The 4th Thematic Transboundary Meeting (TTM#4) on innovative environmental monitoring and modelling technologies for assessment of fish stock and non-fish resources was organized on 25th and 26th October in Batumi, Georgia. The meeting was hosted by the LEPL National Environmental Agency (NEA) as a hybrid event with live participation of involved partners, stakeholders and guests in Hotel Radisson Blu- Batumi, Georgia, and online participants in the MS Teams platform.
The main goal of the event was to present a review of the Demo Tests Survey organized in Georgia in the period from 11 October 2021 until 26 October 2021, and to discuss practical issues and further steps for adoption of demonstrated ICT tools, sensors and methodologies. A special seminar part of the event included also presentations and demonstrations (testing) on data handling tools, GIS tools, visualisation software. Raised expertise of researchers and better understanding among performers and decision makers about innovative solutions have been achieved.
The TTM#4 finished with a fruitful roundtable discussion focused on the potential of usage of innovative monitoring equipment in the Black Sea region, possible opportunities for further cooperation, the need of research and investment initiatives, targeted to improve joint monitoring and cross-border data exchange.