Integrated hotspots management and saving the living Black Sea ecosystem –  HOT BLACK SEA

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The Project will address major gaps in LBSA management at the national and regional levels in the Black Sea region, and will work to realize the objectives of the Joint Operational Program “Black Sea Basin 2007-2013”


Duration: May 2013 – November 2015


The overall objective of the Project is:

To foster cross-border partnership for the development of harmonised policy and utilization of scientific studies relevant to monitoring and addressing environmental threats in the Black Sea Basin in the field of land-based sources of pollution.


“Hot spot” means a limited and definable local land area, stretch of surface water or specific aquifer that is subject to excessive pollution and necessitates priority attention in order to prevent or reduce the actual or potential adverse impacts on human health, ecosystems or natural resources and amenities of economic importance (Revised LBS Protocol).


Partner Organizations:


National Institute for Research and Development in Electrical Engineering (ICPE-CA, Bucharest, Romania) – The Project Coordinator

Foundation Caucasus Environment (FCE, Tbilisi, Georgia)

TUBITAK Marmara Research Center (Gebze / KOCAELİ, Turkey)

Burgas Municipality (Burgas, Bulgaria)

Odessa State Environmental University (Odessa, Ukraine)

Nongovernmental Organization for Sustainable Regional Development and Environmental Protection (SuRDEP, Varna, Bulgaria)