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The consortium of the project consists of 10 private and public entities, including the competent national authorities from the two Member states, both Romania and Bulgaria, Romanian Ministry of Waters and Forests and Bulgarian Black Sea Basin Directorate. Beside the partners from the member states: Mare Nostrum NGO, National Institute for Marine Research and Development “Grigore Antipa”, Green Balkans, Institute of Oceanology Varna, project involves third countries partners from Turkey and Ukraine (Turkish Marine Research Foundation, Karadeniz Technical University, Ukrainian Scientific Center of Ecology of the Sea). Their involvement is crucial in supporting the MSFD implementation in the Black Sea region.
The consortium involves the ACCOBAMS Secretariat, with extend involvement in the Black Sea cetacean conservation. ACCOBAMS brings the knowledge and experience in both cetacean conservation and noise monitoring from the Mediterranean area
The consortium partners have long partnership and working experience with Black Sea Commission, and other regional and international agreements and conventions (Bucharest Convention, Barcelona Convention, GFCM, FAO, etc.).
We are the most active environmental NGO in Constanta, Romania. Since 1994, we've been raising environmental respect, developping projects each year in order to help Constanta to become a true European city. Each project we implement corresponds to clear strategic directions and to carefully defined objectives:
- Education for sustainable development
- Marine and coastal biodiversity conservation and natural resources management
- Influencing public policies regarding urban management
This way we can build a framework for environmental responsible activities.
Every project we have is focused on biodiversity conservation and rational utilisation of resources. Black Sea dolphin monitoring is one of the long-term activities of the organisation, started in 2001. We implement projects on this direction and carry out activities that help us discover details about dolphin abundance in the Black Sea.
Basin Directorate for Water Management in the Black Sea Region - Varna was established by the Minister of Environment and Water in 2002, in accordance with Directive 60/2000 of the European Union and national legislation and regional division of the Ministry.
Basin water management covers 14.7 percent of the country and 100% of the territorial sea. This is approximately 16,568 km2 and 6358 km2 water area. 12 nautical miles of the Black Sea is 27 000 km2 - against the coast from Cape Sivriburun north to south Mutludere with a total length of 378 km.
The Black Sea Basin Directorate region perform planning, monitoring, informational features, and management of water, exclusive state ownership.