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News // Antea Group and Earth Observation in the Black Sea Catchment

Date // 5th August 2013

Antea Group and Earth Observation in the Black Sea Catchment

The Black Sea Catchment is internationally known as one of the worst examples for ecologically unsustainability and poor resource management, which has led to severe environmental, social and economic problems.

The European FP7-project enviroGRIDS aimed to gather, store, distribute, analyze, visualize and disseminate crucial information regarding the environment of the Black Sea catchment. A state of the art ‘Grid-enabled Spatial Data Infrastructure' (G-SDI) was built as a component of the ‘Global Earth Observation System of Systems' (GEOSS) targeting the needs of the ‘Commission on the Protection of the Black Sea Against Pollution' (BSC) and the ‘International Commission for the Protection of the Danube River' (ICPDR)

With 30 partners distributed in 15 countries, the enviroGRIDS project has contributed to the GEOSS by promoting the use of web-based services to share and process large amounts ofkey environmental information in the Black Sea catchment. The final meeting of the enviroGRIDS project, was held in Genève, Switzerland at the end of March 2013

During the last 4 years Antea Group (Business Unit Water) was responsible for the dissemination and training including case studies regarding flooding concerns both in Hungary and Ukraine. This included:

  • General multi-lingual project flyer and mouse pad
  • Four newsletters and policy briefings
  • Publications, conference website, multi-media for the public and the creation of a Virtual Training centre on-line
  • Report on thematic workshops series
  • Policy makers involvement report, report on End-Conference and Project "After-Life Plan"

For more information:
- Annelies Beel

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