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Alege limba: Romana
National Institute for Research and Development on Marine Geology and Geo-ecology – GeoEcoMar

Marine Geology and Sedimentology


Geo-ecological and sedimentological studies on fluvial, lacustrine and marine environments.

Research activities

  • Studies on geology and evolution of the Black Sea and other marine zones in the World Ocean;
  • Geologic and sedimentological mapping of the Black Sea continental shelf;
  • Sediment investigation – grain size, mineralogy, chemistry, biology – in the Black Sea, littoral lakes, Danube Delta, Razim-Sinoie Lagoon Complex, Danube River and its main tributaries;
  • Studies on greenhouse gas emissions (CH4, N20, C02) in the wetlands of Danube – Danube Delta – Black Sea hydro-sedimentary geosystem;
  • Paleoecological and paleoenvironmental investigations, studies on the past and present geological and environmental impact of the climate and sea level changes;
  • Studies concerning anthropogenic activity effects on the fluvial, deltaic and marine aquatic and sedimentary ecosystems;
  • Water and sediment quality assessment in marine, fluvial and lacustrine environments; environmental pollution studies on heavy metals, organochloride compounds, hydrocarbon and other contaminants; ecotoxicological studies using algal bioassays etc.

Laboratory equipment and logistics

Field equipment:
  • HACH DR 2000 portable spectrophotometer;
  • HACH DR 5000 UV-Vis portable spectrophotometer;
  • WTW multi-line kit F/SET 3;
  • HUMMINBIRD WIDE portable sonar (Techsonic Industries Inc.);
  • PWS-NISKIN (5 l) bottle;
  • INNOVA multi-gas analyzer – Bruel & Kjaer 1312;
  • Van Veen grab sampler;
  • Gravity corer (Hydro-Bios);
  • Alpha – Laval field centrifuge (7000t/min, liquid flow 5l/min).
  • Motorboat TERHI NORDIC 6020 C (gasoline, 30HP);
  • Turbidimeter 2100P;
  • Doppler Profiler SONTEK acoustic system – Mini ADP, 1500kHz;
  • Hand drill;
  • Magellan Meridian Color GPS;
  • Bushnell laser telemeter (1000m);
  • Bürkle immersion cylinder.

Laboratory equipment:
  • DIGESTAHL HACH demineralization device;
  • SONOMATIC 375 ultrasonic cleaning bath (Langford Electronics Ltd);
  • Refrigerated thermo-incubator (Vindon Scientific Ltd);
  • Computers and accessories;