Pilot sites are unique venues for the focused implementation of BRIDGE-BS in a cross-cutting manner. Specific forecasts of ecosystem services under the influence of multi-stressors and co-designed Blue Economy scenarios will be investigated in seven pilot sites. Interactions with stakeholders and communities will take place among the coastal communities in these sites. Last but not least, Blue Growth incubator activities will focus on these sites.
Key Provisioning (PS), Regulatory and Maintenance (RMS), and Cultural Services (CS) will be studied in different sites, but in a way that when distributed to the whole Black Sea, all of the key services will be addressed. Alongside ecosystem services, a number of specific Blue growth sectors will be studied across the Black Sea Basin. Fishing and transport will be the main sectors on which scenarios across the Black Sea basin are based, while each Pilot Site will explore its specific focus Blue Economy sectors.