Programme: H2020 Call: H2020-BG-2020-2

Project title: Advancing Black Sea Research and Innovation to Co-Develop Blue Growth within Resilient Ecosystems

Acronym: BRIDGE-BS

Role in the project: Partner

Duration: 01/06/2021 al 30/11/2025

Project budget: € 8.999.877,50

ISMAR budget: € 478.750,00

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The Black Sea’s unique ecosystem services are degrading and need to be better managed for the benefit of citizens dependent upon their sustainability. As a critical contribution to the science-based policy needed to preserve the Black Sea ecosystems, BRIDGE-BS proposes a multidisciplinary, multisectoral program building on regional and international initiatives. The project will develop predictive tools and capabilities necessary to understand and predict the impacts of climate-driven and anthropogenic multi-stressors on the services stemming from Black Sea ecosystems. These services and their responses to stressors will be mapped, monitored and modeled in order to identify a safe operating space within which a sustainable blue economy can flourish. To this end, BRIDGE-BS is structured around “three” interconnected nodes: Service Dynamics, Blue Growth Incubators and Empowered Citizens.

Contact person in ISMAR:


  1. 1. Middle East Technical University (TR)
  2. Institute of Oceanology – Bulgarian Academy of Sciences (BG)
  3. Institutul National de Cercetare-Dezvoltare Marina Grigore Antipa (RO)
  4. Institut Po Bioraznoobrazie I Ekosistemni Izsledvaniya Balgarska Akademiya Na Naukite (BG)
  5. Ukrainian Scientific Centre of Ecology of the Sea (UA)
  6. Ivane Javakhishvili Tbilisi State University (GE)
  7. Institutul National de Cercetare-Dezvoltare Pentru Geologie si Geoecologie Marina-Geoecomar (RO)
  8. P.P. Shirshov Institute of Oceanology of Russian Academy of Sciences (RU)
  9. International Center for Black Sea Studies (EL)
  10. Hellenic Centre for Marine Research (EL)
  11. Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche (IT)
  12. Universite de Liege (BE)