Black Sea Scene News Spot 3
This project is supported by the European Commission DG RTD as part of the 6th Framework Programme as a Research Infrastructures Coordination Action — EC Contract No. RICA-2005-022868
Final project year
The Black Sea SCENE, a three-year joint effort of 25 partners from Black Sea countries: Ukraine (5), Russia (7), Turkey (3), Romania (2), Bulgaria (4), Georgia (4), together with 7 partners from EU member states (6) and (1) Associated State is in its final stage of implementation. The Black Sea SCENE, supported by the EU 6FP as a research infrastructure coordinating activity, is part of the efforts of the scientific community and the regional public to develop an Internet based data and information infrastructure to be maintained and utilized by the leading environmental and socio-economic research institutes, universities and NGO’s from the countries around the Black Sea.
The project activities aimed to stimulate the scientific cooperation, exchange of knowledge and expertise, and to strengthen the regional capacity and performance of marine environmental data & information management. In addition to that they are targeting to underpin harmonization with European marine data quality control/assessment procedures and the adoption of international meta-data standards and data-management practices, providing improved data and information delivery services for the Black Sea region at a European level.
Environmental and socio-economic scientists and technical specialists of the partners met regularly in Workshops. On the workshops Common Data Quality Control procedures have been explored and harmonized. Partners have compiled overviews of their marine datasets and data acquisition activities using established European metadata formats.
Partners have assessed the quality of their datasets and include Data Quality indicators in the metadata. A virtual data and information infrastructure has been implemented to facilitate the access to metadata and datasets. This includes a Black Sea regional portal with central meta-directories, equipped with dynamic mapping functions, and giving links to distributed datasets at partners.
Project products section launched
During the last year of the Black Sea SCENE project a large number of interesting products regarding Black Sea SCENE scientific activities have been launched or will be launched in the near future. The products are developments of the project partners and cover search applications of catalogues with Datasets, Projects, Scientists, Reports etc, a DQC inventory and more.
The products are aimed to make Black Sea scientific information and data easier traceable by scientists and the general public. The developments are:
- CDI — Access to data based via a metadata search based on Common Data Index (CDI) format.
- Data Quality Control — Information about Data Quality Control procedures for datasets collected and available tool to statistically filter data
- EDMED — Marine and Environmental Dataset catalogue
- EDMERP — Marine and Environmental Project catalogue
- EDMO — Directory of Marine Organisations active in Black Sea region
- CSR — Directory of Marine Research Cruises in the Black Sea
- Scientists — Directory of Marine Scientists active in Black Sea region
- Bibliography — Scientific Reports and Publications on the Black Sea
- Socio Economic Data on the Black Sea
- Mnemiopsis leidyi Database — A database of a small but harmful type of jellyfish, abundant in the Black Sea
- Black Sea Zooplankton Checklist — A species list and identification checklist (in Wiki-form) of zooplankton in the Black Sea
- Black Sea Phytoplankton Checklist — A species list and identification checklist (in Wiki-form) of phytoplankton in the Black Sea
- Black Sea data products — An overview of specific data products developed under SeaDataNet by Black Sea partners.
Black Sea SCENE (BlackSeaSene) partly has its own content management system (CMS) — for Scientists, SED, Bibliography and the biological catalogues and checklists, and relies for its other directories (datasets, projects, organizations, cruises) on the centrally maintained SeaDataNet directories and maintenance system.
- Marine Information Service, Leidschendam, The Netherlands
- International Bureau of Environmental Studies, Brussels, Belgium
- Institute of Meteorology and Water Management, Maritime Branch, Gdynia, Poland
- Norwegian Institute of Water Research, Oslo, Norway
- Netherlands Organization for Applied Scientific Research, National Geological survey, Utrecht, the Netherlands
- Fieldware International Ecological Development plc., Newbury, United Kingdom
- Ukrainian Scientific Centre of the Ecology of Sea, Odessa, Ukraine
- Marine Hydro-physical Institute of Ukrainian National Academy of Science, Sevastopol, Ukraine
- Ukrainian Scientific and Research Institute of Ecological Problems, Kharkiv, Ukraine
- Odessa National University, Odessa, Ukraine
- Moscow State University. Moscow, Russian Federation
- State Oceanographic Institute, Russian Federal Service “Rosgidromet”, Moscow, Russian Federation
- Southern Branch of the P.P. Shirshov Institute of Oceanology Russian Academy of Science, Gelendzhik, Russian Federation
- P.P. Shirshov Institute of Oceanology Russian Academy of Science, Moscow, Russian Federation
- Institute of Limnology Russian Academy of Science, St. Petersburg, Russian federation
- Space Research Institute Russian Academy of Science, Moscow, Russian Federation
- All Russian Research Institute of Hydro-meteorological Information – World Data Centre B, Obninsk, Russian Federation
- Middle East Technical University, Institute of Marine Sciences, Erdemli, Turkey
- Sinop Fisheries Faculty of Ondokuz Mayis University, Sinop, Turkey
- Black Sea Technical University of Marine Sciences, Trabzon, Turkey
- Institute of Oceanology Bulgarian Academy of Science, Varna, Bulgaria
- Technical University Varna, Varna, Bulgaria
- Institute of Fisheries and Aquaculture, Varna, Bulgaria
- National Institute for Marine Research and Development “GRIGORE ANTIPA”, Constanta, Romania
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