About PONTOS Platform
An essential ingredient for enhancing the use of Copernicus products and services for the environmental monitoring of the Black Sea is to enable and enhance participation, knowledge, and skills of most possible local and regional actors, from scientists to government employees and citizens. The goal of General Activity 2 of the project is to build capacity about the utilization of Copernicus products and services in a coordinated manner through the PONTOS platform and online services tools. EO based capabilities for environmental monitoring are made accessible, understandable and a credible option to use for environmental monitoring for the BSB. Existing multilingual e-learning modules, such as the ESA eduspace and the SEOS – CERTH member supported – e-learning tutorials are coupled and enhanced through PPs’ work onto the PONTOS platform via interactive links. Moreover, recent results from the ESA EEOBSS project the generation of e-learning EO modules in the Bulgarian language, assisted by CERTH, are also used for capitalization within the PONTOS capacity building program. Training material are interpreted to suit the respective audience and translated into local languages: Armenian, Georgian, Ukrainian, and Greek.