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

The database was created as part of a complex research program "Macrophyte thicket ecosystems of the Neva bay", which has been carried out since 2016 by company's employees with the participation of experts from leading scientific organizations of St. Petersburg.

The database is registered by Federal Service for Intellectual Property (Rospatent) (the certificate of the database state registration No. 2020622106 of 29.10.2020). 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 research laboratory for assessing the impact on the cultural, historical, socio-economic and natural environment, Ecoplus LLC, Ph.D. of History Daria Zhigulskaya, 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 lead specialist of scientific and analytical department Vitaly Panichev.

The base is data from open sources which don’t contain confidential and restricted access information. It contains materials obtained during aerial photography and mapping of aquatic vegetation, phytocoenological studies, analysis of water, soil and food fish supply, ornithological observations during spring and autumn migrations and nesting periods, studies on spawning and feeding of juvenile phytophilous fish species. Model parcels of aquatic vegetation thickets of different age at different levels of hydraulic works impact were studied every season annually in the Neva Bay and adjacent waters.

The database can be used for information and analytical support of scientific researches and management decisions. Systematized data obtained as a result of "Macrophyte thicket ecosystems of the Neva bay" programme implementation are important in many areas: hydroecology, geobotany, ornithology, ichthyology, fisheries, nature conservation and reserve management and studies, environmental management, development of environmental design documentation, assessment of hydroecosystems damage and prevention and compensation measures. Moreover, the database can also be used in the educational process of higher education: a training of specialists in the field of ecology, environmental protection and management.