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.

Sampling expedition on the Black Sea

Diksha Bista and Anouk D'Hont were recently on board of the Mare Nigrum on a sampling expedition on the Black Sea, together with Bianca Pavel from GeoEcoMar.

Very positive review for PRIDE

On 16 February we had the mid-term review meeting in Leiden. The conclusions of the EU project officer and the expert reviewer were very positive:

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.

Public awareness on biodiversity, attitudes and understanding

Within the framework of projects PRIDE and LIFE for Danube Sturgeons a study has been conducted on the Current public awareness of biodiversity in the coastal areas of the Black Sea. Here are the photographic impressions from Summer Biological Practicum of Richelieu Lyceum (Odessa). In this annual two week field trip, that was held along the Psel River in 2017, 102 lyceum students participated in total representing 7 scientific groups (invertebrate zoology, vertebrate zoology, botany, hydrobiology, soil biology and entomology, physiology, geology). We thank Dr.

Outreach in Ukraine and Romania

Aleksandre Gogaladze is currently traveling around Ukraine and Romania to promote PRIDE citizen science. Here are his first impressions from Ukraine and Romania.