Black Sea Scene News Spot 2

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Aim and overview

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.

The Black Sea SCENE project aims to establish a Black Sea Scientific Network of leading environmental and socio-economic research institutes, universities and NGO’s from the countries around the Black Sea and to develop a virtual data and information infrastructure that will be populated and maintained by these organisations to improve the identification, access, exchange, quality indication and use of their data and information about the Black Sea.

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The Black Sea SCENE research infrastructure will stimulate scientific cooperation, exchange of knowledge and expertise, and strengthen the regional capacity and performance of marine environmental data & information management, underpin harmonization with European marine data quality control/assessment procedures and adoption of international meta-data standards and data-management practices, providing improved data & information delivery services for the Black Sea region at a European level.

Results of the Black Sea SCENE InfoNet

The main goal of the BlackSeaScene project is to develop a sustainable Internet based service (Black Sea Information System):

Components and Content

The Black Sea Information System brings together all Black Sea information sources (project information, data sets, bibliography etc.) and opens these up for both the scientific community itself as well as for policy makers and the general public. The development of the System is a one-time operation, but the aim of the project is to establish a Black Sea Network as an information service, that will be maintained and updated with newly acquired information from the partners as part of a long-term service agreement. The technical hosting of the services also will have to be maintained to extend the impact of the system.

Benefits and Impacts

The benefits and impacts for the scientific community, the industry and the public can be illustrated as follows:


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