Institute of Oceanology-Bulgarian Academy of Sciences

IO-BAS_logo IO-BAS ( is a permanent research body under the auspice of Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, founded in 1973 with a staff of 43 researchers.IO –BAS is an active partner in more than 35 Projects funded by 5, 6, and 7th FP (EC) and NATO.

The mission is to: Conduct advanced research in the field of marine physics, chemistry, geology, archaeology, biology, ecology, coastal dynamics and interdisciplinary monitoring of the Bulgarian part of the Black Sea basin; Formulate the scientific background for sustainable management of the Black Sea ecosystem and its living and non-living resources; Responsible for implementation the EU environmental policy (WFD, MSFD) and mitigation strategy including global climatic impact; Offer consultancy services to policy and decision makers.

Keywords Marine Physics, Marine Geology, Marine Biology and Ecology, Coastal dynamics
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