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Projects

1. International Projects

with EU

IGIT – Integrated geo-spatial information technology and its application to resource and environmental management towards the GEOSS – Call: FP7-PEOPLE-2009-IRSES. Project Leader: Assoc. Prof. R. Vatseva, PhD, 2010 – 2013.

Territorial impact of globalization for Europe and its regions.
Lead Partner – Universite Libre de Bruxelles, Belgium. Financed by EU under ESPON 2013 – OP Regional Development. National Partner: Senior Assist. Prof. P. Roukova, 2010 – 2013.

Mutual learning activities for increase of human capital investment. A joint research project with Greece, Denmark and Romania. Lead partner KEK INE GSEE, Greece. Co-financed by EC – Program Progress. National coordinator: Senior Assist. Prof. P. Roukova, 2008 – 2009.

Achieving reinforcement in training of employees and managing innovation in South-Eastern Europe (A.R.T.E.M.I.S). Lead partner KEK INE GSEE, Greece. Co-financed by EC – DG ENLARGEMNET. National coordinator: Senior Assist. Prof. P. Roukova, 2006 – 2008.

THE MOVING FRONTIER: The changing geography of production in labour intensive industries (MOVE). Leader of Consortium – L. Labrianidis, RDPRU – University of Maxedonia of Economic and Social Science, Thessaloniki, Greece. Co-financed by EC – GD RESEARCH, 6th FP. National Coordinator: Senior Assist. Prof. P. Roukova, 2004 – 2007.

Arsenic pollution and speciation in the Ogosta River floodplain, a joint project with ETH Zurich, Institute of Biogeochemistry and Pollutant Dynamics. Funding for the first year is provided by ETH Zurich. Project Coordinator for Bulgaria: Assoc. Prof. Ts. Kotsev, PhD, 2010 – 2013.

Change Detection of Land Use and Land Cover in Coastal Zones of China (Fujian) and Bulgaria Using Multi-temporal and Multi-scale Remote Sensing Data: Assoc. Prof. R. Vatseva, 2009-2012.

Network for integrated assessment of the dynamics of mountain catchments under global change. European Science Foundation. Project Leader: Assoc. Prof. M. Nikolova, PhD, 2009 – 2011.

Formation of highly qualified young researchers in information technologies for optimization, pattern recognition and decision support systems. Operative Program “Human Resources Development”, ESF. Project leader – Assoc. Prof. I. Mustakerov, PhD; Coordinator NIGGG, BAS – Assoc. Prof. Dilyana Stefanova, PhD, 2009 – 2011.

CEEPUS – the University of Salzburg, Austria. PI for Bulgaria: Assoc. Prof. M. Nikolova, PhD, 2007 – 2011.

Investigation of multitemporal and multisensor satellite imagery for enhanced CORINE Land Cover classes recognition and mapping (case studies in Slovakia and Bulgaria). PI: Assoc. Prof. R. Vatseva, PhD, 2008 – 2010.

Changes of the rural landscape in Slovakia and Bulgaria in 1990-2000 identified by application of the CORINE Land Cover data. Assoc. Prof. R. Vatseva, PhD, 2005– 2008.

Development of Universal Thermal Climate Index. COST Program, European Science Foundation. PI: Assoc. Prof. Z. Mateeva, PhD, 2005 – 2008.

Development of Certification System for Sustainable Tourism. SCOPES Program, Swiss National Science Foundation. PI for Bulgaria: Assoc. Prof. Z. Mateeva, PhD, 2005 – 2008.
– on the basis of equivalent exchange agreements between BAS and foreign Academies of Sciences

Assessment of anthropogenic impacts on vulnerable model geosystems in protected areas aiming at their sustainable development – a bilateral project between NIGGG, BAS and the Institute of Geonics, Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic, Dept. of Environmental Geography, Brno. Project leader – Assoc. Prof. Dilyana Stefanova, PhD, 2011 – 2013.

Radionuclide methods in experimental design of an integrated monitoring of karst geosystems. A joint project with the Institute of Nuclear Research, Czech Academy of Sciences. Project leader – P. Stefanov, 2011 – 2013.

