GeoEcoMar

DESCRIPTION

The National Institute for Marine Geology and Geo-ecology - GeoEcoMar of Romania, is a research- development institute established in 1993, under the co-ordination of the Romanian Ministry of Education and Research. The main activities of GeoEcoMar relate to marine, coastal, deltaic and fluvial environmental and geo- ecological studies regarding the ecosystems of the geosystem River Danube - Danube Delta - Coastal Zone - Black Sea; the environmental impact of anthropogenic structures that are located along the Danube course, the Danube Delta and Romanian coastal zone; the geological-geophysical-geoecological survey of the Black Sea as well as of other marine areas; study of natural hazards in Black Sea environment.

GeoEcoMar has participated in the EU FP 4, 5, 6 and 7, becoming also an European Centre of Excellence for the Danube - Danube Delta - Black Sea system under FP 5. It coordinated FP7 DANCERS project, aiming at coordinating science policies in the Danube - Danube Delta - Black Sea coast. It is present in two Horizon 2020 projects (EMSODEV and HYDRALABPLUS). Other significant international scientific cooperation projects have been performed in the GEF-UNDP Black Sea Environmental Programme, NATO Scientific Cooperation Programme as well as under the framework of bilateral co-operations, etc., GeoEcoMar having in these a central role of regional coordinator or national contact-point.

MAIN ROLE IN THE PROJECT

GeoEcoMar will be responsible with the implementation of the Demo Site in Romania.
Our Institute is aware of the current situation from the Romanian proposed DEMO Site, since we are monitoring and developing projects inside the Romanian sector of the Danube River for more than 20 years. As the leader of the Romanian Demo Site, our main contribution will be in WP 6, completing all the tasks and delivering the outcomes needed to perform the other interrelated activities; working in close collaboration with all our partners, we will also contribute on:
• Creating a full inventory of the physical parameters (climate, hydrology, sedimentology, etc.), evaluating the physical hazard potential and the ecosystem services focusing on stakeholders needs;
• Identifying the actual local stakeholder's risk perception in relation to natural hazards, contributing to increase the acceptance of policies of climate resilient investments and to accelerate their adoption in public and private sectorss ;
• Describing the ecosystems and ecosystem services in order to identify their role in risk reduction, adapting the methods and knowledge to evaluate the insurance value of ecosystems;
• Apply a participatory approach in order to develop scenarious for risk reduction by using nature- based solutions and green infrastructures;
• Supporting our partners to develop proper business models for helping the stakeholders in their fight