Having a start-up meeting in Covid lockdown
After initial planning, the formal starting date of the project was set to March 1, 2020. We had originally planned to meet in Oslo for a joint workshop and kickoff meeting from March 31 to April 1. This turned out to be difficult. In the middle of March, most countries were put in Covid-19 lockdown, making travel impossible. This made it necessary to go for a plan B, which was a digital kickoff meeting, which we had on April 1. The topics of the meeting were an introduction to the project and the participants, a presentation of the progress plans for the different work packages, and a more open-ended discussion on how we should deal with the new situation, in light of the pandemic.