Three projects funded by ENI CBC Black Sea Basin Programme, namely: Promoting tea as the engine of growth for the Black Sea Basin Area (TeaWay), Piloting Modern Trading Opportunities in Agriculture through Creation of the Innovative Online Platform (AgroNet) and Increase Trading and Modernization of the Beekeeping and Connected Sectors in the Black Sea Basin (ITC BEE-BSB) were presented during the official celebration of the International Tourist Guide Day on February 21, 2020, in Varna, Bulgaria. The event was hosted by the Bulgarian Association of Tourist Guides with the support of the Varna Municipality.
The winemaking companies from the Republic of Moldova, Romania and Bulgaria will receive another opportunity to promote their business. This will lead to export increasing on the international level, grow of cross-border trade operations and modernization for the whole agricultural sector.
On 27th of November 2019, was officially launched the underwater museum in Enez city, Turkey, by submerging the historical artefacts in the water near to the old port of Ainos ancient town.
A team of 17 marine scientists from 4 countries (Bulgaria, Romania, Turkey and Ukraine) onboard the research vessel “Mare Nigrum“ carried out a sampling of water, sediments and marine organisms to assess the health of Black Sea. The team travelled 20 transects with a length of 619 km, totalling about 60 hours and more than 300 sightings were collected, with a weight of over 50% of the birds.
The project “Assessing the vulnerability of the Black Sea marine ecosystem to human pressures“ (ANEMONE), coordinated by the National Institute for Marine Research and Development “Grigore Antipa”, Romania, in partnership with the Institute of Oceanology – Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, the Scientific and Technological Research Council of Turkey/Marmara Research Center, the Turkish Marine Research Foundation and the Ukrainian Scientific Center of Ecology of the Sea announces today, 30 September 2019, the beginning of the Black Sea Joint Scientific Cruise, one of its core activities.
On 25 September 2019, an innovative online platform providing data on the Black Sea currents and marine litter pollution will be presented at the Flora Exposition Center in Burgas. The platform is designed so that data can be added to it by both scientific organizations and individual citizens who have monitored the waste. The system will enable the marine litter pollution to be tracked in a more complete and accessible way and will support both the research in the area and volunteering for the Black Sea.
MONITOX International Symposium “Deltas and Wetlands” was organized in the period 15th-17th September 2019 by Danube Delta National Institute for Research and Development, Tulcea, and Dunarea de Jos University of Galati, Romania (Leader Beneficiary), in the frame of the project, “Black Sea Basin interdisciplinary cooperation network for sustainable joint monitoring of environmental toxicants migration, improved evaluation of ecological state and human health impact of harmful substances, and public exposure prevention” (acronym “MONITOX”), code BSB27 in cooperation with the partner institutions: Institute of Zoology, Republic of Moldova; Eastern Macedonia and Thrace Institute of Technology, Kavala, Greece; and Institute of Geology and Seismology, Republic of Moldova.
The public awareness in environmental issues is the only guarantee for a safety environment and ecosystems prosperity. In summer 2019 within the project “Creating a system of innovative transboundary monitoring of the transformations of the Black Sea river ecosystems under the impact of hydropower development and climate change – HydroEcoNex” (BSB165), leading by the Institute of Zoology from Chişinău, Republic of Moldova, the project partner International Association of River Keepers “Eco-Tiras” organized on the Nistru/Dinester River bank the Youth Summer School (YSS) for 77 youngsters of 16-21 ages youngsters from Moldova, its Transdniester region, and Ukraine, selected on the basis of serious competition, within the scope to familiarize the youth with the river values, the river ecosystem services and the impacts of hydropower on the river.