We will bring together a vibrant Black Sea community
BRIDGE-BS (Advancing Black Sea Research and Innovation to co-Develop Blue Growth within Resilient Ecosystems) is a 54-month project funded under Horizon2020 Programme and led by the Middle East Technical University Institute of Marine Sciences (METU IMS) (Turkey).
BRIDGE-BS proposes a multidisciplinary, multisectoral program building on regional and international initiatives as a critical contribution to the science-based policy needed to preserve the Black Sea ecosystems for the benefit of citizens dependent upon their sustainability.
The project will develop predictive tools and capabilities necessary to understand and predict the impacts of climate-driven and anthropogenic multi-stressors on the services stemming from Black Sea ecosystems. These services and their responses to stressors will be mapped, monitored and modeled in order to identify a safe operating space within which a sustainable blue economy can flourish. To this end, BRIDGE-BS is structured around “three” interconnected nodes: Service Dynamics, Blue Growth Incubators and Empowered Citizens.
Among its activities, BRIDGE-BS will train and strengthen collaborations between scientists and stakeholders, as well as policy makers, industry representatives and societal interest groups. It will also educate, train and stimulate interactions between the public, future generations of marine scientists and entrepreneurs as well as motivate and engage policy-makers, aiming to create a connected Black Sea community, strengthened by a new generation of researchers and innovators to address emerging Black Sea challenges.
EMSEA will bring together under BRIDGE-BS a new regional seas group: EMSEA Black Sea.
Aleksandre Gogaladze info
aleksandre.gogaladze @ emsea.eu