News & Events


WetMainAreas Living Lab Webinar, 12 May 2020

The Balkan Mediterranean Wetland Living Lab is organized by the Greek Biotope – Wetland Centre (EKBY) in the context of the INTERREG Balkan Med project “Improving the conservation effectiveness of wetlands – WetMainAreas”. It brings together policy makers and representatives from competent authorities and other initiatives. The purpose is to demonstrate the knowledge and services developed during the project and interact to project key messages, towards a joint vision for improving the conservation effectiveness of wetland ecosystems.

For more details, please see the AGENDA

WetMainAreas monitors the BalkanMed wetlands from space through Sentinel-2

The portal connected to Geo database to present the most recent as well as a timeseries of existing Sentinel-2 images was finalised and populated with images from 2017 until 31/12/2019.

The major achievement of the last reporting period is the full implementation of the portal with ALL wetlands provided for Greece and Bulgaria by the relevant partners. It is worth highlighting that the portal monitors systematically  more than 7,500 wetlands in the program area with inpreceded level of information and scientific value. For each wetland a series of seven (7) spectral indices related to the status of the wetland are calculated for every Sentinel-2 satellite scene available from 2017 until today.

Info Day in Blagoevgrad

An Info Day on the WetMainAreas project will take place in Blagoevgrad, Bulgaria on 14 June 2019. For more details, please see the agenda: Agenda_инфоден_WetMainAreas-1

Project Meeting in Ohrid, 9-11 October 2018

The University of Forestry, Faculty of Ecology and Landscape Architecture, as Lead Beneficiary of the WetMainAreas project is organizing the Progress and Steering Committee Meeting in Ohrid on 09-11.10. 2018.

Discussion on the road so far is going to be held as well as additional instructions for the upcoming activities are going to be given by the WPs’ Leaders.

Find attached below the Agenda of the meeting.


The WetMainAreas BalkanMed INTERREG project partners will meet on 6 and 7 of February in Athens to jointly assess ecosystems’ connectivity beyond the boundaries of protected areas in the BalkanMed territory under the scientific coordination of the Greek Biotope/Wetland Centre.  The assessment will focus on the role of wetland ecosystems in  transnational ecosystem integration of NATURA 2000, Emerald and Ramsar networks.

The Workshop/Training is organized by the National Observatory of Athens.

For more details, please follow this link to download the Αgenda.


Kick-off Meeting in Tirana
  • October 30, 2017
  • Tirana, Albania