The 4th Dissemination Event of the TIMMOD project was organized on 7th of July 2021 in Varna, Bulgaria as a hybrid meeting with live participation of involved partners, stakeholders and guests in Art Saloon Radio Varna and online participants in MS Teams platform. The event was hosted by Project Partner 2 – Black Sea - Danube Association of Research and Development (BDCA) - Varna.
The aim of the event was to present in local language the TIMMOD project in a nutshell in front of different local stakeholders and interested parties. The main goals, activities, and expected results of the TIMMOD project were presented with a focus on the activities led by the Bulgarian partners IFR and BDCA together with the ongoing tasks within the project. Participants from different stakeholders such as Executive Agency of Fisheries and Aquaculture (EAFA) at the Minister of Agriculture and Foods, Naval Academy- Varna, Marine Cluster Bulgaria, Black Sea Basin Directorate, Marine Administration – Varna, Bulgarian Ship Hydrodynamics Centre showed great interested in the project and actively participated in the dissemination event.
Main results of the field research and the pilot demonstrations tests and training for practical use of innovative hardware and software tools were presented during the event. The demonstration program and training were carried out on board of a scientific research vessel in the end of June and beginning of July 2021 along the Bulgarian Black Sea coast. The application of modern innovative technologies for hydrographic measurements and survey, monitoring of fish schools and non-fish resources, measurements of basic physical and chemical sea water parameters, numerical modelling , data sharing and dissemination via web-GIS were the most discussed topics.
The project was also presented to the wider public in a special interview for local media: "Innovative Technologies for assessment of fish stock and non fish resources".
The next Dissemination Event of the TIMMOD project is going to take place in Batumi, Georgia in November 2021.