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Executive Summary Acknowledgements SECTION I: BSIMAP and BSIS SECTION II: MONITORING, DATA FLOWS TO THE BSC AND INDICATORS: ACHIEVEMENTS AND THE BOTTLENECKS SECTION III: CONCLUSIONS AND RECOMMENDATIONS Annex I. PROJECTS IN THE BLACK SEA REGION Annex II. BSIMAP MANDATORY AND OPTIONAL PARAMETERS Annex III. META DATA SUBMITTED TO THE BSC Annex VI. FISHERY REPORT ON SUITABILITY OF BSIS DATA FOR CALCULATION OF INDICATORS Annex V. NORTHWARD MOVEMENT OF SPECIES Annex VI. PROPOSED NEW INDICATORS FROM THE BLACK SEA Annex VII. FORWARD LOOKING AT MSFD
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Final ¨Diagnostic Report¨ to guide improvements to the regular reporting process on the state of the Black Sea environment, August 2010

2002 - 2007

Diagnostic Report to guide improvements to the regular reporting process on the state of the Black Sea environment

The report has been produced with the financial support of the European Environment Agency.

Acknowledgements

The report has been produced with the financial support of the European Environment Agency. Special thanks to Eva Gelabert who helped us so much in developing the project concept and lead us enthusiastically giving recommendations and directions on improvements of the report.

Special gratitudes to Colpan Beken and her team (Marmara Research Center/TUBITAK) for their invaluable contribution to assessing the data availability in the Black Sea region and suitability of data for indicator-based reporting. The BSC PS expresses sincere thanks to Oleg Yunev (IBSS –Sevastopol Branch), Galina Minicheva (IBSS-Odessa Branch), Nataliya Milchakova (IBSS-Sevastopol Branch), Yuriy Ilyin (MB UHMI – Sevastopol), Tamara Shiganova (Shirshov Institute-Moscow), Bayram Ozturk (Istanbul University), Georgiy Shulman (IBSS-Sevastopol), Temel Oguz (Erdemli Institute), Snejana Moncheva (IOBAS- Varna), Veselina Mihneva (IFR-Varna), Violin Raykov (IFR-Varna), Andra Oros (NIMRD-Constanta), Valentina Coatu (NIMRD-Constanta), Victor Egorov (IBSSSevastopol), Kristina Dencheva (IO-BAS-Varna), Viktoria Teiubova (Biological Station6 Novorosiysk), Fatih Sahin (Sinop Institute), Alexander Mikaelyan (Shirshov Institute- Moscow), Valeriy Chasovnikov (Shirshov Institute –Southern Branch-Gelendjik), Yuriy Denga (UkrSCES), Vladimir Medinets (Odessa University), Aleksander Korshenko (GOIN-Moscow), Tania Churilova (IBSS-Sevastopol), Galina Shtereva (IO-BAS-Varna), Laura Boicenko (NIMRD-Constanta), Valeria Abaza (NIMRD-Constanta), Alexey Khaliulin (MHI-Sevastopol), Hasan Orek (Erdemli Institute), Vittorio Barale (Joint Research Center, Ispra), Eleni Kaberi (Hellenic Center for Marine Research-Athens), Georgiy Shapiro (School of Marine Science and Engineering University of Plymouth), Yegor Volovik (BSERP PIU) and Emilia Vasileva -Veleva (IAEA-Marine Environment Laboratories) for providing meta data and information for this report. The Fishery data suitability for calculation of indicators was assessed by Violin Raykov (IFR-Varna), climate change indicators were reported by Temel Oguz (Erdemli Institute), Tamara Shiganova (Shirshov Institute-Moscow) and Bayram Ozturk (Istanbul University). Full inventories of meta data for Chl, nutrients, macroalgae, contamination of biota and others were provided by Oleg Yunev (IBSS-Sevastopol Branc), Galina Minicheva (IBSS-Odessa Branch), Nataliya Milchakova (IBSS-Sevastopol Branch), Snejana Moncheva (IO-BASVarna), Kristina Dencheva (IO-BAS-Varna), Victor Egorov (IBSS-Sevastopol), Valentina Coatu (NIMRD-Constanta), Andra Oros (NIMR-Constanta) and Fatih Sahin (Sinop Institute).

The extensive Internet search (publications, on-line data sets, observation systems, GIS, etc.) was carried out by V. Myroshnychenko (BSC PS).

Translation, preparation of Figures and other support was provided by N. Bogdanova (BSC PS). All the contributors are listed here not according to the size or value of their input to the report, but in line with the sequence they were contacted while the BSC PS worked on the Diagnostic Report. The report would not be possible without the incredible support provided by so many BS scientists. Thank you!