Wednesday, January 4, 2017

The IAPG section of Romania

Welcome to the IAPG section of Romania! 

The section will work under the responsibility of Antoneta Seghedi, senior Researcher at the National Institute of Marine Geology and Geoecology (GeoEcoMar) in Bucharest and president of the Geological Society in Romania; and Dorina Camelia Ilies, Professor at University of Oradea, Department of Geography, Tourism and Territorial Planning.

Currently IAPG-Romania can count on 14 members.  

Antoneta Seghedi
Antoneta Seghedi is former manager of the National Museum of Geology of the Geological Institute of Romania, where she worked in educational and public programs for the Museum. She is also custodian of a Natura 2000 protected site in Romania and founder of the NGO "Association GeoD for promoting geodiversity". She started her scientific career in 1972, at the Geological Institute of Romania, working in the Department of Geological Maps. She was involved in mapping for more than 30 years, contributing to, or coordinating 9 published and 11 still unpublished geological maps in the areas of Dobrogea and the South Carpathians. She started with metamorphic petrology and structural geology, but working in low-grade and very low-grade metamorphic terranes, she also became interested in sedimentary petrology and sedimentology. She also studied borehole cores, especially those that penetrated the pre-Mesozoic basement both in North Dobrogea Orogen, and in the East Moesian Platform. She coordinated or contributed to geological report and studies and atlases of metamorphic structures. In the late nineties she was involved in several IGCP projects, as well as in the project TESZ of the EUROPROBE program. This fueled her curiosity in paleogeographic terrane affinities and reconstructions. In 2006 she became involved in projects on geohazards and geoheritage protection. For two and half years she was the manager of the National Museum of Geology. She realized that the museum, established in the eighties, was very appreciated by specialists but not really appealing to the public, the main target of the museum. Since a change of the permanent exhibitions was not possible, together with her team of young and very dedicated people, she started to elaborate educational and public programs and projects, in order to explain the museum exhibitions and make it easy to understand by school children and families. She also managed to accomplish several temporary exhibitions, deliver lectures and organize summer schools. In the summer of 2009 she started to work in the National Institute of Marine Geology and Geoecology – GeoEcoMar, on issues related to protected areas, but also did regional geological studies for CCS. Recently, she has started to coordinate a new educational project. She is project manager of the Transylvanian Dinosaur Museum, a project involving several NGOs and institutions, including GeoEcoMar, to valorise the most important paleontological heritage of Romania, the dwarf dinosaurs from Haţeg country. A project that blends science and art, the Transylvania Dinosaur Museum means reconstructing all terrestrial ecosystems found in the Late Cretaceous on Haţeg island, as well as developing educational and public programs and projects.

Dorina Camelia Ilies
Dorina Camelia Ilies has 23 years of experience in the didactic and research activity. Actual field of interest is the investigation and mapping of natural and cultural heritage and its valorization for touristic purpose (master courses and Ph.D. school in Geography); concerning the research activity:  she has published more than 80 scientific papers in national and international scientific journals; she has been collaborator in international research teams for geotourism and environmental tourism maps elaboration related to two natural protected areas in Italy. She has been coordinator of national and international projects concerning rural thematic tourism; and collaborator for the Crisana Maramures. She worked for the Geographical Atlas of Tourism Heritage (Coord. Ilies A., 2014), which received the Romanian Academy Award in 2016.

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