by Helen Fallas
The Hidden Crisis project team met for the fourth and final annual project meeting, which was held this year at the BGS offices in Edinburgh, 10-13 June. Representatives from all institutions and from each country involved in the research consortium attended the workshop – in total 21 project researchers.
The main aims of the project workshop were to: review the emerging results from the project; to identify the key narrative and messages arising from the project findings; and to assess any final remaining analytical work, and the required project outputs and dissemination strategies. As we near completion of the project an important part of the workshop was to also to celebrate the many successes achieved by the project over the last four years, and to enable the project team to come together as a whole, to continue to foster our growing working relationships for the future. As we enter the final year of the project – the project team reflected on the huge amount of work so far completed, and the key milestones, successes and challenges within our project journey.
Overall the project is on track to complete each of its original objectives and research questions. The key remaining tasks for the months ahead are to: finalise the overall interdisciplinary project analysis – identifying the most significant factors and causal pathways to functionality outcomes; complete a suite of key overview and country-focused papers from the project; and further develop the in-country dissemination pathways and research uptake.