The Commission on the Protection of the Black Sea Against Pollution

Permanent Secretariat

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Commission on the Protection of the Black Sea Against Pollution

Ministry of Environment and Climate Changes of Romania

National Institute for Marine Research and Development “Grigore Antipa” (NIMRD)


Back-to-back events

Celebration of the International Black Sea Day - 2013

International Symposium “Protection and Sustainable Management of the Black Sea – 3rd Millennium Imperative”- 6th Edition


Jointly organized by

The Commission on the Protection of the Black Sea Against Pollution (Black Sea Commission)

Ministry of Environment and Climate Changes of Romania

National Institute for Marine Research and Development “Grigore Antipa” (NIMRD) Constanta, Romania

Conference venue: Hotel Flora, Mamaia, Romania (

Conference dates: 28 – 31st October, 2013


To continue the concerted efforts initiated by the previous BSC scientific conferences to use science and information technology to understand and deal with the environment problems of the Black Sea, to strengthen science/policy interface and regional cooperation towards better governance of environment protection to preserve the Black Sea ecosystem as a valuable natural endowment of the region, while ensuring the sustainable use of its marine and coastal resources for the economic development, well-being, health and security of the population of the Black Sea coastal States.

The Conference will take place back-to-back with the Black Sea Day - 2013 and the NIMRD International Symposium “Protection and Sustainable Management of the Black Sea Ecosystem – 3rd Millennium Imperative” – 6th edition.



Session 1: Pollution and eutrophication


Session 2: Biodiversity and ecosystem functioning


Session 3: Socio-economic impact on marine environment


Session 4: Integrated Coastal Zone Management


Session 5: Climate change and its impact on marine ecosystems


Session 6: Ecosystem modelling


All sessions

Special sessions (31st October, 2013):


The Conference sponsors will be offered the possibility to present their activities and achievements in the field of environment protection within the relevant sessions.



First announcement:                                 March 2013, including call for abstracts.

Second announcement:                           May 2013

Deadline for registration and abstracts:   extended to 15 August 2013

Deadline for papers:                      will be announced during the Conference


Announcements will be on BSC website; projects linked with Black Sea will make announcement too, with link to the BSC website. Conference announcements will be widely distributed to all the project consortia working in the Black Sea.



Permanent Secretariat of the Black Sea Commission (BSC PS)

National Institute for Marine Research & Development “Grigore Antipa” (NIMRD) Constanta, Romania


Prof. Dr. Boris Alexandrov – IBSS-NASU Odessa, Ukraine

Prof. Dr. Ferdinando Boero – University of Salento, Lecce, Italy

Prof. Dr. Marian-Traian Gomoiu – GeoEcoMar Constanta, Romania

Dr. Mamuka Gvilava – GeoGraphic Tbilisi, Georgia

Dr. Galina Minicheva – IBSS-NASU Odessa, Ukraine

Dr. Snejana Moncheva – IO-BAS Varna, Bulgaria

Dr. Alexander Mikaelyan – IO-RAS Moscow, Russian Federation

Dr. Eng. Simion Nicolaev – NIMRD Constanta, Romania

Prof. Dr. Temel Oguz – IMS-METU Erdemli, Turkey

Dr. Andra Oros – NIMRD Constanta, Romania

Prof. Dr. Bayram Öztürk – Istanbul University, Turkey

Prof. Dr. Evangelos Papathanasiou – HCMR Athens, Greece

Dr. Colpan Polat-Beken – TUBITAK Marmara Research Centre, Turkey

Prof. Dr. Alexander Polonsky – IBSS-NASU Sevastopol, Ukraine

Dr. Violin Raykov – IO-BAS Varna, Bulgaria

Dr. Barış Salihoglu – IMS-METU Erdemli, Turkey

Prof. Dr. Tamara Shiganova – P.P. Shirshov Institute Moscow, Russian Federation

Dr. Valentina Todorova – IO-BAS Varna, Bulgaria

Prof. Dr. Fokion Vosniakos – University of Thessaloniki, Greece

Dr. Eng. Tania Zaharia – NIMRD Constanta, Romania



The room rates at the Hotel Flora*** Mamaia, Romania are as follows:

The Conference organizers will book the rooms in Hotel Flora according to the information provided in the registration form. The participants willing to make their own reservation shall inform the organizers accordingly.


