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Intelligent tools for rehabilitation of the Romanian sea-coast

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

A geographic information system (GIS) is created for detecting the trends of ecosystem’s modification in the Black Sea area

The climate changes have impact on the Black Sea area. A justified reason for developing a project for evaluating and monitoring the biocenosis status and detection of trends for changes in the coastline and maritime area.

Ecomagis, proiect de cercetare dezvoltat în cadrul Programului de Mediu PNII, este realizat de Institutul Naţional de Cercetare şi Dezvoltare Marină - coordonator proiect, SIVECO Romania, Universitatea Ovidius Constanţa (Facultatea de Biologie şi Hidrologie), Universitatea Bucureşti (Facultatea de Geografie) - parteneri.

Ecomagis, a research project developed within the PNII Environment Program, is carried out by the National Marine Research and Development Institute - project coordinator, SIVECO Romania, Ovidius University, Constanţa (Faculty of Biology and Hydrology), Bucharest University (Faculty of Geography) - partners.

The project was launched in 2012 and will be completed at the end of 2016.

“In this project, our company develops an integrated system providing basic data and information necessary to the monitoring and evaluation of the marine coastal environment from Romanian waters, as well as evaluations and forecasts for organizations in the field of environment protection. We will also develop a Portal within the project, by means of which the information obtained will be disseminated”, has stated Florin Crihan, project responsible SIVECO Romania.

This year have taken place workshops, analysis meetings and simulations in order to identify the areas affected by storms and the seashore line and monitor their evolution. Moreover, functionalities for management and highlighting of habitats have been identified. The activities within the project are ongoing.

Due to the economic importance, the coastal area imposes protection and management measures in view of sustainable development. (The coastal area represents the geographic space including the surface and underground coastal waters, the seaside, the adjacent terrains, including their surface and underground waters, the islands and salt lakes, the wet land in contact with the sea, the beach and the sea front).