Институт по океанология "Фритьоф Нансен"

Our mission:   

National Marine Research and Expert Center integrated in the European scientific space

IO – BAS conducts fundamental and applied research in the field of oceanography in accordance with the national priorities and global trends.

The research, applied science and expert work are aimed at developing a strategy for sustainable development and management of the Black Sea ecosystem in compliance with the regional and European legislation and applying an ecosystem approach.

The activity of IO – BAS covers research and training in the priority areas: marine physics, chemistry, hydrology, climatology, geomorphology, geology, morphodynamics of the seabed and coastal zone, biology and ecology of the sea, hydrodynamics and lithodynamics of the coastal zone and operational oceanography.