Sfantu Gheorghe Marine and Fluvial Research Station is placed in the centre of the village, two kilometers far from Danube mouth and resort beach.

There are 6 rooms housing three bedrooms, a coastal geomorphology work room, a coastal ecology laboratory and a desk space for research students and visiting scholars working on coastal projects.

The field and research equipment includes:


  • Marine research vessel Merry Fisher 530 (with Evinrude 90 HP engine)
  • Fluvial research vessel Rebel 400 (with Selva 25 HP engine)
  • 2 Zodiac vessels (with Suzuki 15 HP engine)
  • ATV Kymco MXU 300

  • Nortek Vector 3D current meter
  • Level Troll 700 pressure sensor
  • RTX 1930 water level pressure sensor
    Bathymetry & Topography

  • Echo-sounding equipment (Valeport MIDAS Surveyor, Garmin GPSMAP 166 and Garmin GPSMAP 298C Sounder)
  • DGPS Leica VIVA
  • Sokkia 610 total station
  • GPS Garmin Montana & GPSMAP 76CSx

  • Coring equipment (Vibro-coring engine, Auger, Split-Spoon, Push Core, Piston Core, Gage)
  • Eijkelkamp percussion corer with Cobra TT engine (up to 20 m cores)
  • Lamote Sampling Dredge 5110 bottom sediment sampler

  • Anemometers (Max 40+) and wind vanes (Dir 21)
  • Vertical and cylindrical aeolian sediment traps
    Water quality

  • HI9828/20 Multiparameter water quality meter (13 parameters measured)
  • Water test 3150 (pH, ORP, conductivity and temperature)
  • HI98713-2 Turbidimeter
  • Marvel 6035 portable turbidimeter
  • HI98203 salintest
  • Optical instruments for biological and ecological studies
    Remote sensing

  • Satellite imagery facilities