International Black Sea Day İstanbul

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Every year, International Black Sea Day is celebrated with a sprit dedicated for the protection of this unique sea. This year it was celebrated on 3 November 2014, in Taksim, Istanbul, Turkey, organized by Permanent Secretariat of Black Sea Commission. There were presentations of projects carried out in the Black Sea, such as CoCoNet, PERSEUS, EMBLAS, IRIS-SES, and MISIS. A presentation of CoCoNet was made by Ayaka Amaha Ozturk, Istanbul University (WP7), and CoCoNet brochures and posters were distributed.

International Black Sea Day 31 October 2014

 

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International Black Sea Day

31 October 2014

 

 

NIMRD “Grigore Antipa” Constanta, Romania, celebrated the International Black Sea Day 2014 by organizing a series of scientific and educational activities.

Together with the Natural Sciences Museum Complex of Constanta, NIMRD was co-organizer of the symposium “Black Sea – Past, Present and Future”, held on 31 October, in the Conference Hall of the Complex. The symposium reunited researchers, members of the academia and authorities, who debated on the current state of the Black Sea ecosystem.

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The activities dedicated to the International Black Sea Day continued with a work visit to the Natural Sciences Museum Complex of Constanta of the 20 members of the Junior Ranger ecologist club from the 2 May Elementary School. These middle school pupils have always been involved in ecological education and awareness activities, by constantly monitoring the Vama veche – 2 Mai Marine Reserve, under NIMRD’s custody.

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The celebration of the International Black Sea Day continued in an innovative manner by organizing an official chess competition for children.

The Black Sea Day Chess Challenge 2014 was hosted by NIMRD on 1 November 2014 and was organized by NIMRD in partnership with the Fianchetto Chess Club from Constanta, the Balkan Environmental Association (B.EN.A.) and the European Environmental Association (A.E.M.).bs05

 

76 young chess players, aged between 5 and 14, from chess clubs all around the Constanta County, participated in this challenge.

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Awards, cups and medals were granted to the best of them.

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NIMRD experts took this opportunity to familiarize the young participants and their parents to the aspects concerning the need to protect the marine environment. Also, all participants were introduced to the main goals of the PERSEUS and CoCoNET projects.

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(Presentation & Video) Marine Protected Areas in the Mediterranean

CoCoNet Summer School, 8-12 September 2014, Chloë Webster.

A presentation and a video regarding MPA's of Mediterranean presented by MedPAN Scientific Officer Chloë WEBSTER at Coconet Summer School 2014 in Rabat. Please find them attached in the below link.

Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QqNrViaXzUM

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CoCoNet Posters at FABA 2014

"FABA 2014: International Symposium on Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences" organized by the Central Fisheries Research Institute (CFRI),Trabzon, Turkey, September 25 - 27, 2014.

FABA has been organized annually at various universities in Turkey since 2003 . The symposium generally focuses on the theme "Marine and Inland Biodiversity: Interactions with Fisheries and Aquatic Environments" . This year in FABA CoCoNet posters were displayed as a part of dissemnation activity of CoCoNet for the fisheries and marine science community of Turkey.

 

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Rabat Summer School

The third COCONET 'Summer School' was held at the Institut Scientifique, Universite Mohammed V, Rabat, Morocco, 8-13 September 2014.  The school was opened by the Vice President of the University, Mme Cherkaoui Raja, and the Director of the Institut Scientifique, Mr. Elhassani Ahmed, followed by an address delivered by Prof. Ferdinando Boero, University of Salento, Italy, coordinator of the CoCoNet project, and welcoming remarks by Prof. Bella Galil, National Institute of Oceanography, Israel, and Prof. Mohammed Ramdani,Institut Scientifique, Rabat.

Forty participants hailing from 14 countries (Albania, Algeria, Egypt, France, Greece, Israel, Italy, Montenegro, Morocco, Roumania, Spain, Tunisia, Turkey and Ukraine), participated in the lively discussions that followed presentations focused on the Descriptors of 'Good Environmental Status' as mandated by the EU 'Marine Strategy'.

The 'status of Mediterranean Marine Protected Areas' was presented by Chloë Webster, 'Connectivity in the marine world and in the context of MPAs' by Serge Planes, 'Pristine vs. non-pristine areas in the Mediterranean' by Enrique Macpherson, 'Temperature rises in the Mediterranean Sea its impacts' by Simonetta Fraschetti, and 'A review of

the experience on the impacts of energy from sea (offshore wind, wave, current) on the marine and coastal environment' by Takvor Soukissian.

It was followed by a full day workshop on 'habitat mapping'.

 

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