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Black Sea Outlook conference 

The Black Sea Outlook conference was succesfully held from 2 - 4 November 2011 in Odessa, Ukraine. Most presentations that were held by the speakers are publicly available. They can be downloaded and viewed by clicking the link in the programme below.

For an instant summary of the sessions please read the session reports.

 

Day 1

Tuesday, November 01, 2011

08:30-09:00

Registration

09:00-09:15

Opening Remarks

09:15-09:30

Welcome speech

09:30-09:50

Minister Mykola Zlochevsky

 

Ministry for Ecology and Natural Resources of Ukraine, Ukraine

 

Environmental Policy of Ukraine in the Field of Marine Nature Use

09:50-10:10

Ms. Anna Maria Johansson

 

European Commission, RTD-B3 Research Infrastructures

 

Research Infrastructures, EU strategy and opportunities for cooperation

10:10-10:30

Ms. Daniela Gritti

 

European Commission, Directorate-General for Maritime Affairs and Fisheries

 

The EU Integrated Maritime Policy: policy framework and implementation at the sea-basin level

10:30-11:00

Coffee break

11:00

Session 1: Pollution: focus on oil pollution, oil spills and eutrophication

Chair

Dr. George Zodiatis

Rapporteur

Mr. Richard Lisovsky

11:00-11:30

Dr. George Zodiatis

 

Oceanography Center University of Cyprus

 

An advance support system for oil spill incidents in the European seas

11:30-11:50

Dr. Alexandru Bologa

 

National Institute for Marine Research & Development "Grigore Antipa", Romania

 

Present State and Evolution Trends of Biological Diversity in the Black Sea: Decline and Restoration

11:50-12:10

Mrs. Lela Mtsariashvili

 

Ivane Javakhishvili Tbilisi State University, Georgia

 

Investigation of Total Petroleum Hydrocarbons Content in Rivers and Sea Waters of Black Sea Coastal Region Ureki-Shekvetili

12:10-12:30

Dr. Murside Sur

 

Istanbul University, Institute of Marine Science and Management, Turkey

 

The Pollution Status of Surface Sediments along the Turkish Coasts of the Black Sea

12:30-12:50

Mr. Kyrylo Tsymbaliuk

 

Ukrainian Scientific Center of Ecology of the Sea, Ukraine

 

Polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons in bottom sediments of the Danube estuarine coast

12:50-14:00

Lunch break

14:00-14:20

Mr. Dumitru Dorogan

 

Permanent Secretariat, Commission on the Protection of the Black Sea Against Pollution, Turkey

 

Conceptual design of the Black Sea MONINFO (Monitoring and Information Systems for Reducing Oil Pollution)

14:20-14:40

Mr. Vasko Galabov

 

National Institute of Meteorology and Hydrology- Bulgarian Academy of Sciences (NIMH-BAS), Bulgaria

 

Oil Spill drift operational forecasts for Bulgarian coastal area and numerical study of potential oil pollution in the bay of Burgas

14:40-15:00

Dr. Marina Mityagina

 

Space Research Institute of Russian Academy of Sciences, Russian Federation

 

Multi-sensor Satellite Monitoring of the Black Sea Surface Pollution. Six Years of Experience

15:00

Session 2: Data-management and Data Information Systems, Decision-support tools and Data Products, accessibility and use of data

Chair

Mr. Dick Schaap

Rapporteur

Mr. Ali Alyautdinov

15:00-15:30

Keynote Speaker: Mr. Dick Schaap

 

MARIS, Netherlands

 

Upgrade Black Sea SCENE data management infrastructure and its relation with SeaDataNet and EMODnet

15:30-15:50

Mr. Volodymyr Myroshnychenko

 

Permanent Secretariat, Commission on the Protection of the Black Sea Against Pollution, Turkey

 

Environmental data collection within the Black Sea Commission: status, challenges, solutions

15:50-16:20

Coffee break

16:20-16:40

Mr. Matteo Vinci

 

Istituto Nazionale di Oceanografia e di Geofisica Sperimentale (INOGS), Italy

 

European Marine Observation and Data NETwork: Chemistry Lot. European challenge to improve availability of Chemical data

16:40-17:00

Mrs. Helen Glaves

 

British Geological Survey, United Kingdom

 

Geo-Seas: a pan-European e-infrastructure for the management of marine geological and geophysical data

17:00-17:20

Dr. Evgeny Vyazilov


 

Russian Research Institute of Hydrometeorological Information - World Data Centre (RIHMI-WDC), Russian Federation


 

NEW APPROACHES TO DEVELOPMENT OF WEB-PORTALS BY THE EXAMPLE OF THE BLACK SEA PORTAL

17:20-17:40

Mr. Richard Lisovsky


 

Ukrainian Scientific Center of Ecology of the Sea, Ukraine


 

Uniform Geo-information System UkrSCES as a perspective way of creation uniform information space.

