In 1972, Professor Emil Vespremeanu established the Coastal Environment Quality Testing Laboratory at the Faculty of Geography, which in 1977 became the Coastal Research Laboratory and finally, in 1995, was named the Center for Coastal Research and Environmental Protection.
With Decision no. 21 of 10.01.1995, the Rector of the University of Bucharest, Prof. Emil Constantinescu, PhD, in accordance with the provisions of Government decision no. 57/1992, pursuant to art. 161 of Law no. 28/1978, decided “the establishment of the Center for Coastal Research and Environmental Protection at the Faculty of Geography on 01.10.1995”.