Black Sea Day 2013 Medalists
Mr. Atanas Palazov, Bulgaria
2007 - Director, Professor Institute of Oceanology – Bulgarian Academy of Sciences
2005 - Head of Bulgarian National Oceanographic Data Centre Oceanographic Data Centre Management Institute of Oceanology – Bulgarian Academy of Sciences
2004 - 2007 , Assoc. Professor Head of Ocean Technology Department Department Management Institute of Oceanology – Bulgarian Academy of Sciences Science
1985 – 2004, Researcher, Marine researches Institute of Oceanology – Bulgarian Academy of Sciences
1982 - 1984, Software engineer Coordinator of 22 national and international projects. Participant in 40 national and international projects.
Vice chairman of the Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission of UNESCO.
Member of the BlackSeaGOOS Committee.
Founder, first coordinator and member of ODINBLACKSEA.
Member of the General assembly of the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences.
Chairman of the National Oceanographic Commission.
Мember of the board of the Union of Scientists, Varna.
More than 150 scientific publications and 3 inventions.
Mr. Amiran GIGINEISHVILI, Georgia
Experience: Director Lanchkhuti Information Center
May 2003 – Present (10 years 6 months) Executive Director Lanchkhuti Local Council Association
January 2001 – May 2003 (2 years 5 months) Technical director Technology Service Co. ltd.
April 1992 – January 2003 (10 years 10 months) Research and developing Electronics and IT Education: Tbilisi Javakhishvili State University Masters, Economics
1991 – 1993 Georgian Technical University Masters, Radio Engineering 1980 – 1985
Mr. Gheorghe RADU, Romania
Mr. Gheorghe Radu has a scientific background in the field of marine living resources (more than 30 years). He carries out studies of the Black Sea ichthyofauna (distribution, abundance, biological parameters, spawning and recruitment); study of environmental conditions influencing the status and distribution of the Black Sea ichthyofauna.
1993 – 2013 - National Institute for Marine Research and Development “Grigore Antipa” Constanta, Senior scientist 1979 to 1992 - National Institute for Marine Research and Development “Grigore Antipa” Constanta, Scientific researcher 1975 to 1979 - Fish farm - Jurilofca - Tulcea, Romania, Engineer
- Local consultant on Black Sea Biological Diversity, Black Sea Read Data Book, The ICZM Report on the Romanian coastal zone
- Local consultant on EIA, EA - Adviser for elaborating the strategy for a “Joint in situ fishery stock assessment in the Black Sea”;
- Adviser in support of GEF Black Sea Ecosystem Recovery Project Implementation Unit for “Review of Fisheries in the Black Sea coastal states”
- National consultant for FAO: State of World Marine Capture Fisheries Management – 2005: Mediterranean/Black/ Caspian Seas;
NIMRD responsible for “Romanian National Programme for Collection of Fisheries Data” in compliance with EC Regulation 199/2008 and Commission Decision 2008;
- National consultant for FAO -2012;
- National consultant for GFCM-2013.
Mr. Yuriy YURENKO, Russian Federation
Mr. Yuriy Yurenko after graduating Moscow State University, worked as an engineer and a research officer of the Black Sea Department on Shore Protection Constructions of the Central institute of Transport Building from 1981 till 1993. He was occupied with problems of ocean engineering and methods of dynamical processes’ study in coastal regions of the Black Sea. Не fulfilled natural measurements of shoaling waves and elaborated wave climate characteristics in dozen of researching projects for the purpose of shore protection in Ukraine, Russia and Georgia.
From 1993 ongoing Y.Yurenko participated in foundation of the Specialize Centre on Hydrometeorology and Environment Monitoring of the Black and Azov Seas in Sochi. He has more than 30 years of scientific and engineering experience. In nineties he cooperated with GEF Black Sea Environmental Programme in meetings, trainings, working parties and realization of environmental investigations. Y.Yurenko got to start regular short-term marine cruises on monitoring investigations for hydrochemical conditions of the Black Sea in coastal zone of Sochi from 2001 till nowadays.
He developed methods and techniques of in situ and distant detection of marine pollutions during Since 1993 Y.Yurenko manages coastal hydrometeorological observations network of Russia in basin of the Black and Azov Seas, which include twelve onshore hydrometeorological stations and several dozen points of hydrological observations in the coastal zone. He leads the statistical analysis of data and preparation of annual reports on climate and hydrological conditions in coastal zone of the Black and Azov Seas and mouths of rivers Don and Kuban.
Y.Yurenko takes part in modernisation of observational networks of Roshydromet. He manages two marine automatic buoy hydrometeorological stations in coastal waters of Sochi to provide Olympic Winter Games 2014. Y.Yurenko released more than 20 scientific papers based upon the performed investigations
Mr. Mehmet BAŞ, Turkey
Mr. Mehmet Baş was born in 1966 in Trabzon, Turkey. He graduated from university majoring in Public Administration, and has a Masters Degree in Urbanization and Environmental Problems.
He served an adviser of the Minister of Environment in the parliament between 2009-2011. He worked as an Department Manager on DG Environmental Impact Assessment, Permits and Inspection between 2011-2012. He has been working as a General Director in General Directorate of Environmental Management of Ministry of Environment and Urbanization since 2012 in Ankara.
As an General Director of DG Environmental Management, he has been conducted and directed various of environmental issues as waste water, climate change, waste, marine pollution, chemical pollution and air pollution etc.
He has been working as Turkish Commissioner for Black Sea Commission since 2012. Among his other managerial duties he attaches particular importance to the issues of Black sea Commission. He personally involved the Black sea day celebrations organized in Trabzon, Turkey in 2012.
Also he is Mediterranean Action Plan (MAP) focal point of Turkey, so he involves the process in Mediterranean and Barcelona Convention as a decision maker.
Ms.Natalia MOVCHAN, Ukraine
Principal Consultant of the Committee on Environmental Policy to the Secretariat of the Parliament of Ukraine
a member of the Black Sea Commission’s Advisory Group on the Land-based sources of pollution (LBS AG)