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About us

The National Institute of Geophysics, Geodesy and Geography carries out fundamental and applied research in the field of geophysics, seismology, earthquake engineering, geodesy, and geography in order to facilitate the sustainable development of the Republic of Bulgaria. The Institute provides scientific services to governmental and non-governmental bodies, including monitoring and expert information, analyses and assessments.

Fields of research:

Fundamental scientific investigations of the global patterns, structure, properties, and phenomena in the crust, surface, and envelope of the Earth;
Applied investigations of the regional geo-fields and phenomena, which aim at discovering their main characteristics and behavior;
Scientific operational activities.


Development of scientific methods and techniques for research and operational activities, organization and maintenance of an integrated geo-information database.
Monitoring of processes and phenomena, related to natural and anthropogenic risks.
Studies of seismic and anthropogenic risks, current Earth’s crust movements, seismic safety of buildings, engineering facilities and infrastructure.
Warning about risk events and formulation of science-based policies for natural and anthropogenic risk management.
Enhancement of the contacts with state, public, and business organizations to implement the obtained scientific results.
Close integration in the European and global research programs and monitoring networks.
Attracting and training young researchers.

National activities of the Institute are carried out by seven scientific operational services:

  • National Seismological Service
  • National Network of Permanent Global Navigation Satellite System (GNSS) Stations
  • National Strong Motion Network
  • Geomagnetic Service
  • Ionospheric Service
  • The Network for Terrestrial Measurements of Biologically Active Solar Ultraviolet Radiation
  • Forecasting System for the Levels of the Tropospheric Ozone in the Atmosphere
  • Paleomagnetic Laboratory
  • Meteor Radar (EMDR20)

Scientific Staff

79 persons: 2 corresponding members of BAS, 16 professors, 35 assoc. professors, 10 have DSc degree, 37 have PhD degree


187 persons