1st Thematic Transboundary Meeting (TTM), Chisinau, Moldova

Transboundary & regional cooperation issues of monitoring of environmental parameters and assessment of fish stock & non-fishing resources at Black Sea.

The First Thematic Transboundary Meeting (TTM) was organized on 12 and 13 November 2020, with the main goal to raise awareness of researchers, surveyors and decision makers in the area of monitoring of environmental parameters and assessment of fish stock & non-fishing resources at Black Sea. An essential output for the TIMMOD project was provided on joint application of innovative systems in marine environment monitoring services, and cross-border data exchange – contributing to BSB Program result 2.1 "Improved availability of cross-border compatible environmental monitoring data and information".

The 1st TTM was hosted by Regional Environmental Centre – Moldova. Due to COVID-19 situation it was organized as an “online/hybrid” meeting –online meeting hosted in MS TEAMS, and face-to-face meeting in the conference room with local participants. The 1st TTM was attended by more than 60 participants from 6 partner countries. The focus of the event was the report “Situational Analysis of monitoring of environmental parameters and assessment of fish stock & non-fishing resources at Black Sea, and the associated technological and methodological issues”, prepared within the project.

Main topics of discussion during the meeting were the analysis of the current state of Black Sea fish stock &non-fishing resources; needs & demands of environmental monitoring; inventory on existing organizational and human resources; inventory on equipment, sensors, vessels, etc.

A separate seminar session was devoted to Innovations in Marine Environmental Research, when five presentations from five countries were delivered in the fields of methods and tools for estimation of the fish stock, water quality monitoring, blue economy, etc.

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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