Set-up and implementation of key core components o.. (MARINEGEOHAZARD)
Set-up and implementation of key core components of a regional early-warning system for marine geohazards of risk to the Romanian - Bulgarian Black Sea coastal area
Start date: Dec 3, 2010,
End date: Jun 2, 2013
Implementation of an integrated early-warning system accompanied by a common decision-support tool, and enhancement of regional technical capability, for the adequate detection, assessment, forecasting and rapid notification of natural marine geohazards of risk to the Ro-Bg Black Sea cross-border area. Sub-objectives:- Define and implement a unified and integrated approach toassessment of marine geohazards;- Install real-time, fully automatic specialized networks for rapid detection of marine geohazards;- Create the regional technical capability to perform marine seismic measurements;- Implement a common decision-support tool by provision of unique forecast and assessment software package and development of a joint database of scenarios;- Establish a joint marine geo-databank by integrating: - the existing national data;- the real-time data from deep-sea gauges, on-shore stations and national seismographic networks; and by performing coordinated marine geohazards investigations;- Cluster and enhance the regional expertise by training the staff and establishment of data exchange platform between national institutions. Achievements: MARINEGEOHAZARD project ("Set-up and implementation of key core components of a regional early-warning system for marine geohazards of risk to the Romanian-Bulgarian Black Sea costal area", MIS-ETC code 641) with a total eligible value of 4,8 mil. euro, the first operational joint early warning system to marine geological hazards of risk for the people, infrastructure and protected areas from the Romanian-Bulgarian Black Sea costal area was created.Two Coordination centers (GeoEcoMar Constanta and Bas Varna headquarters) were equipped with the necessary equipments for receiving, processing and transmitting the information collected from the area with other equipments, installed in the coastal area of the Black Sea (18 geodynamic stations: 13 in Romania, 5 in Bulgaria). A joint software purchased by this project evaluates and forecasts marine geo-eco-hazards (based on the collected data).
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