BlackSeaScene project extension funded under FP7 and continued as Upgrade BlackSeaScene 

27 May 2009

The Upgrade BlackSeaScene project has been rewarded funding by EU under FP7. The project has started 1st of January 2009 will run for 3 years. The consortium consists of the "old" BlackSeaScene partners and 19 new partners making a total of 51 partners of which 43 are located in Black Sea countries.

The project aims to improve and harmonise the marine data management practices in the region, and expand the coverage of the data infrastructure. Furthermore, there should be enhanced exchange of scientific knowledge, and regional cooperation of institutes for environmental problems and better protection, rehabilitation and sustainable development of the Black Sea ecosystem.

More in detail the project realises the aims by:

  • Implementing the results of the Joint Research Activities of the FP6 RI SeaDataNet project (common communication standards and adapted technologies to ensure the datacenters interoperability).
  • Building a network of the existing and new Black Sea datacenters, active in data collection, and provide integrated databases of standardized quality on-line.
  • Realizing and improving on-line access to in-situ and remote sensing data, meta-data and products.
  • Adopting standardized methodologies for data quality checking to ensure the quality, compatibility and coherence of the data issuing from so many sources.

Transnational access activities will provide online access to national and international marine environmental and socio-economic data and information services from the data institutes within the Black Sea region. The services to be provided include public access to a range of meta-directories, regulated access to the distributed Black Sea datasets, public access to data-viewing services, and regulated access to Black Sea partner’s scientific documents, reports and other scientific services.

The current website will soon be upgraded to a new lay-out and will then include more detailed information about Upgrade BlackSeaScene.