Dear Crowdhelix members,

We are pleased to invite you and your collaborators to join the new 'Black Sea’' community. This Helix arises from, and will provide impact and dissemination support for, a newly funded Horizon 2020 research and innovation action called 'Advancing Black Sea Research and Innovation to Co-Develop Blue Growth within Resilient Ecosystems (BRIDGE-BS)'.

The project will develop predictive tools and capabilities necessary to understand and predict the impacts of climate-driven and anthropogenic multi-stressors on the services stemming from Black Sea ecosystems. These services and their responses to stressors will be mapped, monitored and modeled in order to identify a safe operating space within which a sustainable blue economy can flourish. This way, BRIDGE-BS strives to achieve “a healthy, resilient and productive Black Sea by 2030” by implementing the pillars of the Strategic Research and Innovation Agenda (Black Sea SRIA).

The Black Sea Helix will form the hub of a permanent virtual community where like-minded participants will be able to follow the project's advancements, activities, events, and results, as well as to share specific collaboration opportunities related to this topic. If you know of any stakeholders outside of the Network who may be interested in this field, and whom you trust to participate in it constructively, please do not hesitate to share this post with them using the "Share" button directly below - they will receive an invitation to participate in the Helix community via the Crowdhelix platform.

We invite you to visit the BRIDGE-BS project website at bridgeblacksea.org (coming soon) and stay tuned to the Black Sea Helix for the latest updates about ecosystem resilience, services & development of the blue economy.

Additionally, if you would like to be informed of upcoming collaboration opportunities in the Black Sea Helix, you can do this by visiting https://www.crowdhelix.com/helixes/black-sea and clicking "Follow". You will then be notified of new opportunities posted, according to your chosen notification settings.

The BRIDGE-BS project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 101000240.