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The enviroGRIDS Final Project Meeting 2012 will be held at the Sheraton hotel in Batumi, Georgia, from 30 Oct.-1 Nov. 2012. The event is co-organized by the Black See Commission and the Ministry of Environment Protection of Georgia, with support from GeoGraphic GIS & RS Consulting Center.

The meeting will be held in conjunction with the Black Sea Day (Oct 31.), and will consist of a series of workshops and high-level plenary talks.

All participants are advised to book their flights as soon as possible, as the connections to Batumi are limited.


The full program of the three days is find below (updated December 18) with links to PDF presentations. To access the links to presentations of the last day (enviroGRIDS partners), please log in to see an extended version of the program.

Program of enviroGRIDS Final Conference and Black Sea Day celebration

Information packages

Information packages with details on logistics and social events are found below:

For non-enviroGRIDS partners:

Information package for non enviroGRIDS partners

For enviroGRIDS partners:

Information package for enviroGRIDS partners


You must register to the events before the 13th of September (extended deadline!) by going to the dedicated registration page, where all details on registration fees are found:


Meeting venue: Hotel Sheraton

www.sheraton.com/batumi   (Virtual Tour of the hotel is found here)

Discount room prices were negotiated with the hotel, and you can directly book your room using the following form. We advise you to book as early as possible by faxing this form to the hotel.

Attention for those staying at Sheraton! Contrary to what is indicted in the Sheraton Hotel booking form, taxi pick up to and from hotel is not comprised in the room price! Taxi pick up can be arranged only if you send your flight details (arrival times and flight numbers) to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it . This cost will be charged on your room 12$ one way per taxi. However, arranging your own taxi is cheaper.

Sheraton hotel reservation form

Other hotels in Batumi

A list of alternative hotels is available below with prices and direct links to hotels web sites.

List of hotels in Batumi

Templates for posters and presentations


Poster template


Powerpoint presentation template


MS.MONINA Summer School 2012 “EO-based biodiversity monitoring: From concepts to products” which is organized within the framework of the FP7 project MS:MONINA “Multi-scale Service for Monitoring NATURA 2000 Habitats of European Community Interest” (www.ms-monina.eu) and will take place in Málaga (Spain) from 9th to 14th of July 2012.

The event aims to bring together scientists, potential users and service providers in order to discuss recent developments in the field of biodiversity monitoring and the multi-scale approach of MS.MONINA.

Website of the Summer School: https://www.etcsia.uma.es/index.php?option=com_content&view=category&layout=blog&id=27&Itemid=53


The Romanian Limnogeographical Association (RLGA) in collaboration with the Danube Delta Biosphere Reserve Authority (DDBRA) and the Danube Delta National Institute for Research and Development (DDNIRD) would like to invite you to take part in the International Conference on “Water resources and wetlands” set to take place between 14-16 September, 2012 in Tulcea, Romania. Deadline for Registration and Abstract Submission - 30 April 2012
Conference website: https://www.limnology.ro/water2012/Committees.html


The Tenth International Conference on Environmental Management of Enclosed Coastal Seas (EMECS 10) & The Eleventh International Conference on the Mediterranean Coastal Environment (MEDCOAST 2013) are scheduled to take place as a joint conference during 30 Oct- 03 Nov 2013 at the premises of Club Turban Hotel , in the famous Aegean resort town of Marmaris, Turkey.

The special event will be a world congress dealing with coastal and marine sciences, engineering, development, policy, governance and management.

Prominent professional, international and national organisations will be invited for leading special sessions or for collaborating in the organisation of the event in other ways.

An international exhibit of coastal and marine products, services and programs will be held in parallel to the joint conference.

The call for abstracts will be circulated in July 2012.


In the context of the ARPEGEO project, a workshop will be given on Environmental data sharing: adopting international standards to benefit the Armenian scientific community. April 2nd, 2012, Yerevan

The full program can be found on the workshop website: https://www.arpegeo.sci.am/index.php/announcements/14-workshop

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