Information System Database for the protection of the Black Sea area | SIVECO Romania

Information System Database for the protection of the Black Sea area

Tuesday, January 29, 2013

4 organizations are involved in the ECOMAGIS Research Project for developing an integrated network for operational monitoring of the coastline area

The geographical information is capitalized in environment programs. The National Institute for Marine Research & Development (project coordinator), SIVECO Romania, Ovidius University in Constanţa (Faculty of Biology and Hydrology), Bucharest University (Faculty of Geography) are developing in partnership the ECOMAGIS project within the National Research, Development and Innovation Program PN II.

Project aim is to establish a scientific and technological network for the implementation of an integrated informational system, to support the Integrated Coastal Zone Management activities, for an effective protection, conservation and rehabilitation of coastal the ecosystem of the Romanian Black Sea area.

The main objective is to work in the operational sector to provide near-real/real time marine and coastal meteo-hydro-bio-geomorphologic data and information in order to increase the control and awareness capacity at regional scale, as well to integrate the modern technologies for geo-database access by an Environmental Data Portal.

“In this project, our company will develop a GIS application implying the integration of graphical and text information into a geospatial database. We will also carry out a portal for the remote exchange and sharing of examples of good practice between the environment organizations”, has declared Monica Florea, Manager of Research & Development Department, SIVECO Romania.

The project will be completed in June 2015.

Due to its economic importance, the coastline area demands for congruent measure of protection and management aimed at sustainable development. The coastline area represents the geographic area including the surface and underground waters, the seaside, the adjacent land, including their surface and underground waters, the islands and salty lakes, wet land in contact with the sea, the beach and the embankment.

The technical solutions and the possibilities for this area’s rehabilitation will be identified through the environment evaluation and coastline’s ecological vulnerability evaluation in conformity to the current changes worldwide.