These research activities are carried out under the umbrella of the scientific school “The issues of marine geology and palaeontology" and state-budgeted topic of the Ministry of Education and Culture of Ukraine No. 612 "Study of deep fluid flows unloading on the Black Sea bottom for shipping assessment,” led by Prof. Valentina YANKO, a Doctor of Geological and Mineralogical Sciences.
The Geology and Geography Department participates in the “Developing Optimal and Open Research Support for the Black Sea” project
During 1- 21 September 2023, Tetiana KONDRATIUK, a PhD in the geology of oceans and seas, and Valentyna YANKO, a PhD candidate at the Geology and Geography Department of Odesa National Mechnikov University, perform their research work on board the Romanian research vessel "Mare Nigrum" in the Romanian and Bulgarian waters.
The works are carried out within Odesa National Mechnikov University’s associated participation in the international project "DOORS" - "Developing Optimal and Open Research Support for the Black Sea.” This EU research project incorporates science, politics, and industry to recover the Black Sea.