Split, Institute of Oceanography and Fisheries  




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Department of Marine Studies
Livanjska 5/III, 21000 Split   CROATIA
Tel : + 385 21 558 214
Fax : + 385 21 558 257
Email : tihana@unist.hr
Web Site : http://more.unist.hr
Director : Prof.dr.sc. Svjetlana Krstulović Šifner

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

Main sectors of research
marine fisheries, marine biology & ecology, environmental protection

Current major projects
* impact of fishing and aquaculture on ecosystem of the Adriatic
* regulation and allowable level of exploitation of sport fishing in the Adriatic
* synergic effects of sport fishing on total economy with special overview on touristic revenue
* evaluation of tuna catches in sport and recreational fisheries with special overview on temporal and spatial scale and length and age structure of tuna in the adriatic out of purse seine season

Number of local permanent staff
scientists : 11 others : 5

Indoor surface area (m2) available for
research : 245 teaching : 618
others : 449

Conference room
no yes (number of seats: 40)

Research vessel(s)
less than 12 m in length; number of vessels :
  more than 12 m in length; number of vessels :
Brief description of vessels and on board scientific equipment :

Other major research facilities and equipment
laboratories, complete diving equipment, underwater photo and video cameras, compound microscopes and stereo microscopes with digital cameras, Versatile Kjeldahl Distillation Unit.

Ecosystem types available nearby
coastal, pelagic, rocky shore, sea grass medows (Posidonia), sandy, mud, coralline reefs, estuary

Areas of taxonomic expertise
fish, cephalopods

Specimen collections
yes no
  Brief description :
    depending on species and subsequent planed analysis specimens are kept in a deep freezer and ethanol solvent

Hosting facilities for visiting scientists
yes no
University guest house

Training courses
yes no
undergraduate and graduate courses of "Marine Fisheries" and "Marine Biology and Ecology", postgraduate (doctoral) course "Applied Marine Sciences"

Capacity and brief description of library
University library with more than 400.000 books and annual increase of 5.000 to 7.000 books.

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


CIESM Guide of Marine Research Institutes