CeNoBS - Support Marine Strategy Framework Directive implementation in the Black Sea through establishing a regional monitoring system of cetaceans (D1) and noise monitoring (D11) for achieving Good Environmental Status

Mare Nostrum NGO

Project type : Improve Knowledge about status of cetaceans
Subtype : Anthropogenic underwater noise, Marine debris, Population estimates and distribution, Information and communication about cetecaans, Population Structure, Monitoring cetacean's status

arine Strategy Framework Directive (MSFD) represents the pillar of European Union, which aim is “Good Environmental Status” (GES) in European marine waters by 2020. As is well known, the Black Sea is one of the most vulnerable regional seas and Romania and Bulgaria are the European Member States responsible for implementation of MSFD, in close collaboration with the other non EU countries. The two descriptors that are tackled by the present proposal are Descriptor 1 – marine mammals/cetaceans and Descriptor 11 – noise in the Black Sea, improving the second cycle of MSFD implementation, by achieving greater consistency and coherence in determining, assessing and achieving good environmental status. The proposed activities will fill the lack of background data on the distribution/abundance of BS cetacean populations and on bycatch pressure and the lack of national expertise to implement effective noise monitoring. The main objectives are to assess D1 cetacean related criteria and establishment of thresholds values, to assess and support the development of D11 monitoring in the Black Sea and to enhance coordination among the Black Sea region through the dissemination of the project activities, results and outcomes. CeNoBS is a 24 months project that aims to achieve 3 specific objectives: Specific Objectives 1: Assessing D1 cetaceans related criteria and establishment of thresholds values Specific Objectives 2: Assessing and supporting the development of D11 monitoring in the Black Sea Specific Objectives 3: Enhancing coordination among the Black Sea region through the dissemination of the project activities, results and outcomes
  • Institution involved :ACCOBAMS Secretariat; Romanian Ministry of Waters and Forests and Bulgarian Black Sea Basin Directorate, Institute of Oceanology – Bulgarian Academy of Sciences IO-BAS, National Institute for Marine Research and Development “Grigore Antipa” - NIMRD, Green Balkans NGO (Bulgaria), Ukrainian Scientific Centre of the Ecology of Sea (UkrSECS), Turkish Marine Research Foundation (TUDAV), Karadeniz Technical University (KTU)
  • Contact: Paiu Romulus-Marian
  • Keywords: cetaceans, Tursiops truncatus ponticus, Delphinus delphis ponticus, Phocoena phocoena relicta, marine litter, ASI, CeNoBS, MSFD, Descriptor 1, Descriptor 11, regional assessement
  • Source of funding and cofunding: European Commission ACCOBAMS Secretariat Green Balkans Mare Nostrum
  • Project status: ON-GOING
  • Starting Year: 2019
  • End Year: 2020
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