The first newsletter of the "Copernicus assisted environmental monitoring across the Black Sea Basin – PONTOS" project. The newsletter is available in five languages–English, Greek, Armenian, Georgian, and Ukrainian–at the following site: https://pontos-eu.aua.am/pontos-newletters/

PONTOS will utilize information technologies to automatically retrieve Copernicus products, couple them with national or regional infrastructures for data acquisition and processing, and provide monitoring services for the Black Sea and the surrounding environment in a transboundary, standardized, and homogenized manner. The environmental monitoring system to be developed will be tested in pilot sites across Armenia, Georgia, Greece and Ukraine.

PONTOS is a 30-month project funded by the European Union’s ENI CBC Black Sea Basin Programme 2014-2020.