The practical outputs of the project are:

  • A literature survey summarizing the previous studies followed by two Data Adequacy Reports (DAR) to provide an annual view of the monitoring effort in the sea-basin, outcome of challenges and any new information to report on the adequacy of the marine data in the Black Sea
  • A collection of relevant data and catalog of data sources and the development of specific products from available primary and assembled datasets in view of the specific questions for each challenge, providing confidence limits (service)
  • A fully implemented Web Portal (EMODnet Black-Sea checkpoint) providing free and unconditional access to EMODnet portals, outputs from challenges in digital form (Inspire)
  • Two expert panel reports
  • A final report to summarize the work done in the project and a report indicating how the EMODnet Black-Sea checkpoint Portal could operate once the project has finished
  • Several interim progress project reports made available only on DG-MARE’s maritime forum (

Black Sea – Second Data Adequacy Report (DAR)

This second Black Sea Data Adequacy Report (DAR) concludes the development and implementation of the first assessment of basin monitoring gaps emerging from the generation of Targeted Data Products for eleven Challenges.

BLACKSEA_D15.4 – Black Sea – Second Data Adequacy Report (DAR) 23 April 2018

Annex 1 to the Second DAR: Metadatabase contents and statistics Total 5 April 2018

Annex 2 to the Second DAR: Appropriateness indicators 10 April 2018

Annex 3 to the Second DAR: Statistics of Availability indicators 5 April 2018

Annex 4 to the Second DAR: Statistics of Appropriateness indicators 13 April 2018

Annex 5 to the Second DAR: Expert evaluation of Targeted Products 5 April 2018

First Panel Report

The aim of the Panel meeting was to evaluate the First Black Sea Checkpoint Data Adequacy Report (DAR).
The Panel for the Black Sea checkpoint is composed of five scientific experts and two compulsory members chosen by the consortium to represent the Black Sea Commission and offshore energy industry.

BLACKSEA_14 2 – First Panel Review Report 20 February 2017

Black Sea – First Data Adequacy Report (DAR)

This document illustrates the first Data Adequacy Report (DAR) of the EMODnet Black Sea Checkpoint project. The aim of the DAR is to assess the basin scale monitoring systems on the basis of input data sets for 11 prescribed Challenges. Nothing equivalent exists in the world. In fact, a completely new methodology has been developed based on ISO10 standards, INSPIRE principles and a set of quality indicators.

BLACKSEA_D15.2 –  Black Sea – First Data Adequacy Report (DAR)  15 December 2016

Literature survey for Black Sea checkpoint
The Black Sea Literature Survey summarizes the first main attempt to classify the input data sets on the Black Sea by selecting a number of applications in order to determine how easy it is to access and use the data needed for these applications and their fitness for purpose.

BLACKSEA_D1.3 – Literature Survey EMODNET Black Sea Checkpoint 08 July 2016