«Developing Optimal and Open Research Support for the Black Sea – DOORS», Grant Agreement No. 101000518 (01.06.2021 – 31.05.2025)


Programme: Horizon 2020, H2020-EU.


The purpose and tasks of the project:

1. To create a coordinated set of methodologies for collecting and analyzing data on the state (physical, chemical, biological) of the Black Sea for coordinated regional access and use of this information.

2. To combine interdisciplinary scientific knowledge to eliminate the impact of anthropogenic load and climate change for effective policy implementation in the Black Sea.

3. Implement the potential of ecosystem services and Blue Growth sectors and provide support to entrepreneurship.

4. Raise public awareness of the rational use of the Black Sea environment and understanding of the value of ecosystem services in the Black Sea.


Expected results: Implement the Strategic Research and Innovation Program for the Black Sea (Strategic Research and Innovation Agenda for the Black Sea (SRIA))


Project coordinator: The National Research-Development Institute for Marine Geology and Geoecology “GeoEcoMar” (GEOECOMAR), Bucharest, Romania.



– The Institute of Oceanology at the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, Bulgaria

– GeoMarine, Bulgaria

– Burgas Free University, Bulgaria

– The University of Stirling, UK

– National Oceonography Centre, UK

– Plymouth Marine Laboratory, UK

– Michael Rea Media, UK

– Hellenic Centre for Marine Research, Greece

– Αthena Research and Innovation Centre, Athens, Greece

– Kantor Management Consultants, Greece

– GIS and RS Consulting Center GeoGraphic, Georgia

– University College Cork, Ireland

– The Polytechnic University of Catalonia, Spain

– SOCIB, Spain

– CNR-ISMAR, Italy

– National Institute of Geophysics and Volcanology, Italy

– Tiraspol State University, Moldova

– Deltares, the Netherlands

– Helmholtz Center Hereon, Germany

– Brockmann Consult, Germany

– Grigore Antipa National Marine Research and Development Institute, Romania

– Mare Nostrum, Romania

– Middle East Technical University, Turkey

– Dokuz Eylül University, Turkey

– Karadeniz Technical University, Turkey

– National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine

– Odessa State Environmental University, Ukraine

– Pôle Mer Méditerranée, France

– Ifremer, France


Project website: https://www.doorsblacksea.eu/