Split, University of Split, Dept of Marine Studies

Institute for Marine and Coastal Research, University of Dubrovnik





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Setaliste Ivana Mestrovica, 63
21000 Split   CROATIA
Tel : + 385 21 358 688
Fax : + 385 21 358 650
Email : office@izor.hr
Web Site : www.izor.hr
Director : Dr. Nedo Vrgoč

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

Main sectors of research
physical oceanography, chemical oceanography, plankton, benthos, microbiology, fisheries, mariculture

Current major projects
* structural and trophic relations in the Adriatic Sea pelagic ecosystem ;
* biological valorisation of the renewable resources of the Croatian coastal Adriatic ;
* sustainable exploitation researches of the Adriatic resources

Number of local permanent staff
scientists : 70 others : 36

Indoor surface area (m2) available for
research : 2500 teaching : 600
others :

Conference room
no yes (number of seats : 70 )

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 :
trawl, echosounder

Other major research facilities and equipment
AAS, GS, different kinds of microscopes, spectrophotometers, Beta liquid scintillation analyser, etc.

Ecosystem types available nearby
coastal and offshore

Areas of taxonomic expertise
zoobenthos, phytobenthos, zooplankton, phytoplankton

Specimen collections
yes no
  Brief description :

Hosting facilities for visiting scientists
yes no

Training courses
yes no
chemical, biological, fishery oceanography, aquaculture ; a large number (currently 27) of postgraduate students acquire a doctoral degree in science at the Institute

Capacity and brief description of library
5000 titles, 430 periodicals (total holding), 290 periodicals (currently received), 11 000 other reprints ; library represents national library for oceanography of Croatia ; publishing activity: scientific journal 'Acta Adriatica' published since 1932 (www.izor.hr/acta/eng)

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


CIESM Guide of Marine Research Institutes