Institutul Geologic al Romaniei

IGRThe 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

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