© 2009, Commission on the Protection of the Black Sea Against Pollution
For bibliographic purposes this document may be cited as:
BSC, 2009. Implementation of the Strategic Action Plan for the Rehabilitation and Protection of the Black Sea (2002-207). Publications of the Commission on the Protection of the Black Sea Against Pollution (BSC), 2009-1, Istanbul, Turkey, 252 pp.
This document has been prepared with the financial assistance of the European Union. The
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Cover design: Nilufer Akpinar
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This report was prepared by Dr. Colpan Beken, TUBITAK-Marmara Research Center, Kocaeli, Turkey.
This owes a great deal of its contents to the hard work, attention to deadlines and high professional standards of many members of the BSC Advisory Groups, who supported the collection of
additional data, commented and helped in avoiding mistakes and misinterpretations. In particular, the contribution of Evgeni Patlatyuk, Nino Tskhadadze, Katya Antonidze, Natasha Tchijmakova, Gheorghe Radu, Otilia Mihail, Didem Ugur, Darina Pisheva, Slava Shliahov, Violin Raikov, Olexander Bon and Alexei Birkun is gratefully acknowledged.
Special gratitudes also go to Merab Sharabidze, Captain Kjell Landin and Duncan Knowler for their help, advice and interpretation of data.
This report would not be possible without the generous effort and hard work of Ms. Violeta Velikova, Pollution Monitoring and Assessment Officer at the Permanent Secretariat of the Black Sea Commission, and other staff at the Permanent Secretariat.