First of all, I would like to thank you for your presence and very active participation during our Second Expert Meeting for Developing a Blue Growth Initiative for Research and Innovation in the Black Sea, in Batumi.
It was a real pleasure to have had the opportunity to be in Batumi, on the Black Sea, to meet you and to discuss with all of you. I am sure that you agree with me when I say that we have made good progress during this meeting, with good consensus on the main research and innovation areas to be tackled. It is also very positive that we have a stable group now, and we count on your participation and active involvement for the next meetings of this group.
There is a good window of opportunity with the upcoming European Maritime Day, which will take place during the Bulgarian Presidency of the Council of the EU in Burgas, on 31 May/1 June 2018. Together with our colleagues from DG MARE, we will continue to support your [and our] work towards developing a Strategic Research and Innovation Agenda for the Black Sea, as a main pillar of a broader marine strategy for this basin.
We would like to remind you about the deadline for submitting the next round of contributions: 15 October (by email to Baris and Daniel). Baris and his team already kindly sent you the updated documents after the meeting. With the updated contributions, we will communicate the date of the next meeting of the group which will be held in Brussels, most likely in the first week of December. (SEE UPDATE BELOW)
The participants at the meeting, incl. affiliation and contacts: ListOfParticipants_14092017.xlsx
(UPDATED) The presentations given at the meeting:
Prof Tamara Shiganova, Leading scientist, P.P.Shirshov Institute of oceanology RAS - SIO RAS_overview-full.pptx
Ms Sigi Gruber, Head of Unit, DG RTD, European Commission - Batumi_SG.pptx
Prof Snejana Moncheva, Director, IO-BAS, Bulgaria - BS-Batumi-2017 -presentation_SMoncheva.pptx
Mr Gilles Lericolais, Director, European and international affairs, IFREMER, France - Lericolais-SavetheSea-Batumi2017.pptx
Dr Adrian Stanica, Director General, GeoEcoMar, Romania - Lo_Res_Stanica_4rdStakeBS_Batumi.ppt
Ms Mariam Makarova, Head of the Water Division, Integrated Management Department, Ministry of Environment and Natural Resources Protection of Georgia - Mariam Makarova - Georgia_IMP.ppt
Couple of relevant documents:
Pictures of the meeeting can be found below. They are visible only to you as group members.
(UPDATED) Next meeting
Following an ad-hoc voting procedure, 11 December 2017 emerged as the most opportune date for the next meeting. The venue is the headquarters of DG MARE in Brussels - 99, rue Joseph II, 1000 Brussels.
Logistical information will follow.
The results of the voting on the doodle scheduling assistant are visible on the following link: https://doodle.com/poll/cgymaxw3eryesq4e.
The summaries of the 2017 stakeholder conference are available here: https://webgate.ec.europa.eu/maritimeforum/en/node/4048