Black Sea Scene News Spot 1

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The Black Sea SCENE is a three year project supported by the European Commission under the Sixth Framework Program promoting research and development. The Black Sea SCENE project is undertaken by 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.

It aims to establish a Black Sea Scientific Network of leading environmental and socio-economic research institutes, universities and NGOs from the countries around the Black Sea and to develop a virtual data and information infrastructure.

Photo: © K. Delchev


Environmental and socio-economic scientists and technical specialists of the partners will meet regularly in Workshops.
On the workshops Common Data Quality Control procedures will be explored and harmonized.
Partners will compile overviews of their marine datasets and data acquisition activities using established European metadata formats.
Partners will assess the quality of their datasets and include Data Quality indicators in the metadata.
A virtual data and information infrastructure will be implemented to facilitate the access to metadata and datasets.
This will include a Black Sea regional portal with central meta-directories, equipped with dynamic mapping functions, and giving links to distributed datasets at partners.

Photo: © K. Delchev


Black Sea SCENE will mobilize a large number of Black sea institutions that hold significant quantities of environmental and socio-economic data and information as well as knowledge and expertise.

It will support the European research community by providing availability overviews and access to marine environmental and socio-economic Black Sea data.

Black Sea SCENE and the Black Sea virtual data and information infrastructure will encourage trans-national and worldwide (IOC, NATO SfP, GEF, UNEP and UNDP projects) use of the available datasets.

It will also improve the compatibility of archiving systems among regional partners.


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