Under the EU H2020-funded BRIDGE-BS, 12 hands-on marine science activities in total including workshops, training courses, and laboratory experiments have been conducted by BRIDGE-BS partners TUDAV, IO-BAS, TSU, and GeoEcoMar. Similar activities will continue for the coming year.
“Marine Science & Blue Growth” training course of students from three primary schools from Varna and Plovdiv at the IO-BAS with 10 students (5-7th grade). The training course covered lectures on “Physico-chemical and biological monitoring of the Bulgarian Black Sea coastal waters with a special focus on Black Sea biodiversity and marine litter”.
The Black Sea Blue Policy, attended by a diverse audience (including government, academia, higher education institutions, non-governmental organizations, and schools), aimed to raise public awareness of Black Sea issues, promote scientific research and innovation, and introduce researchers’ achievements to the general public.
In parallel with the informative presentations, the representatives of the university conducted a scientific quiz and contest of thematic paintings related to the Black Sea. 10 students participated in the drawing competition and all the participants were given gifts made within the framework of the project (T-shirts (100), bags (100), TENE cables (50), and brochures (1000)).