Conference announcement: Black Sea Outlook - 31 Oct - 4 Nov 2011 

7 July 2011

The third Black Sea Commission (BSC) Scientific & Final UP-GRADE BS-SCENE EC Project Conference will take place in Odessa, Ukraine on 31st October - 4th November 2011. The Conference participants are invited to take part in the International Black Sea Day Activities on 31st of October, registration will take place on the same day. Working days of the Conference will be 1, 2 and 3rd of November, and on the 4th of November social activities will be organised.

The short name of the Conference is 'Black Sea Outlook', the long name reveals the main objective of the event: Let us work together towards better protection of the Black Sea. The conference will be preceded by the final Upgrade BlackSeaScene coordination group at Sunday 30th October 2011.

Please register a.s.a.p.for the Conference and submit an abstract before 15th July 2011 via the Conference website,  that also gives more information about the Conference programme. The site is hosted and managed by the Black Sea Commission Secretariat at:


The Conference has a number of sessions of which one will be dedicated to data management, data infrastructures and data accessibility. This targets the Upgrade Black Sea SCENE infrastructure developments and its relations with SeaDataNet and EMODnet, in particular the EMODnet Chemistry project in connection with the Marine Strategy Framework Directive (MSFD), other marine environmental database and system developments in the Black Sea region etc.