The kick-off meeting of the TIMMOD project was conducted online due to the pandemic situation with the coronavirus. The online meeting was hosted by the Lead Partner - Institute of Fish Resources - Varna and was held th on 11 June 2020 with 23 participants, representing all 6 partner organizations of the TIMMOD project. The overall goals of the project and the detailed workplan were presented by the project manager Ms. Elitsa Petrova, Director of the Institute of Fish Resources - Varna. The management structure and the gantt chart were also presented. The representatives from DDNI, REC-Moldova, AUTh, BDCA and NEA made a short introduction of their organizations and described their roles in the TIMMOD project. The main activities of the project were discussed, together with a detailed action plan. The main focus was on the ongoing activities, including the inventory of innovative water monitoring technologies for monitoring of chemical, physical and biological parameters and the innovation strategy for joint monitoring. The main outcome from the kick-off meeting was the approval of  the action plan for the next period.

TIMMOD activities at a glance

Group Activity T1

Inventory and promotion of innovative environmental monitoring technologies for assessment of fish stock and non fish living resources. This activity aims at the elaboration of an Inventory of Innovative water monitoring technologies for monitoring of chemical, physical and biological parameters, and assessment of living resources.

Group Activity T2

Assessment and recommendation on advanced hydro-environmental numerical tools for data handling, real-time control and forecasting of marine conditions in the Black Sea. The main aim is to broaden the focus of traditional data processing and numerical modelling approaches by taking into account the holistic perspective in the analysis.

Group Activity T3

Pilot demonstration project on innovative monitoring using advance methods and instruments. Selecting innovative instrumentation, data handling and numerical modelling tools that are going to be demonstrated in two sea areas/test sites in Varna and Batumi.

Group Activity T4

Innovation Strategy to improve joint monitoring, data sharing and cross border information exchange systems in compliance with Marine Strategy Framework Directive and Data Collection Framework. This activity aims to develop common Strategy for supporting the implementation of modern technological upgrade in joint environmental monitoring, in service of the cross border cooperation and data sharing systems.

TIMMOD activities are in full swing. Please contact us to follow TIMMOD activities progress in detail, as well as if you wish to receive latest technical reports elaborated by the project team.

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