17:40-18:00

Mr. Asen Stefanov


 

Institute of Oceanology - Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, Bulgaria


 

publishing of Argo float data from Black Sea

Day 2

Wednesday, November 02, 2011

09:00

Session 2 - Continuation: Data-management and Data Information Systems, Decision-support tools and Data Products, accessibility and use of data


09:00-09:20

Mr. Paul Goriup


 

Fieldfare International Ecological Development, United Kingdom

 

Data Quality Assurance for Biodiversity Monitoring in the Black Sea

09:20-09:40

Dr. Snejana Moncheva

 

Institute of Oceanology - Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, Bulgaria

 

Black Sea phytoplankton data quality - problems and progress

09:40-10:00

Dr. Anthony Lehmann

 

University of Geneva and UNEP GRID, Switzerland

 

Sharing and processing information through the Global Earth Observation System of Systems (GEOSS): an example with the Black Sea catchment

10:00-10:20

Dr. Vadim Panov

 

St. Petersburg State University, Russian Federation

 

Decision Support System for Management of Invasive Aquatic Species in the Black Sea Basin

10:20-10:50

Coffee break

10:50

Session 3: Industry versus environment

Chair

Dr. Simion Nicolaev

Rapporteur

Ms. Irina Makarenko

10:50-11:20

Keynote Speaker: Dr. Simion Nicolaev

 

National Institute for Marine Research & Development "Grigore Antipa"

 

 

11:20-11:40

Prof. Alla Nekos

 

V. N. Karazin Kharkiv National University, Ukraine

 

of emission dynamic from industrial enterprises, located on the Ukrainian coastal zone

11:40-12:00

Dr. Boris Trotsenko

 

Southern Scientific Research Institute of Marine Fisheries and Oceanography (YugNIRO), Ukraine

 

Impact of Marine Hydrocarbons Production on the Ecological State of the Azov and Black Seas Basin

12:00-12:20

Mr. Oleg Rubel

 

Institute of Market Problems of NAS of Ukraine, Ukraine

 

Effects on Environment from Marine Transport of the Black Sea

12:20-12:40

Mr. Gheorghe Radu

 

National Institute for Marine Research & Development "Grigore Antipa", Romania

 

The Dynamics of Marine Fisheries at the Romanian Coast During 1950-2009

12:40-13:40

Lunch break

13:40

Session 4: Integrated Coastal Zone Management

Chair

Professor Ruben Kosyan

Rapporteur

Mr. Mamuka Gvilava

13:40-14:10

Keynote Speaker: Mr. Mamuka Gvilava

 

ICZM National Focal Point for Georgia, Georgia

 

Pilot Testing the Relevance of the National ICZM Strategy for the Local Coastal Planning in Georgia

14:10-14:30

Dr. Cor Schipper

 

Deltares Unit Marine and Coastal systems , Netherlands

 

A governance analysis of the issues, challenges and opportunities for implementing Marine Spatial Planning in the Black Sea

14:30-14:50

Prof. Borys Aleksandrov

 

Institute of Biology of the Southern Seas of National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine, Odessa Branch, Ukraine

 

Approaches to integrated ecological assessment of marine protected areas

14:50-15:10

Dr. Laura Alexandrov

 

National Institute for Marine Research & Development "Grigore Antipa", Romania

 

Challenge, experience, future development and impact of the field of Maritime Spatial Planning in Romania

15:10-15:30

Mr. Richard Lisovsky

 

Ukrainian Scientific Center of Ecology of the Sea, Ukraine

 

Spatial Planning in Nature Protection Activities. Creating GIS Database for Project Marine Protected Area (MPA) - the Small Phyllophora Field, Karkinits'ka Gulf, Black Sea, Ukraine

15:30-15:50

Mr. Levent Bat

 

Sinop University, Fisheries Faculty, Turkey

 

AN INTEGRATED COASTAL ZONE MANAGEMENT PROJECT: CoastLearn Black Sea-CLBS

15:50-16:20

Coffee break

16:20-16:40

Prof. Ruben Kosyan

 

