Marine Biotechnology in Bulgaria

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Overarching science strategies, plans and policies

There are no specific Marine Biotechnology strategies, plans or policies in Bulgaria. Bulgarian Science & Technology Policy for the period 2009–2019 is described in the National Strategy for Scientific Research.

  • National Strategy for Scientific Research Ministry of Education, Youth and Science[1]

Research funding schemes and programmes

National Research Funding Programmes which have a significant marine research element include:

  • Development of Scientific Potential managed by the National Science Fund [2]

Research priorities for marine biotechnology research


Strategic documents


Infrastructures and coordination and support capacities / initiatives

  • In 2012, Bulgaria operates 1 local/coastal vessel of 34 m (Professor A. Valkanov) and 1 oceanic vessel of 55,5 (Akademic) registered at the European Research Vessels Infobase [3].
  • In 2012, Bulgaria maintains about 4 large marine research equipments registered in the European large Exchangeable instruments database [3].

Major initiatives




This draft country profile is based on available online information sources and contributions from various country experts and stakeholders. It does not aim nor claim to be complete or final, but should be considered as a dynamic and living information resource that will be elaborated, updated and improved as more information becomes available, including further inputs from experts and stakeholders.