Black Sea Connect CSA The CSA

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Black Sea CONNECT is a key H2020 coordination and support action (CSA) which will scientifically, technically and logistically support the broader Black Sea Blue Growth Initiative, supported by the European Commission (EC) and composed of country-appointed experts, stakeholders and various national and international organizations.

Black Sea CONNECT is the first project in its own field for Black Sea. The overall objective of the Black Sea CONNECT is to coordinate the development of the Strategic Research and Innovation Agenda (SRIA), based on the defined principles in the Burgas Vision Paper and support the development of the Blue Growth in the Black Sea.

The SRIA and its Implementation Plan will guide stakeholders from academia, funding agencies, industry, policy and society to address together the fundamental Black Sea challenges, to promote blue growth and economic prosperity of the Black Sea region, to build critical support systems and innovative research infrastructure and to improve education and capacity building.

Partners

Fourteen organizations from nine countries are involved in the project; the Black Sea coastal countries, namely the Republic of Bulgaria, Georgia, Romania, the Russian Federation, the Republic of Turkey, Ukraine as well as Republic of Moldova and European Union countries Germany and France.

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Coordination and support team

Middle East Technical University | METU-IMS

Coordinator
Turkey

Organization of the Black Sea Economic Cooperation | BSEC

Turkey

The Scientific and Technological Research Council of Turkey | TUBITAK

Turkey

The National Institute for Research and Development of Marine Geology and Geoecology | GeoEcoMar

Romania

Institutul National de Cercetare-Dezvoltare Marina “Grigore Antipa” | INCDM

Romania

Secretariat of the Black Sea University Network | BSUN

Romania

Helmholtz-Zentrum Geesthacht Centre for Materials and Coastal Research | HZG

Also representing the German Marine Research Consortium, KDM
Germany

Institute of Oceanology - Bulgarian Academy of Sciences | IO-BAS

Bulgaria

Ukrainian scientific Centre of Ecology of Sea | UkrSCES

Ukraine

North-West Institute of Management of the RANEPA NWIM | RANEPA

Russia

P.P. Shirshov Institute of OceanologyOceanology of the Russian Academy of Sciences | SIO-RAS

Russia

Tiraspol State University | UST

Moldavia

Ivane Javakhishvili Tbilisi State University | TSU

Georgia

French Research Institute for Exploitation of the Sea | IFREMER

France

Coordination and support team

Middle East Technical University | METU-IMS

Coordinator
Turkey

Organization of the Black Sea Economic Cooperation | BSEC

Turkey

The Scientific and Technological Research Council of Turkey | TUBITAK

Turkey

The National Institute for Research and Development of Marine Geology and Geoecology | GeoEcoMar

Romania

Institutul National de Cercetare-Dezvoltare Marina “Grigore Antipa” | INCDM

Romania

Secretariat of the Black Sea University Network | BSUN

Romania

Helmholtz-Zentrum Geesthacht Centre for Materials and Coastal Research | HZG

Also representing the German Marine Research Consortium, KDM
Germany

Institute of Oceanology - Bulgarian Academy of Sciences | IO-BAS

Bulgaria

Ukrainian scientific Centre of Ecology of Sea | UkrSCES

Ukraine

North-West Institute of Management of the RANEPA NWIM | RANEPA

Russia

P.P. Shirshov Institute of OceanologyOceanology of the Russian Academy of Sciences | SIO-RAS

Russia

Tiraspol State University | UST

Moldavia

Ivane Javakhishvili Tbilisi State University | TSU

Georgia

French Research Institute for Exploitation of the Sea | IFREMER

France

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Work Packages

WP1

Management and Coordination

WP2

SRIA Development and Implementation Plan

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WP3

Synergistic Activities towards SRIA Implementation

WP4

Visibility and Dissemination

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Work Packages

WP1

Management and Coordination

WP2

SRIA Development and Implementation Plan

WP3

Synergistic Activities towards SRIA Implementation

WP4

Visibility and Dissemination

Milestones

MS1 | Kickoff meeting

MS2 | Web site and social media channels established, and visual identity produced

MS3 | Support provided to Regular Initiative meetings/general assemblies in first year, resulting in first draft of SRIA Implementation Plan

MS4 | Completed first round of national consultations through national workshops

MS5 | Operational network established and actively contributing to SRIA and the Implementation Plan

MS6 | Implementation roadmap set for the Joint Actions based on the priorities within the SRIA

MS7 | Regular Black Sea Blue Growth Initiative meetings in year 2, extended with the participation of operational network and linked projects/initiatives

MS8 | Innovation workshop held with clusters, fruitful discussions set the baseline material for the Innovation Report

MS9 | Dissemination of the CSA and the Black Sea Blue Growth Initiative in at least 3 major European events

MS10 | Outreach activities for children, students and public held in at least 4 partner countries

MS11 | Black Sea Project Coordinators Meeting

MS12 | 3rd year Black Sea Blue Growth Initiative meetings held, extended with the participation of operational network and linked projects/initiatives

Milestones

MS1 | Kickoff meeting

MS2 | Web site and social media channels established, and visual identity produced

MS3 | Support provided to Regular Initiative meetings/general assemblies in first year, resulting in first draft of SRIA Implementation Plan

MS4 | Completed first round of national consultations through national workshops

MS5 | Operational network established and actively contributing to SRIA and the Implementation Plan

MS6 | Implementation roadmap set for the Joint Actions based on the priorities within the SRIA

MS7 | Regular Black Sea Blue Growth Initiative meetings in year 2, extended with the participation of operational network and linked projects/initiatives

MS8 | Innovation workshop held with clusters, fruitful discussions set the baseline material for the Innovation Report

MS9 | Dissemination of the CSA and the Black Sea Blue Growth Initiative in at least 3 major European events

MS10 | Outreach activities for children, students and public held in at least 4 partner countries

MS11 | Black Sea Project Coordinators Meeting

MS12 | 3rd year Black Sea Blue Growth Initiative meetings held, extended with the participation of operational network and linked projects/initiatives