In April 2022 the National Environment Agency of the Ministry of Environment and Agriculture of Georgia has implemented the second phase of the Pilot Demonstration Tests, Training and Marine Surveys using Innovative Monitoring Equipment in the Batumi-Gonio Bay.

Demonstrations and trainings onsite included preparation works for sampling survey and mobilization of equipment for the CTD buoy platform. On board measurements and data acquisition were conducted successfully collecting the spring raw data for further analysis and comparison with the results from Demo Tests- Phase I from October 2021.

BioSonics hydroacoustic echosounder have been used for data collection for fish assessment. Data have been collected at 120 kHz using an echo sounder (DT-X Extreme echosounder BioSonics) with split-beam transducers mounted on the hull, ~1.5 m below the water surface. 

A demonstration of JW Fisheries Sealion -2 have been performed. The device is completely mobile underwater camera that can be controlled from the surface and capable of staying submerged indefinitely. It can dramatically reduce search time, as well as the risk and high cost associated with sea bottom observation and diving operations . DT-X Extreme BioSonics echosounder - Gallery  JW Fishers Sea Lion-2 - Gallery  TIMMOD ICT TOOLS Test site-Batumi - Gallery

CTD buoy platform



DT-X Extreme BioSonics echosounder

JW Fishers Sea Lion-2 


TIMMOD ICT TOOLS Test site-Batumi



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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