The National Institute of Marine Geology and Geo-ecology, GeoEcoMar, is a governmental research-development institution, coordinated by the Ministry of Education and Research.
Its scientific departments are:
- Marine Geology and Sedimentology
- Seismo-acoustics, Digital Cartography, GIS and Databases
- Geophysical Methods for Deep Investigations
- Geology and Geochemistry
- Sedimentologic and Mineralogic Analyses
The main scientific activity of the GeoEcoMar is directed at geo-ecological studies of the macrogeosystem River Danube – Danube Delta – Coastal Zone – Black Sea, geological and geophysical survey of the Black Sea (mainly of the Romanian continental shelf), land-sea interactions in the Coastal Zone and its integrated management as well as studies, technical assistance and consulting for littoral and offshore marine engineering, industrial and environmental impact studies.
in recent years the Institute has started studies and analysis connected with the greenhouse emissions in Romania as well as the possibility of geological storage of CO2.