Constanța,19 October 2018

PRESS RELEASE

Kick-Off Meeting of a new European Project: Collaboration for the protection of the Black Sea

ANEMONE: Assessing the vulnerability of the Black Sea marine ecosystem to human pressures

During 22-23 October 2018, the partners in the ANEMONE Project (Assessing the vulnerability of the Black Sea marine ecosystem to human pressures) are convening in Constanta for the Kick-Off Meeting.

The ANEMONE Project aims to deliver, through collaborative efforts among partners, a common strategy related to the Joint Monitoring of the Black Sea, using the most adequate common agreed assessment criteria and indicators, in order to assess the status of the Black Sea, as a basis for further actions.

The Project aims at establishing enhanced cross-border contacts within the Black Sea Basin (scientists and stakeholders networking, forums, and establishment of lasting partnership), enhanced knowledge and skills (the exchange of experience and good practices, innovation, harmonized methodologies, and joint research), as well as concrete and visible outputs (pilot projects, shared tools, online open-access resources).

The project is coordinated by the National Institute for Marine Research and Development “Grigore Antipa” (NIMRD) (Romania), with partners from Romania (Mare Nostrum Non-Governmental Organization), Bulgaria (Institute of Oceanology – Bulgarian Academy of Sciences  – IO-BAS), Turkey (Scientific and Technological Research Council of Turkey – Marmara Research Center – TUBITAK-MAM – and Turkish Marine Research Foundation – TUDAV) and Ukraine  (Ukrainian Scientific Center of Ecology of Sea – UkrSCES).

ANEMONE is funded through the Joint Operational Programme Black Sea Basin 2014-2020, Programme priority: 2. Promote coordination of environmental protection and joint reduction of marine litter in the Black Sea Basin, Programme priority specific objective: 2.1. Improve joint environmental monitoring, and will be implemented during 26.07.2018 – 25.11.2020.

The PRESS CONFERENCE will be held on Tuesday, 23 October, starting at 11:00, IBIS HOTEL, Constanta, Amphitheatre Hall.

Contact:

Project Coordinator: Dr. Laura Boicenco, NIMRD “Grigore Antipa“, e-mail:

Dr. Magda Nenciu, tel. 0766.734.030, e-mail: ,

Dr. Mariana Golumbeanu, e-mail: