Split, Institute of Oceanography and Fisheries


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University of Dubrovnik
D. Jude 12
20000 Dubrovnik   CROATIA
Tel : + 385 20 323 978
Fax : + 385 20 323 872
Email : valter.kozul@unidu.hr
Web Site : www.imp-du.com
Director : Dr Valter Kožul

Type of activities
research only academic, education
policy/planning envir. monitoring

Main sectors of research
marine ecology, plankton ecology, aquaculture, environmental protection

Current major projects
* ecology of the pelagic communities of the southern Adriatic ;
* shellfish ecology in the Bay of Ston ;
* introduction of a new native species into aquaculture ;
* monitoring of the southern Adriatic coastal ecosystem

Number of local permanent staff
scientists : 17 others : 15

Indoor surface area (m2) available for
research : 450 teaching :
others :

Conference room
no yes (number of seats : 380 )

Research vessel(s)
less than 12 m in length; number of vessels :
more than 12 m in length; number of vessels : 1
Brief description of vessels and on board scientific equipment :
from may 1999, new research vessel will be available, length : 31 m ; wet laboratory, dry laboratory, trawl winch, oceanographic winch, deep freezers, thermostates, CTD rosette, ADCP current profilers, A-frame, J-frame, Furuno sonar

Other major research facilities and equipment
experimental aquarium, 34 tanks

Ecosystem types available nearby
nearshore Mediterranean ecosystem, offshore southern Adriatic ecosystem, coastal bays ecosystem, seawater lakes in the National park of Mljet, rivers Neretva and Ombla estuarine ecosystems

Areas of taxonomic expertise
zooplankton, microzooplankton, phytoplankton, coastal fishes, shellfish

Specimen collections
yes no
  Brief description :

Hosting facilities for visiting scientists
yes no

Training courses
yes no

Capacity and brief description of library
basic oceanographic and marine biology-ecology journals ; 3500 books

Type of research institution
governmental, national governmental, local
international academic
private other:


CIESM Guide of Marine Research Institutes