Welcome to the homepage of the PRIDE programme. From 2015 until 2019 we will investigate the evolution and demise of lakes systems and biota in the Black Sea, Caspian Sea and surroundings.

The programme combines climate-, geo- and bio- sciences and is conducted by 15 Early Stage Researchers. The PRIDE network contains 21 partipating institutes. Here you can find the background of the programme, you can explore workpackages here (WP1, WP2, WP3, WP4) and here are the 15 projects outlined.

If you have any question? Please contact us here.

WWF Ukraine new partner in PRIDE

Afbeeldingsresultaat voor wwf logoWe are very excited that WWF Ukraine has become a partner in PRIDE. Ms. Nataliia Gozak will advise us on outreach activities  in general and will help us organizing outreach activities in Ukraine.

SSC RAS and CEREGE new partners in PRIDE

We are very happy to announce that SSC RAS and CEREGE have become partners in the PRIDE programme in March 2017. The Southern Scientific Centre of Russian Academy of Sciences (SSC RAS) will be represented by dr. Vadim Titov

7th Training Event and Mid-term review

From 13 to 18 February 2017 we organized the 7th PRIDE Network Training Event at Naturalis/GiMaRIS in Leiden. The program: ethics lecture, video vlogging course, stress mitigation, progress talks by the ESRs, work package discussions, joint projects and field trip discussions, talks on biodiversity in the Black Sea and Caspian Sea, talk about the work of IUCN. 

On 16 February 2017 we received the project officer Giuliana Donini and reviewer Guy Duke for the mid-term review meeting.

Danube Delta: call for action!

The endemic mollusc’s diversity of the Danube Delta is currently decreasing as a result of pollution, habitat loss, overfishing and invasive species. They have been replaced by a few invasive species causing a serious loss of biodiversity.