Influence of the Danube River on the urbanization and the sustainable development of the network of settlements in Hungary and Bulgaria. PI: Prof. Ch. Mladenov, PhD, 2010 – 2012.

Environmental status and transformation dynamics of the Lower Danube wetlands proposed for ecological reconstruction. A joint research project with the Institute of Geography, Romanian Academy of Sciences. PI: Assoc. Prof. Ts. Kotsev, 2009 – 2011.

Reconfiguring economics, communities, and regions in post-socialist Europe: Competitive pressure, new firm creation, and outward processing in the apparel industry. Case studies: Bulgaria and Slovakia. PI: J. Pickles, UNC and R. Begg, IUP. Funded by National Science Foundation, USA. National partner – Senior Assist. Prof. P. Roukova, 2001 – 2007.

Globalization and Urban Development in Bulgaria and Hungary. PI: Assoc. Prof. Ch. Mladenov, PhD, 2007 – 2009.

Изменение на околната среда и защита на природата по течението на р. Дунав в България и Румъния ЕБР: Съвместно с ГИ-РАН. – Ръководител: доц. д-р М. Николова, 2006 – 2008.

Environmental Assessment in Protected Areas based on Implementation of Remote Sensing and GIS, Institute of Geography, BAS; University of Joensuu, Finland. PI: Assoc. Prof. S. Nedkov, PhD, 2005 – 2007.

Competitiveness of the regions in Hungary and Bulgaria. PI: Assoc. Prof. Ch. Mladenov, PhD, 2005 – 2007.

others

The 7th National Competition for the Children’s World Map on the theme: “Living in a Globalized World”. National Coordinator: Assoc. Prof. R. Vatseva, PhD, 2010 – 2011.

Identifying the Research Basis for Sustainable Development of the Mountain Regions in Southeastern Europe. Foundation of Scientific Network for Research of the Mountain Regions in Southeastern Europe. Preparation of a Convention on the Protection and Sustainable Development of the Mountain Regions in Southeastern Europe: PI: Assoc. Prof. G. Zhelezov, PhD, 2008-2010.

The 6th National Competition for the Children’s World Map on the theme: “Living in a Globalized World”. National Coordinator: Assoc. Prof. R. Vatseva, PhD, 2008 – 2009.

2. National Projects

with the National Science Fund – Ministry of Education, Youth and Science

Observation of global changes in high mountains: a key study from Rila lakes area in Bulgaria and Julian Alps in Slovenia. PI: Assoc. Prof. M. Nikolova, 2011-2013.

Working out an experimental model for complex monitoring of protected karst territories aiming at their sustainable management and development – NSF (Bulgaria). Project leader: Assoc. Prof. M. Yordanova, PhD; Coordinator: P. Stefanov, 2009 – 2013.

Comparative study of lakes Cerknica and Srebarna from the point of view of ecosystem services. A joint project with the University of Ljubljana, Slovenia. PI: Assoc. Prof. P. Petrov, 2009 – 2011.

GIS application and spatial modeling for integrated assessment of the dynamics of natural hazards in the mountain catchment areas of the Central Stara Planina. PI: Assoc. Prof. M. Nikolova, PhD, 2009 – 2011.

Museum in the open. A joint project with the Institute of Ethnography with Museum – BAS. Ministry of Education and Science. PI: Assoc. Prof. M. Nikolova, 2009 – 2011.

Comparative investigations on sustainable development and land use in the rural regions of Bulgaria and Japan. Gifu University. PI for Bulgaria: Assoc. Prof. M. Ilieva, 2009 – 2011.

Center of Excellence “Dialogue Europe” (Institute for doctoral and post-doctoral studies). Principal Organization : Sofia University. PI for the Institute of Geography: Assoc. Prof. B. Koulov, PhD, 2009 – 2011.

Geo-spatial investigations of the natural hazard risks in areas of high concentration of essential archeological monuments. Institute of Geography, BAS – Sofia University. PI: Assoc. Prof. M. Nikolova, PhD, 2008 – 2011.

Establishment of wind-solar research monitoring site “Northeast Bulgaria”. PI: Assoc. Prof. Z. Mateeva, PhD, 2007 – 2010.

