Second Supervisory Board and Steering Committee Meeting

30 Mar 2021

Second Supervisory Board and Steering Committee Meeting

The second Supervisory Board and Steering Committee Meeting of the S2S-Future network was held remotely on the 24th of March 2021. The representatives of the beneficiaries and partner organisations virtually met to discuss the project progress and potential adjustments in the light of the pandemic.


Thirteen early stage researchers (ESRs) that had been recruited were presented to the network, while the network was informed that the two remaining ESRs were in the final stage of selection at Imperial College London. The leaders of the four scientific work packages WP1 “Slow”, WP2 “Rapid”, WP3 “Impact”, and WP4 “Models” displayed the main achievements within each work package and the first animation activities such as reading groups and abstract writing sessions.


The participants also discussed the training activities and decided to postpone “Dragonstone 2” training programme for the end of the summer since the sanitary situation prevented any earlier organization of this summer institute. “Factory” has been also postponed for spring/summer 2022 and split into two parts: field work in Fjaerland in Norway and visits to the Swiss Alps and their glaciers. Moreover, “Factory” will consists of additional workshops focused on skills development such as writing and presentation skills, the use of social media, research proposal writing, etc.


Finally, the participants discussed the management of the project and the organization of the Mid-term Check meeting scheduled for June 2021. On the 17th of June, the S2S-Future network will have a Mid-term check meeting with the Project Officer from the European Commission, Ms Stanka Miteva. The aim of the meeting is to assess the fulfilment of the recruitment procedure, the eligibility of the fellows, any deviations of the original training programme and to raise awareness on the fellows' and host institutions' rights and obligations.
The next meeting of the network is scheduled for October 2021.


S2S-FUTURE project gathers an outstanding European research and training network of 15 PhD students, hosted at world-leading academic institutions and industrial companies, whose aim is to develop the S2S paradigm as a powerful vector for understanding sedimentary accumulations as natural resources.

The project has received funding from the European Union's Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under the Marie Sklodowska-Curie grant agreement No 860383.