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Eco-Express-Service LLC became Intellectual Property Rights’ (IPR) holder of a database

Eco-Express-Service LLC became Intellectual Property Rights’ (IPR) holder of a database "Coastal ecosystems of inland sea waters and territorial sea of the Russian Federation". The database is based on the wide experience of environmental surveys, industrial environmental control (monitoring), environmental documentation development and research works.

The database is registered by Federal Service for Intellectual Property (Rospatent) (the certificate of the database state registration No. 2020622836 dated 29.12.2020). Authors are director of Eco-Express-Service LLC, head of hydraulic works impact management laboratory on marine ecosystems, Ph.D. of Engineering Science Vladimir Zhigulsky, head of scientific and analytical department, Sc.D. (Dr. of Biological Sci.), prof. Vladimir Shuisky, deputy head of scientific and analytical department, Ph.D. of Biology Ekaterina Chebykina and head of research laboratory for assessing the impact on the cultural, historical, socio-economic and natural environment, Ecoplus LLC, Ph.D. of History Daria Zhigulskaya.

The base is data from open sources which don’t contain confidential and restricted access information. It contains results of long-term studies of coastal ecosystems in the inland sea waters and the territorial sea of the Russian Federation, conducted since 1993 by Eco-Express-Service LLC. The database includes hydrological and hydrochemical indicators and indexes, value characteristics of aquatic and terrestrial ecosystems, bottom soils and coastal areas’ soils, macrophytes, phytoplankton, zooplankton, zoobenthos, ichtyocoenosis communities, seafowl, waterfowl and semiaquatic birds, marine mammals, terrestrial semiaquatic biota. Coastal ecosystems of following seas are presented: the Baltic, Barents, White, Kara Seas, the Sea of Okhotsk, the Sea of Japan, the Black Sea, the Sea of Azov, the Caspian Sea.

The database can be used for information and analytical support of scientific and interdisciplinary researches and management decisions aimed at the development of sea waters in the Russian Federation. Systematized data are important in many areas: transport and industrial construction, design of hazardous industrial facilities, assessment and regulation of industrial and transport construction environmental safety at initial design stages, environmental impact assessment, land and marine spatial planning, development of effective measures in order to regulate anthropogenic and technogenic environmental impact and of environmental design documentation, hydroecology, geobotany, ornithology, ichthyology, fisheries, nature conservation and reserve management and studies, environmental management, assessment of hydroecosystems damage and prevention and compensation measures, etc. Moreover, the database can also be used in the educational process of higher education: a training of specialists in the field of ecology, technologies for ecosystems properties management, environmental protection and management.