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BS-HOT 2008 CONFERENCE 

12 August 2008

2nd BIANNUAL AND BLACK SEA SCENE EC PROJECT JOINT CONFERENCE

Main goal: To initiate a concerted effort to use science, information technology and policy measures to understand and deal with the consequences of global warming in the Black Sea towards better governance, sustainable exploitation of resources and conservation of the marine environment.

Jointly organised by:
- The Commission on the Protection of the Black Sea against Pollution 
- BLACKSEASCENE

With the support of:
Institute of Oceanology
GEF UNDP - BSERP
Balkan Environment Association
TUDAV Istanbul University

Under the auspice:
Ministry of Environment and Water –
Bulgaria Bulgarian Academy of Sciences

Conference venue: Park-Hotel Moskva, Sofia, Bulgaria
Conference Dates: 6-9 October 2008

CONFERENCE SESSIONS

Day 1: Session 1.
Climate forcing mechanisms in the Black Sea

Day 2: Session 2.
Black Sea Ecosystem responses to climate change

Day 3: Session 3.
Data availability and data base management – what data do us still
need to find, digitize and make available

Day 3: Session 4.
Economic and sociological impacts on the coastal Black Sea
communities and resource users – management scenarios
And measures

Session 3 topics:

Black Sea Environmental Data Bases – projects output, (data bases, services , results implementation)
Data Quality Control and Data Quality Assessment
Black Sea virtual data & information infrastructure (DQC Content Mananagement System)

Session 4 topics:

Climate change and Black Sea living resources – challenges for sustainable exploitation
Socio-economic impacts and policy scenarios
Our responsibility under Global Warming

All sessions
Information gaps – gaps in knowledge, data, policy and legislation

CONTACT

"BS-HOT’2008”  - Conference Secretariat
Attention:
Dr. Snejana MONCHEVA,
Institute of Oceanology of the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences
P.O.Box 152, 9000 Varna, BULGARIA.

Phone: +359-52-370485        
Fax: +359-52-370485

Home page: www.blacksea-commission.org/bs-hot/

E-mail: bs-hot@io-bas.bg