FINALLY! LAUNCH OF A NEW PROJECT – EU FOR IMPROVING ENVIRONMENTAL MONITORING IN THE BLACK SEA (EU4EMBLAS)

  • June 24, 2021

The European Union and UNDP launched a new project – EU for Improving Environmental Monitoring in the Black Sea (EU4EMBLAS) – to further boost the efforts to improve protection of the Black Sea environment.

EU4EMBLAS builds on the results of previous phases, which have tackled the deficiencies and limitations in marine data availability, supported development of the Black Sea Water Quality Databases, assessment and classification schemes, as well as addressed public involvement in marine litter reduction and environmental protection through local small-scale actions, campaigns and events.

EU4EMBLAS complements the needs to build further the national capacities to implement marine environment monitoring programmes, as well as continue efforts in awareness raising and education.

The project will primarily help to establish modern systems and facilities to support marine environmental monitoring in Georgia and Ukraine and strengthen national capacities for application of modern analytical methods, data management and assessment related to marine environmental monitoring. Increased awareness of general public on the Black Sea environmental issues and education of young generation will continue to be integral part of the programme. Key actors include national institutions involved in the Black Sea monitoring, as well as national authorities, research / scientific / educational organizations and civil society organizations.