All authors (oral and poster presentations) will have an equal opportunity to publish their conference contributions. The selection will be based on peer-review of the manuscript by the members of the International Scientific Committee and external experts. Final selection of papers for publication will take place after the conference based on paper content and presentation/poster given.

The BSC PS will explore the possibility to publish the selected papers in a peer-review international journal (preferably SCI indexed).


Permanent Secretariat of the Black Sea Commission (BSC PS) (


Dr. Simion Nicolaev

Dr. Tania Zaharia

Dr. Luminita Buga

Dr. Florin Timofte

Dr. Valodea Maximov

Mr. Marius Nedelcu

Dr. Mariana Golumbeanu

Ms. Magda Nenciu




The participants in the Conference are expected to prepare the Abstract according to the format bellow.


Title                   Your Paper's Title Starts Here: Please Center
                                             use Helvetica (Arial) 14pt

First Author1, a, Second Author2,b and Others3,c

1Full address of first author, including country

2Full address of second author, including country

3List all distinct addresses in the same way

aemail, bemail, cemail

Keywords: List the keywords covered in your paper. These keywords will also be used by the publisher to produce a keyword index (Arial 11pt).

For the rest of the abstract, please use Times Roman (Times New Roman) 12pt. The text area for your abstract must be 17 cm wide and 25 cm high and centered in the sheet of A4 paper. Do not place any text outside this area. The paper size should be 21 x 29.7 cm (please do not change the document setting from A4 to letter). Your abstract will be reduced by approximately 20% by the publisher. Please keep this in mind when designing your figures and tables etc.

The abstracts should fit into one page.

There should be no section headings in the abstract, but the following information is mandatory: aim/hypothesis, materials and methods, major findings relevant to the topic of the session. Abstracts that do not conform to this format will not be considered.

Use italic for emphasizing a word or phrase. Do not use boldface typing or capital letters. Do not print page numbers.

Tables (Only 1) Table is allowed, presented as part of the text. The caption should be self-contained and placed above or beside the table. Units in tables should be given in square brackets [meV].

Figures (Only 1) also should be presented as part of the text, leaving enough space so that the capt­ion will not be confused with the text. The caption should be self-contained and placed below or beside the figure. Generally, only original drawings or photographic reproductions are acceptable. Half-tone pictures should be in the form of glossy prints. If possible, please include your figures as graphic images in the electronic version. For best quality the pictures should have a resolution of 300 dpi (dots per inch).

Avoid equations in the abstract, but if crucial the Equations (refer with: Eq. 1, Eq. 2, ...) should be indented 5 mm (0.2"). There should be one line of space above the equation and one line of space below it before the text continues. The equations have to be numbered sequentially, and the number put in parentheses at the right-hand edge of the text. Equations should be punctuated as if they were an ordinary part of the text. Punctuation appears after the equation but before the equation number, e.g.

c2 = a2 + b2.                                                                                                                               (1)

Literature references (if necessary) are cited in the text just by square brackets [1]. Two or more references at a time may be put in one set of brackets [3,4]. The references are to be numbered in the order in which they are cited in the text and are to be listed at the end of the contribution under a heading References (Not more that 4 references in the Abstract).


Only electronically submitted abstracts will be accepted, as attachment to the Registration form. The abstract should be submitted in MS Word format (*.doc) and named as follows: Lastname_Firstname_x.doc


Lastname and Firstname should be the last name and the first name of the first author 

x  - should be Number of the session

The Registration Form (together with the Abstract, if any) should be sent electronically to the address of the BS GES-2013 Conference ( not later than 31st July, 2013.