Research base “Shkorpilovtsi”

Research base “Shkorpilovtsi” is located on the coast near the village of Shkorpilovtsi, 50 km south of Varna and belongs to the IO-BAS. The research base consists of a laboratory complex and research pier and was built between 1980 and 1983. There are conditions for work and living of 25 persons. The pier is 230 m long, 7m high and is used for mounting of research gauges for studying wave break, beach dynamics and interaction between the sea and the shore. The base is suitable for training of students, scientific meetings and coastal studies. Internet access is available. Several scientific instruments have been recently installed: sea level station, weather station installed at the peer, UV index meter. The base has been used in several national and international coastal experiments.

Activities planned:

General repairs to the laboratory hull and the pier are foreseen to ensure their safety. Building a secure approach to the pier. Complete replacement of water supply, plumbing and electrical installations. Design and construction of a new power supply and security system to the pier. Supply and installation of new measuring systems.

Expected users of the services of the base are: members of the MASRI consortium, scientific institutes and universities from the country and abroad for training of students and student practices and conducting of field studies; central and local authorities, maritime businesses and citizens using the information received from metering systems; forecasting providers using the information obtained by measurement systems for assimilation in the models and forecasting verification.

Research base “Maslen nos

The scientific research base “Maslen Nos” was established in 1973 and is used by the Institute of oceanology in various fields of marine research. Location and natural resources are particularly suitable for various underwater activities. Annual expeditions are conducted, the purpose of which is to update the data related to the processes at sea and the coastal area, to test new diving equipment, to train and to increase the qualification of the diving teams. The base is also used as a test site for oceanographic instruments, for the monitoring of hydrochemical parameters of sea water, for teaching and training of deep-sea divers, for the training of students, scientists and specialists in the “diver researcher”, the conduct of student practices for exploration of coastal and underwater sea terraces, modern dynamics of coastal landscapes and archaeological sites.

Activities planned:

Repairs to the campus are foreseen to improve living conditions and safety. Supply and installation of new measuring systems: sea level, weather station, oceanographic station.

Expected users of the services of the base are: members of the MASRI consortium, scientific institutes and universities from the country and abroad for training in scientific diving. Students for student practices and conducting of field studies; central and local authorities, maritime businesses and citizens using the information received from metering systems; forecasting providers using the information obtained by measurement systems for assimilation in the models and forecasting verification.