A workshop on the analysis of results of Black color Sea surveys carried out in Georgia, Russian Federation together with Ukraine in 2016, within the structure of the EU/UNDP project “Improving Enviromentally friendly Monitoring in the Black colored Sea” (EMBLAS II) and the undertaking Steering Committee achieving were held in Tbilisi, Ga on 14-16 February.
First final results on the assessment in the environmental status from the Black Sea based on the requirements of the EU Marine Strategy Design Directive were offered.
The surveys consisted of the National Pilot Monitoring Online surveys conducted in the territorial ocean of participating nations and Joint Open up Sea Surveys in the deep water regions of the Black Beach. Surveys’ ships accommodated multiple highly qualified specialists from the three assignment countries being sturdy by experts out of five EU Participant States assisting during implementation of new monitoring methodologies. Selected samples were analysed in specialised laboratory work of the European Commission rate DG Joint Research Center in Ispra, Italy.
During your surveys, a large number of environment parameters was assessed in all compartments with the marine environment, such as unique samples undertaken at the depths of more than 2 km.
The eating habits study special metagenomics analysis demonstrated that there is a life during this hostile ‘dead zone’ of the Dark Sea with a favorable news that the natural and organic pollutants deposited in the bottoom of the sea usually are degraded by bacteria and thus do not accumulate as a future ‘chemical occasion bomb’.
A holistic analysis of the relevant biological details (water, fauna as well as flora) took place working with sampling and examination methodologies harmonised among the areas. The results allowed, i.a., for determination of invasive variety, which are becoming an more and more disturbing factor intended for maintaining the balance around marine biodiversity. Next to the detailed study on the occurrence of the EU top priority substances in drinking water, sediment and biota (fish and mussels) samples catastrophe attempt has been made to recognize the Black Seashore Specific Pollutants.
Samples were definitely screened for existence of more than 2000 chemical substances by the state-of-the-art methodologies; smog patterns were identified for a wide range of professional chemicals, pharmaceuticals, private care products, flame retardants etcetera. across the Black Marine and major ‘hot spots’ have been identified. Exceedances of toxic threshold values by some of these substances ended up recorded making them candidates for future tracking by all Black Sea countries. Despite the general pollution by the priority substances was not substantial, exceedances of threshold attitudes by mercury and a few organic and natural contaminants in Georgia and Ukraine are a question of concern. The success of satellite keeping track of of parameters for eutrophication compared to conventional methods had been tested.
The surveys with Ukraine included study on hypoxia, creating obtaining a very much desired new data for the oxygen layers while in the Black Sea. Keeping track of of marine cat litter showed rather remarkably high number of kitten items in the open marine regions compared to many other European seas. The particular surveys included a systematic collection of data on marine mammals utilizing a common methodology. Resulting from the above efforts write maps of ecological status of the African american Sea according to the European union Marine Strategy Construction Directive were generated. All results are staying collected in the Black colored Sea Water Level of quality Database to be transparently shared within the Black Ocean region and Europe-wide.
The results are included in the scientific report, which is currently being currently finalized. They shall be taken into account at penning relevant national Marine Strategies and will donrrrt basis for evidence-based policy generating on measures to increase the status within the Black Sea.