Climatic-recreational monitoring of the locality “Kostenets – Belmeken” (assigned by Plan-Eco Ltd. – Sofia). Project leader: Assoc. Prof. Z. Mateeva, PhD, 2011 – 2012.

The Black Sea and the Mediterranean: a new approach for ICZM.
PI: Assoc. Prof. S. Nedkov, PhD, 2008 – 2009.

Environmental security in the Black Sea Region. PI: Assoc. Prof. B. Koulov, PhD, 2009.

Investigation of the protected mountain areas of the “Natural park” category in Romania and Bulgaria, Aiming to harmonize their management with the European Standards. PI: Assoc. Prof. M. Nikolova, 2005 – 2008.

Natural and social-economical hazard in East Stara planina. PI: Assoc. Prof. M. Nikolova, 2003 – 2007.

with ministries, departments and companies in the country

National action plan on climate change – elaborated within the framework of the project “An Integral Approach aimed at a Decrease of Greenhouse Gas Emissions”. LEPED 2008/105851. A Norwegian Program for Collaboration, Growth and Sustainable Development of Bulgaria/ Ministry of Environment and Water. PI: Z. Mateeva, 2011 – 2012.

Climatic and recreational assessment of the Rila Mountain northern micro-slope. A project assigned by PLANECO Ltd-Sofia. PI: Assoc. Prof. Z. Mateeva, PhD, 2011.

A large-scale climatic expertise of the wind energy potential in Hitrino municipality. A project assigned by “Wind Eco Consult” Ltd. Project leader – Assoc. Prof. Z. Mateeva, PhD, 2010.

Приложение на модела KINEROS за определяне на застрашените от наводнения територии в басейна на р. Малки Искър, МКЗНБА. Ръководител: доц. д-р М. Николова, 2007 – 2008.

Assessment of wind energy resources on certain localities in Bulgaria. A project, assigned by VEP Ltd. 2007. Project leader – Assoc. Prof. Z. Mateeva, PhD, 2007.

Wind energy potential of the “Stana” Plateau. A project assigned by VEP Ltd. 2007. Project leader: Assoc. Prof. Z. Mateeva, PhD, 2007.

BAS budget

Development of a high-resolution electronic data base on Bulgaria’s climate. Project leader: Assoc. Prof. Z. Mateeva, PhD, 2011 – 2014.

Experimental climatic monitoring “NIGGG”. Project leader: Assoc. Prof. Z. Mateeva, PhD, 2011 – 2013.

Bioclimatic parametric characteristics of Bulgaria. Project leader: Assoc. Prof. Z. Mateeva, PhD, 2011 – 2013.

Spatial analysis and quality assessment of surface waters in Bulgaria based on hydrochemical and hydrobiological indicators. Project leader: Assoc. Prof. M. Varbanov, PhD, 2010 – 2013.

Assessment of wind-solar renewable energy resources. Project leader: Assoc. Prof. Z. Mateeva, PhD, 2010 – 2013.

Spatial Dimensions and Valuation of the Ecosystem Services in Bulgaria. Assoc. Prof. Stoyan Nedkov, PhD, 2010 – 2013.

GIS data base creation of natural and cultural heritage objects in the Danube Plain. PI: Senior Assist. Prof. Julia Kroumova, 2010 – 2013.

Population aging in Bulgaria – trends, perspectives, problems. PI: Prof. Ch. Mladenov, PhD, 2010 – 2012.

Transcription and transliteration of the names from the WORLD ATLAS, published by Reader’s Digest. PI: Prof. Ch. Mladenov, PhD, 2009 – 2010.

Experimental climatic monitoring “Plana”. Project leader: Assoc. Prof. Z. Mateeva, PhD, 2008 – 2010.

Bulgaria – Geographic Atlas. Project leader: Assoc. Prof. I. Kopralev, PhD, 2006 – 2010.

Natural and cultural heritage of Bulgaria – a basis for development of local, regional and national tourist products. A joint project with BARET. Project leader: Assoc. Prof. P. Petrov, PhD, 1999 – 2010.

Global climate change and extreme natural phenomena in Bulgaria. Project leader: Assoc. Prof. M. Nikolova, PhD, 2000 – 2010.

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