Final Meeting for the MISIS Project, 24-26 June, Constanta, Romania

The final meeting of the MISIS Project, was inaugurated in Romania on 24th June 2014, with the participation of representatives from the IRIS-SES Project.


         Monday, 23th June 2014


Arrival, accommodation



         Tuesday, 24th June 2014


09:00 – 09:15 Opening and Welcome address – Mr. Simion Nicolaev, Director NIMRD. Adoption of the Agenda
9:15 – 9:30 Contribution to be decided – Mr. Michail Papadoyannakis, DG ENV
9:30 – 10:00 





10:00 – 10:30



10:30 – 11:00


Session 1Achievements and outputs of MISIS Project – Mrs. Laura Boicenco, NIMRD, Project coordinatorDiagnostic report – Guiding improvements in the Black Sea integrated monitoring system (including capacity building and utilization of equipment), data management, and assessements - Mrs. Laura Boicenco, NIMRD


State of Environment Report based on Joint MISIS Cruise – Mrs. Snejana Moncheva, IO-BAS


D1, 2, 6 – Pelagic habitats state – Mr. Sahin Fatih, SNUFF and Mrs. Kremena Stefanova – IO-BAS


11 – 11:30 Coffee break
11:30 – 12:15 

12:15 – 12:35


12:35 – 13:00


D1, 2, 6 – Benthic habitats state – Mr. Adrian Teaca, GeoEcoMar and Mr. Murat Sezgin, SNUFFD5 – Eutrophication state – Mrs. Luminita Lazar, NIMRD


D 8, 9 – Contaminants status (water, sediment and biota) – Mrs. Andra Oros, NIMRD


13:00 – 14:00 Lunch break
14:00 – 14:20 

14:20 – 14:30



14:30 – 15:30



15:30 – 16:00

D10 – Marine Litter – New ML technique applied during MISIS cruise –             Mrs. Kremena Stefanova, IO-BASThe concept of transboundary MPA – pilot project Rezovo – Igneada – Mrs. Laura Boicenco, NIMRD


MPA Scientific evaluation, Management Plan, Dossier for Transboundary Rezovo – Igneada MPA designation – Mr. Murat Sezgin, SNUFF




16:00 – 16:30 Coffee break
16:30 – 17:00 


17:00 – 18:00

Black Sea MPAs – policy/law enforcement, transboundary MPA designation, results and recommendations for further work – Mr. Adrian Teaca, GeoEcoMar, RomaniaOther projects experience, recommendations on MPAs work enhancement in the BS region.

Mr. Ferdinando Boero – CoCoNet Project Coordinator

Mr. Emil Todorov – Black Sea – SeaBirds Project Coordinator


  Project Official Dinner (time to be announced at the meeting)


Wednesday, 25th June 2014


9:00 – 9:45




9:45 – 10:15






10:15 – 11:00

Session 2Contribution to the revision of monitoring programmes in line with MSFD requirements –  Mrs. Çolpan Beken, TUBITAK



Gaps in reporting of the MISIS beneficiary countries to International Organisations (EEA, BSC) – Mr. Florin Timofte, NIMRD, Romania

EEA and BSC are invited to speak about their use of reported data and where they see major failures in reporting. Recommendations on improvements.


Activities of major ongoing projects in support of monitoring revision, their recommendations on development of integrated monitoring


Mr. Vangelis Papathanassiou, PERSEUS Project coordinator

Mr. Ángel Borja, DEVOTES Project coordinator

11:00 – 11:30 Coffee break 
11:30 – 13:00 Activities of major ongoing projects in support of monitoring revision, their recommendations on development of integrated monitoring 

Mrs. Kalliopi Pagou –IRIS-SES Project Coordinator

Mrs. Annemie Volckaert – ARCADIS Project Coordinator

Mr. Vasyl Kostiushyn  – EMBLAS Project – Project Manager


13:00 – 14:00 Lunch outdoor, on Danube bank
After 15:00 Following the lunch we will visit the Danube Delta channels and lakes, in motor boats. 


Thursday, 26th June 2014


9:00 – 11:00 Steering Committee sharing opinion on MISIS and proposing follow-up activities 

Mr. Papadayonakis – EC DG Env.

Mrs. Otilia Mihail - Ministry of Environment and Climate Changes, Romania

Mr. Georgi Parlichev – Black Sea Basin Directorate, on behalf of Ministry of Environment and Water, Bulgaria

Mrs. Bahar Ozogut – Ministry of Environment and Urbanization, Turkey

Mrs. Irina Makarenko   –  PMA officer, Black Sea Commission – Permanent Secretariat


Vision on integrated monitoring system, nationally based – responding inter-alia to MSFD requirements, and Black Sea-regional programme (BSIMAP) 

General Discussion, jointly drawing major recommendations for further improvements of monitoring and MISIS follow-up activities.


Conclusions, Photo group, end of meeting


12:00 –  LunchDeparture of participants