The Geological Institute of Romania (IGR) was established in 1906, by Royal Decree, as National Geological Survey, and continued to activate without interruptions till present. Having the attributes of a National Institute of Research – Development in Geology, Geophysics, Geochemistry and Remote Sensing, this institution organizes and administrates the national fund of geological data, the conservation and exploitation of drill cores; ensures the environmental monitoring of the mining zones; investigates the geology and structure of the Romanian territory and is in charge with the geological correlations between Romania and the neighboring countries; elaborates, edits and prints the national geological, hydrogeological, geophysical and metallogenetic maps at various scales; elaborates genetic models of the accumulation of mineral and energetic resources; conducts studies on environmental geochemistry and environment monitoring; develops geoid models. Geological Institute of Romania is involved in projects focusing on territorial analysis and planning i.e.: the inventory and monitoring of natural hazard phenomena such as landslides, subsidence, flood areas; database analysis and interpretation: effects of global change assessment, and risk management strategies.
Services and products
Research and development activities are focused on the following areas:
- Development and maintenance of national maps: geological, geophysical, tectonic, hydrogeological, geo-ecological for useful minerals and oil systems maps.
- Establishment of the design basis for engineering prospecting, exploration and spatial planning;
- Assessment, monitoring and management of mineral resources;
- Risk assessment and establish the rules of natural hazards mitigation;
- Geological studies and atlases: paleontological, petrographic, petro physical, mineralogical, for mineralized groundwater, etc;
- Making X-ray spectroscopic analysis, scanning electron microscopy, etc;
- Geo-electric research and monitoring of unstable areas (landslides, subsidence, saline structures, processes anthropogenic);
- Environmental Studies. Outlining contaminated areas, detecting seepage, landfill design;
- GIS Databases: achievement of geospatial analysis models using geo-statistical applications, 2D and 3D graphics applications;
- Radiometer: natural and artificial radioactivity analysis of rock, soil, sediment, low background gamma spectrometry. Determination of elements by neutron activation.
- Continuous monitoring and online transmission of geo-magnetic data.
- IGR elaborates studies and reports regarding brown field reclamation, sedimentology, geo-diversity, etc.
Contact person: Diana Perșa
Adress: 1st Caransebeș street, 1District, 012271Bucharest
Phone: +40314381744; +40314033400; +40729168868