The kick-off meeting of BSB 884 “Joint Monitoring for Environmental Protection in BSB countries” project was held in Yerevan on 6 April 2021.
Nune Harutyunyan, Director of Regional Environmental Centre for Caucasus presented the main provisions of the project, its objectives and expected outcomes.
The program will last two years and includes four countries: Bulgaria, Romania, Armenia and Georgia, whereas the European Union has provided one million Euros for its implementation. The project includes Strandja National Park in Bulgaria, the Danube Delta “Bioreserve” complex in Romania, Dilijan National Park in Armenia, and part of Georgia's protected areas.
The overall project objective is to contribute increasing the level of availability of cross-border compatible environmental monitoring data and information in nature parks and protected areas in BSB.
The major project outcome will be the creation of an intelligent platform for the collection, processing and analysis of environmental data via Web-based cloud service for automatic data collection from wireless sensor networks and Web-based cloud service for video content.
In reply to EcoLur’s question to what extent the database will be available for the civil society, Nune Harutyunyan noted that the summarised information will be published on the official websites of the coordinating Bulgarian party - ACTORPUS (Association for Culture, Technology, Education and Development – Plovdiv University – Strandja), Regional Environmental Centre for Caucasus and on FB ad hoc page.
For the purpose of monitoring, EcoLur offered to make use of the monitoring data of the SHPP built in Dilijan National Park collected within the frameworks of "Support to SHPP-relating reforms through the dialogue of public and RA Nature Protection Ministry for Sustainable Use of River Ecosystems” and "Supporting new reforms in SHPP sector through CSO-government dialogue" projects.
April 06, 2021 at 18:37