Support for the Implementation of the Memorandum of Understanding between the ICPDR and the Black Sea Commission
The objective of this output is to assist the ICPDR in further implementing the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU), identifying appropriate modalities for the implementation and developing of a monitoring system for commonly agreed process, stress reduction and environmental status indicators for the Black Sea.
The work is carried out by the Joint Technical Working Group (JTWG) ICPDR - BSC. During Phase 1 of the Project, a joint working programme was revised and approved by both Commissions. Ecological status indicators in the Black Sea Convention area, and appropriate reporting formats were agreed as well as amendment of the work programme taking into account implementation of WFD in coastal waters.
In Phase 2, based on the results obtained from monitoring and analytical assessment of the BSC area, the JTWG will develop strategies for the limitation of the discharge of nutrients and hazardous substances.