Scientific milestone for the Black Sea as project shares results of unique surveys
Published in SocietyTuesday, 04 October 2016 11:05
The EU-UNDP funded marine policy project on ‘Improving Environmental Monitoring in the Black Sea’ (EMBLAS) has published a video to present environmental facts about the Black Sea and information about the recently conducted Joint Black Sea Surveys to the general public in Georgia and Ukraine. The main goal of the surveys was to collect new information about the environmental status of the Black Sea and thus contribute to the implementation of EU marine policy.
The Joint Black Sea Surveys were conducted in Ukrainian and Georgian territorial waters using the biggest research vessel in the EU, the “Mare Nigrum”. The main goal of the surveys was to collect new information about the environmental status of the Black Sea.
During the surveys, many samples of water, sediments, and bio-data were taken from different depths, down to 2km, and analyzed at advance laboratories. The surveys are unique by the parameters measured and equipment used, and can be considered as one of the most important milestones in the scientific history of the Black Sea region.
EMBLAS aims to improve the protection of the Black Sea environment. The project addresses the overall need for support in protection and restoring the environmental quality and sustainability of the Black Sea.