Our team

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A consortium of 15 partners coordinated by ACTeon, will work on ResponSEAble. The strengths of our Consortium are the combination of expertise and skills, the capacity to cover all components of the ocean knowledge system, from the production of knowledge to its final use experience in a wide range of communication and literacy products and initiatives.

Our team coverage of the main regional seas relevant to the EU (the Black Sea, the Mediterranean Sea, the North Sea, the Baltic Sea and the Atlantic façade) Its transatlantic dimension an excellent access to the main regional, European and international Networks on Marine knowledge.

Danube Delta National Institute for Research and Development (DDNI)

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is a Romanian Research Institute, whose main purpose is the basic and applied research in ecology, sustainable development, spatial planning, maritime spatial planning and environmental protection for the management substantiation in the Danube Delta Biosphere Reserve (DDBR) and other protected and natural areas of national and international importance on biodiversity conservation. DDNI as member of European Agency of Environment, European Topic Center on Terrestrial Environment/Land Use System Information/Spatial Information and Analysis (EEA/ETC-LUSI/SIA), 2000-2011, implemented Corine Land Cover assessment in 1990-2000, and within the European Statistical Agency, EUROSTAT, worked at Land use and land cover statistical survey based on remote sensing techniques (LUCAS) in 2007, 2008, and 2010.

Long experience (from 1991) as leader in multidisciplinary projects and stakeholder approaches – environmental impact assessment, environment protection, maritime spatial planning, GIS, sustainable development, urban and regional development such as: Integrated Management of European Wetlands (IMEW); General Atlas of Danube Delta Biosphere Reserve through GIS technique; Applying projects of ecological reconstruction; Knowledge in Danube Floodplain ecology; Lower Danube Green Corridor Project. DDNI has experience as project partner in interregional cooperation and structured financed projects as follows: NATURNET – REDIME - New Education and Decision Support Model for Active Behaviour in Sustainable Development Based on Innovative WebServices and Qualitative Reasoning, (2005-2007); GEM-CON-BIO – Governance and Ecosystems Monitoring for Biodiversity Conservation (2006-2008); Project DANUBEPARKS – ‘Danube River Network of Protected Areas – Development and Implementation of Transnational Strategies for the Conservation of the Natural Heritage at the Danube River’ - within SEE Transnational Cooperation Programme 2007-2013; INTERREG IVB-SEE/A/077/2.1/X – ‘Stakeholder oriented flood risk assessment for the Danube floodplains’ DANUBE FLOODRISK 2009-2012; FP 7 project PEGASO- ‘People for Ecosystem-based Governance in Assessing Sustainable development of Ocean and coast’ and many other international projects.

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Cristian Trifanov

Cristian Trifanov

Cristian Trifanov graduated in 2006 the faculty of Geography in Bucharest followed by the Master degree in 2010 in Geographical Risks and Territorial Planning, now employed at DDNI since October 2007 as a scientific researcher in geography and GIS. The main tasks are map production, map design and dissemination for scientific projects involving a large spectrum of GIS software. Broad participation as collaborator for various environmental scientific projects.

Eugenia Marin

Eugenia Marin

Eugenia Marin is a scientific researcher at INCDDD – Tulcea (Romania). In 2006, she gained her degree in Natural and Agricultural Sciences from the University of Constanta, and in 2008, her Masters degree in Sustainable Management of Geographical Landscapes through Organisation and Regional Development from Bucharest University. She is currently a PhD student. Her area of competence within INCDDD is human geography, socio-economic analyses, public participatory approaches, stakeholder analyses and cultural landscape assessments. She coordinated the national project “Socio-Economic Development Assessment of Local Communities and Promoting Sustainable Economic Activities in the Danube Delta Biosphere Reserve” from 2009-2012 and collaborated in several national and international projects.

Florentina Sela

Florentina Sela

Florentina Sela is a geographer, Scientific Researcher at Danube Delta National Institute, graduated in 2007 the Faculty of Geography in Constanta and the Master degree in 2009 in Geographical Risks and Territorial Planning. She has 9 years of professional experience in geomorphological and hydrological risks, collection and analyse of statistical data, social surveys. Collaborator in more than 15 national and international projects regarding floodrisk management, socio-anthropological surveys for understanding the social and economic determinants from Danube Delta Biosphere Reserve and Lower Danube Floodplain localities through socio-anthropological research, statistical analysis of population data.

Iulian Nichersu

Iulian Nichersu

Leadership of Danube Delta National Institute – Responseable Partner team. My favourite leadership quote of all time has to be “if your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more and become more, you are a leader.” (John Quincy Adams).
As a professional research fellow with 30 years of experience in environmental modelling, Iulian Nichersu is familiar with implementation of ICZM and European Marine Strategy Framework Directive, which aims at good environmental status (GES) in marine waters, following an ecosystem-based approach, focused on 11 descriptors related to ecosystem features, human drivers and pressures. He’s skills in management of pressures and an evidence-based approach for monitoring state as well as reaching and maintaining GES. Skills include knowledge of and the ability to complete the corresponding concept applied in this project for such an adaptive management cycles, which is the DPSIR framework (Driver-Pressure-State-Impact-Response) that the European Environment Agency (EEA) used in their regular state assessments of the European environment.

Iuliana Nichersu

Iuliana Nichersu

Ph.D. civil engineer in Spatial Planning (Urban and Regional Development) The field of activity is: Regional and Urban Development and Maritime and Spatial Planning Studies, hydraulic modeling, flood risk management, mind mapping, scenario development, participatory approaches specialist.

Marian Mierla

Marian Mierla

The role in the project is related to Geographical Information System.
Main research interests of Marian Mierla are in geographical information systems (GIS), computer cartography and the retrieval of geographically-specific information on the web. For several years he worked on the representation of digital map features at multiple levels of detail, resulting in the development of multi-scale spatial databases and of operators and optimization techniques for map generalization.

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