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Data set name

BSIS: Biodiversity Conservation Database

Data holding centrePermanent Secretariat Commission on the Protection of the Black Sea Against Pollution
CountryTurkey  Turkey
ProjectBlack Sea Ecosystem Recovery Project (BSERP) 1st Pilot Monitoring of the Black Sea
Time periodSince 2001
OngoingYes
Geographical area

Black Sea

Observations 
Parameters

Bacteria generic abundance in water bodies; Cetacean abundance; Zooplankton wet weight biomass; Zooplankton taxonomy-related abundance per unit volume of the water column; Zoobenthos taxonomic abundance; Zooplankton non taxonomy-related abundance per unit volume of the water column; Zoobenthos taxonomy-related counts; Zoobenthos taxonomy-related wet weight biomass per unit area of the bed; Phytoplankton generic abundance in water bodies

Instruments

Plankton nets; benthos samplers; observers

Description 
Summary

The Black Sea Information System (BSIS) is the key element of the implementation of the Information Strategy of the Black Sea Commission (BSC). The system provides tools for reporting and integration of environmental data at the regional level. The BSIS serves to the informational needs of the BSC and its Programmes, particularly, the Black Sea Integrated Monitoring and Assessment Programme (BSIMAP). The main purpose of the BSIMAP and BSIS is to provide reliable and consolidated data for ‘state of the environment’ reporting, ‘impact assessments’ of major pollutant sources, ‘transboundary diagnostic analysis’, SAP implementation reports. The BSIMAP provides common format reports to the BSC annually since 2001. The data are loaded into BSIS. BSIS operates under SQL-server Database Management System. The main databases of the BSIS organized according to the thematic division of the BSC Advisory Groups and includes the followings: Pollution monitoring and assessment database; Biodiversity Conservation database; Fisheries and Aquaculture database; Integrated Coastal Zone Management database; Land-based pollution sources database; Environmental aspects of shipping database. The Biodiversity Conservation database contains data on plankton, benthos and sea mammals (cetaceans).

OriginatorsPermanent Secretariat Commission on the Protection of the Black Sea Against Pollution
References

Publications of the Black Sea Commission (2009) Implementation of the Strategic Action Plan for the Rehabilitation and Protection of the Black Sea (2002-2007), BCS

Data web sitehttp://www.blacksea-commission.org
Availability 
OrganisationPermanent Secretariat Commission on the Protection of the Black Sea Against Pollution
AvailabilityBy negotiation
ContactVioleta Velikova
Address

Permanent Secretariat Commission on the Protection of the Black Sea Against Pollution
Dolmabahce Sarayi 2 Hareket Kosku
Besiktas, Istanbul

34353
Turkey

Telephone+ 90 212 327 35 80
Facsimile+90 212 227 99 33
Emailsecretariat@blacksea-commission.org
Administration 
Collating centreInstitute of Marine Sciences, Middle East Technical University
Local identifierBSC-DS02
Global identifier5361
Last revised2011-03-25