The National Institute of Marine Geology and Geoecology of Romania (GeoEcoMar) is a research and development public institute coordinated by the Ministry of Education and Research. The main directions of research and development activities of GeoEcoMar are: (1) structure and function of specific ecosystems within the macro-geo-system Danube River- Delta-Black Sea, (2) studies on coastal zone integrated management, (3) global changes-climate changes, and (4), diagnosis and prognosis studies on marine science development, (4) support in implementation of environmental regulations at Danube river basin – Danube Delta – Black Sea macrosystem. GeoEcoMar first started its European and international co-operation in 1991 with the French Institute of Marine Biogeochemistry in Montrouge and the Cousteau Team, then expanded the European expertise in FP4 (EROS 2000, EROS 21), then FP5 -  when GeoEcoMar coordinated the "European Centre of Excellence for environmental and geo-ecological studies on River-Delta-Sea Systems" but was also involved in several other projects. Involvement in FP6 was expanded, and now is present in 15 FP7 projects (such as HYPOX, UPGRADE BS SCENE, EUROFLEETS, HYDRALAB IV, ARCH, PERSEUS, COCONET etc), cooordinating FP7 project DANCERS. Involved also in other  INCO-Copernicus and PHARE programs of the European Union, as well as in other regional and bi- and multilateral programs (GEF-UNDP Danube and Black Sea Environmental Programs, IAEA). GeoEcoMar is presently coordinating several EC–Structural Funds regional projects (MARINEGEOHAZARD, HERAS). MARINEGEOHAZARD is a Romania – Bulgaria Cross Border Cooperation 6,5 M.Euros project that implemented a coordinated observation and early-warning system at Black Sea level  between Romania and Bulgaria. GeoEcoMar operates a research fleet composed of R/V Mare Nigrum (a multipurpose ship, operating in the Black Sea and the Eastern Mediterranean) and R/V Istros (the largest dedicated R/V from the Lower Danube operating also as a coastal ship). Land facilities of GeoEcoMar consist of specialized laboratories located in Bucharest and Constanta.
Description of Personnel Involved in the Project
Dr. Adrian Stanica
Scientific Director of GeoEcoMar since 2008, main expertise in coastal dynamics and natural resources management, PhD in geology, University of Bucharest, 2003, degree in geology, Univ. of Bucharest, Master in Economy of Energy and Environment, Scuola Superiore "Enrico Mattei", Milan, Italy: 1993 – 1994; 2002 – 2003: Marie Curie PhD Fellow at the Fondazione Eni Enrico Mattei, Venice, Italy; NATO-CNR senior fellowship – Istituto di Scienze Marine – Venice, Italy, 2004, 2005. Researcher with GeoEcoMar since 1994. Overall coordinator of FP7 DANCERS. Partner coordinator in FP6, FP7 and projects under other international programmes, 2006-7 – regional coordinator for Causal Analysis for the Black Sea Transboundary Diagnostic Analysis (UNDP); national representative and monitor for marine and earth sciences pan-european research infrastructures in ESFRI Environmental Working Group (since 2009).  
Contact Details
Official address: National Institute of Marine Geology and Geoecology - GeoEcoMar
Str. Dimitrie Onciul 23-25, sector 2, Bucharest, 024053, Romania
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ADRIPLAN aims to deliver a commonly-agreed approach to cross-border MSP in the Adriatic-Ionian region, considered as a whole and more specifically through two Focus Areas (Northern Adriatic Sea; Southern Adriatic / Northern Ionian Sea).