The research projects that IRR-Varna has been working on in recent years are:

  • International projects

2022 – 2024 SEARCH, European Researchers Night, HORIZON-MSCA-2022-CITIZENS-01, 101061187 – IFR-Varna Associated Partner  -

2020-2022 - TIMMOD (Bilateral Cooperation Program - CBC Black Sea): Promoting Technology Innovation in Environmental Monitoring and Modelling for Assessment of Fish Stock and Non-fish Resources,

2012-2015 ComFish: 7th  FP of the EU,

2009-2011 Black Sea Science Network, 7th FP of the EU,

2008-2010 EU COST Action 638, project MAGGNET (),

2008 Regime changes in the Black Sea, Integration projects EUR-OCEANS - 2008

2006 - 2008 Black Sea Science Scene, 022868 (RICA), 6th FP of EU,

2006 - Black Sea Ecosystem Restoration Project (BSERP), Black Sea Commission,

  • National projects

2017-2023 MASRI: Infrastructure for sustainable development of marine research, including the participation of Bulgaria in the European infrastructure EURO-ARGO 2017-2023 (

2015-2017  ECRAMON: Increasing the capacity for investigation and management of marine shellfish resources in the Black Sea: BG02 Integrated management of marine and inland waters, EEA Norway Grant Program

2015-2016  Field observations of cetaceans Tursiops truncatus, Phocoena phocoena and Delphinus delphis in the Bulgarian Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ) in the Black Sea, EEA, Ministry of Environment and Water, results / copy2_of_.pdf

  • National program for data collection in the field of fisheries and aquaculture

2014-2021 Assessment of the stock of turbot (Scophthalums maximus) in the Bulgarian waters of the Black Sea in 2020

2018-2021 Biological monitoring of catches of rapana during landing by the fishing fleet of the Republic of Bulgaria

2018-2021 Scientific study for assessment of the caught, discarded and landed quantity and collection of biological data for all species of fish and other marine organisms, through observers on board fishing vessels of the fleet of the Republic of Bulgaria,

  • Projects at the Agricultural Academy - Sofia

2022-2025 Study and assesment of the state of non-fish resources and the marine environment in front of the Bulgarian Black Sea coast

2022-2025 Research on economically valuable fish resources in front of the Bulgarian Black Sea coast

2022-2023 Early indefication of sex in turbot juveniles (Scophthalmus maximus), by ultrasound diagnostic and biopsy

2021-2022 Research on external and internal parasitic infections in turbot (Scophthalmus maximus) inhabiting the Black Sea, monitoring of some blood biochemical indicators

2018-2020 Current state of the trophic base of economically valuable species of fish and non-fish resources at the Bulgarian Black Sea coast

2018-2020 Biological characteristics of the main industrial fish species at the Bulgarian Black Sea coast

2018-2020 Diaphonization of biological objects

TIMMOD Promoting Technology Innovation in environmental monitoring and modelling for assessment of fish stock and non-fish resources 2020-2022 
WHITECLAM Research of sand (white) clams and new management proposals, Maritime and Fisheries Program, 2019-2021 
ECRAMON ECRAMON – Increasing the research and management capacity of marine non-fish resources in the Black Sea 2016-2017
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Final Conference TIMMOD Project 

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International Conference WHITECLAM 2021

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Development of the Regional DataBase for the Mediterranean & Black Seas (Med&BS RDB) meeting, 26 October, 2021

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Forty-fourth session of the GFCM 2-6 November, 2021

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