Western Black Sea Underwater cultural tourist routes

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Project abstract

Scientific underwater research in the Western Black Sea area has until now been performed only occasionally.

A consortium of two Research Institutes, one National History and Archaeology Museum and two SME joined efforts for bringing the common values shared within the Western Black Sea underwater heritage into the public awareness. This proposal aims to offer a solution to the lack of coherent transnational tourist package regarding the Western Black Sea Underwater heritage and to the lack of knowledge about the Common Underwater Cultural Touristic heritage.

The project envisages the promotion of SME development through the support to initiatives in the underwater tourism domain. “Western Black Sea Underwater Cultural Tourist Routes” intends to select, to classify and to join the most attractive tourist transnational targets (wrecks, archaeological sites, artefacts, marine protected areas, submerged landscape and inland found exposed artefacts) in a new transnational tourist package. The main project output of the project will be the First transnational tourist package ”Western Black Sea Underwater Cultural Tourist Routes“.

The new tourist package proposes 4 transnational routes: three Western Black Sea underwater destinations and one on the shore destination. The proposed tourist routes are:

1) Wrecks and Artificial Reefs

2) Ancient Underwater Trade Route

3) Natural Heritage Route

4) Underwater Archaeological Artefacts Inland Route. 

Read more: http://wbsunderwatertours.eu/

Project duration
01/01/2017 – 30/04/2018
Project acronym
NIRD
Call ID
EASME/EMFF/2015/1.2.1.8 - Thematic Routes on Underwater Cultural Heritage
Beneficiaries
National Institute for Research and Development of Marine Geology and Geoecology (GeoEcomar) (Romania)
Museum of national history and archaeology Constanta (Romania)
Active Training Srl (Bulgaria)
DDD Ltd (Bulgaria)
Institute of Oceanology – Bulgarian Academy of Sciences (Bulgaria)
EU contribution
120,615.00 EUR

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