will be considered taken.
3. Jiri Horak (TUO) brought up the proposal of
two papers to be presented at the international conference in Ostrava in
January 2004; it was decided to disseminate the proposal among the partners
in order to have an opinion about publishability. Jiri Horak made also a
short explanation on the conference and extended an invitation to it. This
was followed by a similar invitation from Zuzana Boukalova concerning the
conference in Mexico in October 2004.
4. Jiri Horak (TUO) requested a budget shift of
1,000 EUR from "durable equipment" to "consummables", in connection with the
data purchase. This was given an agreement by the Board.
5. On the request from FEEM in connection with
the conference in Venice selection of reviewing parties was discussed and it
was preliminarily agreed that the paper proposals (single-page abstracts)
will be reviewed by the following partners:
Introduction & integrated management of transboundary water resources - G.
Saio, E. Roccatagliata (GISIG)
* Legal and administrative issues - M.A. Estrela and E. Bournaski (will
try to find appropriate experts)
* Systems aspects - J. Owsinski
* Environment - A. Misund
* Case studies - Z. Boukalova
It was decided
that an effort be made to have the abstracts assessed by two persons each.
It is assumed that the total number of papers will be 50-60. The abstracts
should be sent in in October, while the evaluation should be done in
6. Again in connection with the conference in
Venice the question was brought up of the invited lecturers (proposals) and
the UNESCO invitees from Eastern and South-Eastern Europe. It was assumed
that partners will propose both, the latter with appropriate additional
information (CVs, lists of publications).
7. The subsequent meeting of the Project (after
the first year) will take place at the opportunity of the conference in
Venice, most probably just after it (the conference runs from Wednesday
through Friday, so the meeting will be on Friday afternoon-Saturday, or on
8. George Lev informed of the pilot site
meeting in Norway on September 15-20, 2004, and extended an invitation to
host the consecutive project meeting at this opportunity.
17:00 The meeting was closed.