BRIDGE-BS Kick-off Meeting
BRIDGE-BS (Advancing Black Sea Research and Innovation to Co-Develop Blue Growth within Resilient Ecosystems) has been launched to develop predictive tools and capabilities necessary to understand and predict the impacts of climate-driven and anthropogenic multi-stressors on the ecosystem services of the Black Sea. The kick-off meeting of BRIDGE-BS, funded by the European Union’s Horizon 2020 Research and Innovation Programme and coordinated by METU-IMS of Turkey, took place online on 12-13 July 2021. In the plenary opening, the sister Horizon 2020 project DOORS ( Developing Optimal and Open Research Support for the Black Sea) and the synergies between the two projects towards the Black Sea Strategic Research and Innovation Agenda were also featured.
BRIDGE-BS brings 33 partner organisations from 7 Black Sea coastal countries, 8 European Union member states, and international entities together. Experts from leading marine research and European institutions will contribute to maximizing impact as well as developing cutting-edge scientific outputs in the next 4.5 years.