Bulgarian Academy of Science

The Institute of Oceanology – Bulgarian Academy of Science (IO-BAS) conducts research activities in the field of marine physics, chemistry, geology and archaeology, biology and ecology, coastal zone dynamics and ocean technologies. It carries out complex monitoring of the Bulgarian part of the Black Sea, develops consulting and expert activities, prepares qualified marine scientists. IO represents BAS as a coordinator of all studies related with the Black Sea and World Ocean by the National Oceanographic Commission (NOC) and successfully directs the research activity and international relations within the frame of the Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission of UNESCO