Welcome to the homepage of the PRIDE programme. From 2015 until 2019 we will investigate the evolution and demise of lakes systems and biota in the Black Sea, Caspian Sea and surroundings.

The programme combines climate-, geo- and bio- sciences and is conducted by 15 Early Stage Researchers. The PRIDE network contains 21 partipating institutes. Here you can find the background of the programme, you can explore workpackages here (WP1, WP2, WP3, WP4) and here are the 15 projects outlined.

If you have any question? Please contact us here.

Danube Delta: call for action!

The endemic mollusc’s diversity of the Danube Delta is currently decreasing as a result of pollution, habitat loss, overfishing and invasive species. They have been replaced by a few invasive species causing a serious loss of biodiversity. 

Save it to cherish or leave it to perish

If each scientist could keep track of one species, we would need 81 thousand scientists just for molluscs alone. Arthur Sands, PRIDE early stage researcher, is doing research on the Theodoxus.