BIODIVERSITY CONSERVATION AND SUSTAINABLE USE OF NATURAL RESOURCES
Wild Species and Natural Habitats
Natural Resources Estimation
Socio-Economics & Humanities
In the context of biodiversity conservation and sustainable development of socio-economic systems after 1989, the role of the Department of Biodiversity Conservation and Sustainable Use of Natural Resources (CBUDRN) has become of strategic importance for INCDDD. Inventory and monitoring of wild species and natural habitats and assessing ecosystem services mostly through sustainable use of natural resources and landscape of the Danube Delta Biosphere Reserve are the main activities of the research teams within the department. This department brings together researchers with diverse fields of expertise making it possible to approach complex studies.
ECOLOGICAL RESTORATION AND SPECIES RECOVERY
Ecological Restoration Group
Sturgeon Research Group
The ecological restoration in the Danube Delta is one way of sustainable development of nature and local communities in the medium and long term. Since 1994, following Romania’s accession to the Ramsar Convention – an international convention dedicated to the protection of wetlands- in the Danube Delta Biosphere Reserve there have been implemented the following types of projects: projects of ecological restoration of the wetlands which have been altered anthropogenically (dammed and drained), of restoration of degraded areas, and of improvement of the circulation of water / connectivity. Another category of projects implemented is the recovery and restocking of species.
INFORMATIONAL SYSTEM AND GEOMATICS
Geographical Informational Systems
Environmental Hydrological and Land Survey
In a world where information is becoming more abundant and diversified, the information system aims to systematize the entire volume (of information) by creating databases for interdisciplinary research, modeling nature’s certain processes and develop tools for grounding quick decisions and efficient management of the environment.
CENTER FOR THE STUDY OF TRANSBORDER AND EMERGENT DISEASES AND ZOONOSES
Ornithology, Game Resources, Zoonosys, Ecology, Mammalogy;
Veterinary Medicine, Parasitology, Equine Ecology
A number of factors have caused the proliferation of different pathogens vectors: climate change, land use change, changes in farming practices, deforestation, irrigation, hydrological planning and other more. Danube Delta, being the breeding area or just the migration site of millions of migratory birds, is the main gate of entrance of an impressive series of pathogens. The role of the department is improving the knowledge of ecology of disease vectors and reservoir species that produce cross border and, emerging diseases and zoonoses within Danube Delta and surroundings.
LABORATORIES AND RESEARCH STATIONS
Genetic and Molecular Ecology Laboratory
Enisala, Maliuc and Chilia Veche Research Stations
The Department of Laboratories and Research Facilities, thanks to its modular organizational structure, provides an interdisciplinary approach to environmental issues of the Danube Delta Biosphere Reserve aquatic ecosystems through three laboratories: the Chemistry Laboratory, Hydrobiology Lababoratory and Genetics and Molecular Ecology Laboratory, as well as a remote facility, the Enisala Research Station. Our research team members have made significant contributions to the improvement of monitoring methods and integrated solutions for medium- and long–term evolution trends.
DANUBE DELTA TECHNOLOGICAL INFORMATION CENTER
Socio-Economic Sciences, Tourism
Technological Transfer and Information
Organizing Scientific Events, Graphics, Design
Danube Delta Technological Information Centre was built and developed within national programe INFRATECH in 2005. It is an innovation and technological transfer entity, without juridical personality, part of the DDNI, functioning based on its own status. It was started as an initiative of Education and Research Ministry accepted by the DDNI’s board (01.10.2005). It was acreditated in 01.12.2006 by the Decision no. 9459/ 27.11.2006 of the National Authority for Scientific Research’s President. In 2012, DDTIC was reacreditated for 5 years (certificate no. 62/07.05.2012 issued by the Ministry of Education, Research,Youth and Sports- National Authority for Scientific Research).
TECHNOLOGICAL DEVELOPMENT, TRANSFER AND SPATIAL PLANNING
Topography and Cadastre
Environmental Impact Assessment
– Works of cadastre, geodesy, cartography, surveying;
– Feasibility studies, technical design and execution details;
– 1D2D hydraulic modeling, hazard maps and flood risk;
– Environmental studies and impact;
– Spatial planning;
– Development of regional, urban and territorial structures and processes built environment in protected natural areas, cultural landscape.
Danube Delta National Institute for Research and Development
Babadag Street, nr. 165, PO 820112, Tulcea City, Romania