This is BSUN PROJECTS section
(1) Addressing fundamental Black Sea research challenges,
(2) Developing products, solutions and clusters underpinning Black Sea Blue Growth,
(3) Building of critical support systems and innovative Infrastructures,
(4) Education and capacity building. Building on this recently emerging policy framework, the core contribution of the Black Sea CONNECT CSA will be to scientifically, technically and logistically support the Black Sea Blue Growth Initiative towards the implementation of the Burgas Vision paper, with a view on boosting the blue economy in the region.
The overall objective is to coordinate the development of the SRIA and its implementation plan both at national and regional level. The SRIA and its implementation plan will guide stakeholders from academia, funding agencies, industry, policy and society to address together the fundamental Black Sea challenges, to promote blue growth and economic prosperity of the Black Sea region, to build critical support systems and innovative research infrastructure and to improve education and capacity building. The project will support the design of synergistic activities such as developing an operational network of funders, new transnational joint activities and achieving the knowledge transfer.
1. Middle East Technical University TR
2. Organization of the Black Sea Economic Cooperation TR
3. Institutul National de Cercetare - Dezvoltare pentru Geologie si Geoecologie Marina- GEOECOMAR RO
4. Institutul National de Cercetare - Dezvoltare Marina Grigore Antipa RO
5. Institue of Oceanology - Bulgarian Academy of Sciences BG
6. Turkiye Bilimsel ve Teknolojik Arastirma Kurumu TR
7. Institut Francais de Recherche pour l`Exploitation de la Mer FR
8. Helmholtz-Zentrum Geesthacht Zentrum fur Material- Und Kustenforschung GMBH DE
9. Ukrainian Scientific Centre of Ecology of the Sea UA
10. Russian Presidential Academy of National Economy and Public Administration, North-West Institute of Management RU
11. P.P. Shirshov Institute of Oceanology of Russian Academy of Sciences RU
12. Universitatea de Stat din Tiraspol MD
13. Ivane Javakhishvili Tbilisi State University GE
14. Secretariatul National Roman al Retelei Universitatilor de la Marea Neagra RO
Black Sea Universities Network Executive Board Meeting, October 24th and 26th, 2018- Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece
International Conference on: "Implementation of the UN 2030 SDGs in the Black Sea Region", October 4th and 5th, 2019- Bucharest, RomaniaInvitation
Jeffrey Sachs- Keynote speech at the ICSDG 2019, BucharestKeynote speech
Establishing a SDSN Chapter for the countries of the Black Sea RegionBlack Sea Regional SDSN Concept note
International Conference on: "Safety and Risk Governance of Manufactured Nanomaterials in South-East Europe and Black Sea Region", 27th and 28th June, 2019- Constanta, RomaniaConcept
International Workshop on: "Current Status and Perspectives in the Field of Policies Addressing Social Cohesion in the Black Sea Region", February 20th, 2019-BucharestConcept
Speech Eden Mamut
Student essay competition- "Views and Perspectives for the Future in the Black Sea Region" 2018PABSEC BSUN Essay Competition Concept
The participating countries will pursue three goals:
- Healthy marine and coastal ecosystems
- A competitive, innovative and sustainable blue economy for the Black Sea
- Fostering Investment in the Black Sea blue economy
The collaboration with the Black Sea Universities Network (BSUN) is encouraged in the vision of promoting blue skills and blue careers as an engine for innovation and competitiveness, as part of the second goal.
The Strategic Research and Innovation Agenda (SRIA) will guide stakeholders from academia, funding agencies, industry, policy and society to address together the fundamental Black Sea challenges, to promote blue growth and economic prosperity of the Black Sea region, to build critical support systems and innovative research infrastructure and to improve education and capacity building. The Initiative has identified four main pillars on which a new set of research and innovation actions can be developed:
- Addressing fundamental Black Sea research challenges – Black Sea Knowledge Bridge
- Developing products, solutions and clusters underpinning Black Sea Blue Growth – Black Sea Blue Economy
- Building of critical support systems and innovative Infrastructures – Key Joint Infrastructure and Policy Enablers
- Education and capacity building – Empowered Citizens and Enhanced Blue Workforce.
The BSUN is among the main actors mentioned in the Black Sea SRIA, with the role of developing innovative multi-disciplinary research, building on existing initiatives, including data sharing mechanisms that will generate the knowledge needed to increase ecosystems resilience, as part of the Pillar 1.
The Common Maritime Agenda for the Black Sea:
Black Sea Research and Innovation Agenda:
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• Development of live internet-based collaborative courses. It has started with a group of universities from Romania, Turkey, Bulgaria, Moldova and Ukraine, where the courses of selected professors are delivered live on internet and allow the following and interactions with other professors and students.
• Initiation of joint research platforms. The process started few years ago with the requests coming from the area of IT. It has been signed an agreement with a large international corporation (PTC) for accessing advanced IT infrastructure on Internet of Things and to develop a comprehensive program in the field of supercomputing and cloud computing.
• Joint debates involving students and professors. Although the concept of University is a very dynamic one and is following the most important trends in the society, the fundamental role of the University is the one of facilitating the expression of free thinking, of exchange of ideas and to open debates. There were tested and launched several models of platforms for debates within the BSUN. At present, the Network is putting an emphasis on the use of the new communication tools and social networks.