ICEM Tulcea is a public institution acting in the scientific and cultural area under the authority of the Tulcea County Council. Its purpose is to develop fundamental and applied research of the natural and cultural heritage, especially of Northern Dobrudja, in order to protect and enhance the value of its scientific, educational, cultural and tourism values.

Main streams for research – development and cultural-educational development are:

• archaeology, ancient and medieval history, modern and contemporary history,

• fine arts,

• ethnography and folk art

• biology (botany, entomology, malacology, ichthyology, ornithology, mammalogy), ecology, pedology,

• technologies for conservation and restoration of heritage.

Given the exceptional natural and cultural heritage of Northern Dobrudja horst and the Danube Delta, ICEM Tulcea has developed numerous collaborations with specialists in Romania, Ukraine, Moldova, Bulgaria, Hungary, England, Germany, Italy, France, Portugal, in all fields of research, in the form of scientific and cultural events, publications and research and promotion projects.