Southern Branch of P.P. Shirshov Institute of Oceanology, Russian Academy of Sciences, Russian Federation

 

Possible consequences of sand extraction in Anapa bay-bar area

16:40-17:00

Dr. Nikolay Valchev

 

Institute of Oceanology - Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, Bulgaria

 

GIS based hazard maps as a tool to support long-term reduction of disaster consequences

Poster Session

Day 3

Thursday, November 03, 2011

09:00

Session 5: Climate change

Chair

Professor Alexander Polonsky

Rapporteur

Dr. Alexander Mikaelyan

09:00-09:30

Keynote Speaker: Prof. Temel Oguz

 

Institute of Marine Sciences, Middle East Technical University, Turkey

 

 

09:30-09:50

Dr. Alexander Boltachev

 

Institute of Biology of the Southern Seas of National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine, Ukraine

 

The Black Sea Ichthyofauna: Structure, Changes, Problems

09:50-10:10

Prof. Alexander Polonsky

 

Marine Hydrophysical Institute of National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine, Ukraine

 

On an acidification of the Black Sea waters in XX century

10:10-10:30

Dr. Yuriy Ilyin

 

Marine Branch of Ukrainian Hydrometeorological Institute, Ukraine

 

Global and Regional Factors of Inter-Annual and Inter-Decadal Variability of Hydrometeorological conditions on the Black Sea Ukrainian Shores

10:30-10:50

Mr. Arthur Capet

 

GeoHydrodynamics and Environment Research (GHER), University of Liege, Belgium

 

Long term changes of the Black Sea physics and biogeochemistry : discerning regions of distinct sensibilities on the North Western Shelf

10:50-11:20

Coffee break

11:20-11:40

Dr. Alexander Mikaelyan

 

P.P. Shirshov Institute of Oceanology, Russian Academy of Sciences, Russian Federation

 

Long-term changes in nutrient supply of phytoplankton growth in the Black Sea

11:40-12:00

Dr. Olga Andrianova

 

Hydroacoustic Branch of Marine Hydrophysical Institute of the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine, Ukraine

 

The seasonal variations of the climatic circulation of the Black Sea waters along the axis of its divergence's zone

12:00-12:20

Mr. Davit Kereselidze

 

Ivane Javakhishvili Tbilisi State University, Georgia

 

Evaluation of the risks of flooding associated with the climate change at the eastern coastal zone of the Black Sea (Georgia)

12:20

Session 6: Common understanding of Black Sea Good Environmental Status

Chair

Dr. Valeria Abaza

Rapporteur

Dr. Snejana Moncheva

12:20-12:50

Keynote Speaker: Prof. Yuvenaly Zaitsev

 

Institute of Biology of the Southern Seas of National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine, Odessa Branch, Ukraine

 

The Black Sea - a pilot area to understand the ecosystem evolution and to develop protective recommendations

12:50-14:00

Lunch break

14:00-14:20

Dr. Tim O'Higgins

 

Scottish Association for Marine Science, United Kingdom

 

Classifying scale mismatches that constrain management of the Black Sea ecosystem.

14:20-14:40

Dr. Galina Minicheva

 

Institute of Biology of the Southern Seas of National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine, Odessa Branch, Ukraine

 

The ratio of local, regional and global factors impact to the autotrophic community of northwestern Black Sea

14:40-15:00

Prof. Georgii Shulman

 

Institute of Biology of the Southern Seas of National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine, Ukraine

 

Modern Information of Functional and Metabolic Activity of the Black Sea sprat and anchovy.

15:00-15:20

Dr. Murat Sezgin

 

Sinop University, Fisheries Faculty, Department of Hydrobiology, Turkey

 

The relationship between the distribution of harpacticoid copepods with the environmental factors and the sediment charecteristics in the Black Sea (Sinop, Turkey)

15:20-15:40

Dr. Natalia Milchakova

 

Institute of Biology of the Southern Seas of National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine, Ukraine

 

Macrophytobenthos of the Black Sea: structure, dynamic and consevation.

15:40-16:00

Prof. Tamara Shiganova

 

P.P. Shirshov Institute of Oceanology, Russian Academy of Sciences, Russian Federation

 

Assessment of the main drivers of the Black Sea ecosystem functioning
Invasive ctenophores impact on the Black Sea ecosystem. Modelling approach

16:00-16:30

Coffee break

16:30-17:30

Sessions reports

17:30-18:00

Final discussion and Conference conclusions