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National Institute of Research and Development for Biological Sciences

Arctic and Antarctic Research


The Department was established by Order 222/13.05.2014 of the Minister Delegate for Higher Education, Scientific Research and Technological Development - Ministry of National Education, following proposals made by the National Commission for Antarctic Research of the Romanian Academy, the Ministry of Environment and Climate Change and the Ministry of National Education.

Our vision involves strengthening the research domain of the Environment and Biodiversity Directorate of INCDSB through polar scientific research.

The mission of the department is to investigate Arctic and Antarctic ecosystems and their response to climate change, to correlate the results of similar investigations on other ecological systems in Romania (biodiversity and climate change), and to study the adaptation of the human organism to extreme conditions.

Our scope of activity includes:

  • Participation in the definition of the Polar Research Strategy;
  • Contribution to the establishment and implementation of the National Polar Research Plan;
  • Research and development in the Arctic and Antarctic;
  • Establishing a platform for managing scientific results in the Arctic and Antarctic;
  • Main objective - national database containing the results of scientific research (statistical approach, using the expertise and experience of the researchers of the Bioinformatics Department of INCDSB);
  • Organising scientific research expeditions to the Arctic and Antarctic.