Ancient Sedimentary River-Delta-Sea Studies

Led by: Mihaela MELINTE
Fields: Env. & Earth Sci.
Institution: National Institute of Marine Geology and Geoecology (GeoEcoMar)
Scientists/Total: 11/13
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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.


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;



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Municipiul București, România
Tel: +40-21-2105729
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