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.

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.

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.