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On 3rd of September 2017, press-conference devoted to an ecological survey carried out by the EU/UNDP project “Improving Environmental Monitoring in the Black Sea” (EMBLAS-II) was conducted in Batumi under the leadership of the National Environmental Agency, Georgia.1The press-conference provided journalists and wide public with the new methods of Black Sea surveys (like environmental DNA traces, further development of the Black sea priority substances) and significance of the surveys for the marine environmental policy development in Georgia.

A special high-level guest from Georgian parliament Mr. Kahaber Kuchava made a speech on implementation of Marine Strategy Framework Directive in Georgia.

The event also included the awarding procedure of the 5 winners of the Black Sea SaveBook, all from the Poti school # 4, who also had the excursion to the marine research vessel “Mare Nigrum”. Especially the project congratulates Kristina Chanturia for becoming an international winner of the Black Sea SaveBook.123

In total more than 60 participants took part in the event. The event was highly covered in media (see below the links).

Georgian parliament http://www.parliament.ge/ge/saparlamento-saqmianoba/komitetebi/garemos-dacvisa-da-bunebrivi-resursebis-komiteti/gonisdziebebi/gonisdziebebi1/axali-ambebi-garemo/kaxaber-kuchava-shavi-zgvis-kvlevebis-monawile-eqspertebs-shexvda.page

National Environmental Agency http://nea.gov.ge/ge/news/detailed/656/shavi-zgvis-kvlevebi-grdzeldeba/

TV

Adjara TV http://ajaratv.ge/news/ge/19656/shavi-zgvis-kvleva.html.html#.Wa2R9WaFbFt.facebook

Rustavi TV http://rustavi2.ge/ka/news/84054

Imedi TV https://imedinews.ge/ge/saqartvelo/26100/eqspertebi-shavi-zgvis-kvlevebs-akhortsieleben

News

Georgian newsagency http://ghn.ge/com/news/view/185300

Interpressnews http://www.interpressnews.ge/ge/sazogadoeba/450312-saqarthvelos-ukrainis-da-evrokavshiris-qveynebis-tsamyvani-eqspertebi-shavi-zghvis-erthobliv-kvlevebs-akhorcieleben.html?ar=A

Radio Atinati http://www.radioatinati.ge/akhali-ambebi/article/61969-saqarthvelos-ukrainis-da-evrokavshiris-qveynebis-eqspertebi-shav-zghvas-ikvleven.html

Caucasus + newspaper http://ge.kavkazplus.com/news.php?id=11854#.WbE5LmeQyM8,  http://kvira.ge/348864

Prof News http://www.prof-news.com/%E1%83%A1%E1%83%90%E1%83%A5%E1%83%90%E1%83%A0%E1%83%97%E1%83%95%E1%83%94%E1%83%9A%E1%83%9D%E1%83%A1-%E1%83%A3%E1%83%99%E1%83%A0%E1%83%90%E1%83%98%E1%83%9C%E1%83%98%E1%83%A1-%E1%83%93%E1%83%90/

Commersant Newspaper http://commersant.ge/?view=post&id=131178

IPress http://www.ipress.ge/new/83744-uckhoeli-specialistebi-shavi-zghvis-monitorings-itsyeben

Batumi newspaper http://batumelebi.netgazeti.ge/news/93178/#sthash.wN2j33l8.bdFBx4Ff.dpbs