Cristiana VOICARU

Member of WG2
+4021 252 30 39

Description of job and tasks involved

  • Financial management of national and international research projects
  • Participation in developing and planning of projects activities
  • Participation in sampling cruises along the Danube, the Danube Delta and Black Sea


Experience in European research projects

EC Phare Programme

IAEA Research Programme

DG Mare

EU FP5, FP6 & FP7 , H2020

Structural Funds: South East Europe, Black Sea CBC

Bilateral Funds: RO-BG, RO-IT, RO-CH, Ro-FR



The National Research and Development 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. GeoEcoMar represents the focal point of national excellence in research and consultancy on marine, coastal, river and lacustrine geology, geophysics and geoecology, as well as a reference centre for Marine and Earth Sciences. Due to its technical capabilities and scientific performance achieved in a short period of time, the centre has become since 1996 an “institute of national interest”, its main research goal being the complex study of the Danube River-Danube Delta-Black Sea macro-geosystem. The main scientific activities and expert services of GeoEcoMar are: geology, sedimentology, stratigraphy, paleontology, geochemistry, mineralogy, grain size analysis; coastal researches and integrated management, geophysics (seismo-acoustics, 2D marine seismics, magnetometry, gravimetry, electrometry), environmental quality investigations (hydro-chemistry, gas chromatography, eco-toxicology, greenhouse gas emissions), real time monitoring and study of marine geo-hazards, geo-archaeology and geological mapping of the Romanian Black Sea continental shelf. 

The institute actively participated in different Framework Programmes of the European Union since the days of FP4. In the 5th Framework Programme it coordinated for the first time an EC Project, when it became an “European Centre of Excellence” (Euro-EcoGeoCentre Romania). In Horizon 2020 GeoEcoMar is partner in HYDRALAB+. In the 7th Framework Programme GeoEcoMar has been involved in projects such as DANCERS (overall coordination), ARCH, CLIMATEWATER, HYDRALAB IV, PERSEUS, EUROFLEETS-1, EUROFLEETS-2, COCONET, CGS EUROPE, UP-GRADE BLACK SEA SCENE, FAST, RISES-AM, etc.

The scientific activity is quantified in synthetic documents and promoted through the Project Management and Marketing Office that coordinates the activity within the institute’s projects portfolio together with the scientific director and the project managers.

Starting with 2006, the institute has implemented a Quality Management System applied to geology, geoecology and geophysics. This quality system has been authorized by Lloyd’s Register Quality Assurance (Romania), according to ISO 9001:2008 and SR EN ISO 9001:2008.


Education/Professional Career


Civil Engineering Institute Bucharest, Faculty of Hydrotechnics
1990-2005:Engineer, The National Institute of Research and Development for Environmental Protection - ICIM Bucharest
2005:Engineer, National Agency for Environmental Protection, Laboratory of Environmental Radioactivity
2006:Engineer, S.C. RADAL COMINDEX srl, Environment Department
since 2006:Engineer,  NIRD GeoEcoMar