• UP-GRADE BS-SCENE: Up-grade Black Sea Scientific Network, EC FP7 Research Infrastructures, 2009-2012.
  • RADPAR: Radon Prevention and Remediation, EC Executive Agency for Health and Consumers, contract nr 2008 1217, 2009-2012
  • PERGAMON: Permafrost and gas hydrate related methane release in the Arctic and impact on climate change: European cooperation for long-term monitoring, European Concerted Research Action COST Action ES0902, 2010-2014 (www.cost-pergamon.eu)
Black Sea Scientific Network

The Black Sea SCENE project aims to establish a Black Sea Scientific Network of leading environmental and socio-economic research institutes, universities and NGO’s from the countries around the Black Sea and to develop a virtual data and information infrastructure that will be populated and maintained by these organisations to improve the identification, access, exchange, quality indication and use of their data and information about the Black Sea.

The Black Sea SCENE research infrastructure will stimulate scientific cooperation, exchange of knowledge and expertise, and strengthen the regional capacity and performance of marine environmental data & information management, underpin harmonization with European marine data quality control/assessment procedures and adoption of international meta-data standards and data-management practices, providing improved data & information delivery services for the Black Sea region at a European level.

The Black Sea SCENE project is undertaken by 25 partners from Black Sea countries: Ukraine (5), Russia (7), Turkey (3), Romania (2), Bulgaria (4), Georgia (4), together with 7 partners from EU member states (6) and (1) Associated State.