The GECO Project Team consists of the following individuals at EDINA.
|James Reid – Project Manager and principal contact
Role – primary interface to 15/10 funded projects, chief GECO blogger
|Anne Robertson, Project engagement with INSPIRE focus, GECO blog contributor
|Chris Higgins, Project engagement with INSPIRE focus, GECO blog contributor
|Andrew Bevan, promotion, community liaison, GECO blog contributor
|Jo Walsh, technical adviser with focus on linked data,GECO blog contributor
|Ben Butchart, Senior software engineer, 15/10 project deliverables will require some integration with existing JISC infrastructure (e.g. dataset delivery, service integration)
|TBC, Soft Engineer
|TBC , Junior Soft Engineer
|ADMIN, various for administration (time keeping, travel booking, finances)
|HELPDESK, various, for front line support to users, channeling enquirers to relevant persons and ensuring all queries are logged and dealt with in a timely fashion.
|Nicola Osbourne, Social Media Officer, primary orchestration of ‘virtual community’ via social media channels (supplementing GECOblog)
In terms of end user engagement there are effectively two strands to this – the establishment of a ‘virtual community’ around the funded 15/10 projects (hence the prominence of blogs and social media channels) and the more old fashioned face-2-face, event based engagement (via what we term ‘localised micro events’). Our plan for the latter is to runs a series of these over the coming year at geographically dispersed locations in order that the 15/10 projects (or logical groupings of them) might extol the virtues and benefits of geospatial resources to a local (and hopefully ‘non-trad’ geospatial) community.
Once the full list of 15/10 funded projects is announced we can commence to establish synergies and connections between them and the micro-events as a way for individual projects to establish a rapport and dialogue that we hope will continue indefinitely…
I came across this image which in many ways encapsulates some of what GECO is aiming for (excluding the distance learners bit, although that would be a nice by-product if it transpired..)