Pilot Areas

The development of the PONTOS project is a response to many existing and actual environmental challenges. Shelf waters, coastal and deltaic areas, being extensively and intensively used, are probably the most vulnerable zones within the Black Sea Basin (BSB), where anthropogenic activities coupled with global climate change dramatically impact the natural habitats, biodiversity, and ecosystems.

To assess the existing environmental challenges, the PONTOS develops publicly available methods and tools to be tested during the project lifetime, which benefit the project partners and key stakeholders by providing detailed information on the assessments conducted in the pilot sites.

These methods and the specific tools are applied when investigating the four pilot areas in each partner countries.