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.
PRIDE proudly presents the identfication sheet to the most characteristic mollusk species of the Black Sea. We invite everybody to participate in the PRIDE project by uploading observations to the iNaturalist portal.
We want to:
- raise awareness of the uniqueness of Pontocaspian biodiversity and the current biodiversity crisis and
- collect data on mollusk species in Northern Black Sea through the joint efforts of citizen scientists.
This will help us update our appearance/distribution maps on our taxonomic platform: PC-Tax (www.mollusca.myspecies.info) whereupon we will be able to identify the areas of follow up action.
There is a limited number of fee waivers available for local and regional scientists and students (PhD, bachelor, master). When you are granted a fee waiver you do not have to pay the fee of the conference. To apply for a fee waiver go to this link: http://pontocaspian.eu/content/application-fee-waiver
From 27-29 August 2018, PRIDE will organize its final conference together with the RCMNS (Regional Committee on Mediterranean Neogene Stratigraphy) in Tbilisi, Georgia. We are happy to welcome you in Tbilisi. Abstract submission and registration will be open in February 2018. See for more information this page on the website. Stay tuned for updates.
In August 2017 the PRIDE group had a Network Training in Russia: Where East Meets West. The meetings were along the Don River and the Sea of Azov, that is connected to the Black Sea, and the Volga Delta that drains into the Caspian Sea. The program included a conference with partners from all over Russia, Azerbaijan and Romania, and field excursions in the area.
From 16-19 April 2018 the 9th Training Event is organized by PRIDE researchers Diksha Bista, Manuel Sala Perez and prof. Rachel Flecker at the University of Bristol.
Sedimentary architecture and depositional controls of a Pliocene river-dominated delta in the semi-isolated Dacian Basin, Black Sea, Elisabeth L. Jorissen, Arjan de Leeuw, Christiaan G.C. van Baak , Oleg Mandic, Marius Stoica, Hemmo A. Abels, Wout Krijgsman.
Lea Rausch gave a presentation An Introduction to Ostracoda at the 3rd European School on Ostracoda, in Jena, Germany.
Sri Nandini joined the UN Climate Change Conference (COP), 6-17 Nov 2017, in Bonn, Germany. The conference was chaired by the Presidency of Fiji, Prime Minister Frank Bainimarama.