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Division for Marine and Environmental Research

As the largest division of marine and environmental research in Croatia, our mission is to continue our leadership in the fundamental and applied study of environmental systems, processes and states. The goal is to contribute to optimum environmental management for the benefit of our country and the world. 



The Division of Marine and Environmental Research, with 104 scientists and technicians organized in 12 laboratories and one marine station (Martinska, near the city of Šibenik), is the largest interdisciplinary RBI division.

Group Division photo, 2001

Group Division photo, 2001

The laboratories carry out research in oceanography, aquatic chemistry, radioecology, geochemistry, biogeochemistry, bioelectrochemistry, environmental electrochemistry, ecotoxicology, aquaculture and fish pathology, ecological modeling and environmental informatics. The scale of research problems spans from nanoscience to satellite oceanography.

Since 1989, the DMER has acted as the National Reference Laboratory for the State Office Directorate for Water of the Ministry of Regional Development, Forestry and Water Management, and participated in the implementation of the network of Croatian accredited laboratories that analyze waste waters and natural waters.

Since 1989, the DMER has acted as the National Reference Laboratory

In 2008, the Laboratory for Radioecology was accredited according to the norm HRN EN ISO/IEC 17025:2007, the Croatian Accreditation Agency and the Decision of the State Office for Metrology, and became the National Laboratory for Radioactivity Measurements.

Projects (80)


Principal investigator: Tvrtko Smital

Algal cell biophysical properties as markers for environmental stress in aquatic systems

Principal investigator: Nadica Ivošević DeNardis

Anchialine cave Čapljina

Principal investigator: Neven Cukrov

Anchialine cave Vodena Jama

Principal investigator: Neven Cukrov

AqADAPT - Adapting Marine Finfish Aquaculture to a Changing Climate

Principal investigator: Tin Klanjšček

Diurnal dynamics on the sea-atmosphere interface (INSIST)

Principal investigator: Sanja Frka Milosavljević

Finfish mariculture dynamic energy budget model (FiMDEB)

Principal investigator: Tin Klanjšček

Physiological adaptations of fish to a changing climate

Principal investigator: Nina Marn

Geochemistry of ecotoxic metals in National Park " Krka " aquatoria

Principal investigator: Neven Cukrov

Hydrogeological investigations of the upper flow of Kupa River and its tributaries

Principal investigator: Stanislav Frančišković-Bilinski

HRZZ: Phytoplankton life strategies in the northern Adriatic

Principal investigator: Martin Andreas Pfannkuchen

Information systems for environmental quality and risk assessment

Principal investigator: Jadranka Pečar Ilić


Principal investigator: Marina Mlakar

Calibrations of paleoenvironmental records in (sub)recent tufa

Principal investigator: Neven Cukrov

From algal cell surface properties to stress markers for aquatic ecosystems

Principal investigator: Nadica Ivošević DeNardis

Monitoring the fish farm RibarstvoF, Cres island

Principal investigator: Neven Cukrov

Assessment of Carrying Capacity for Tourists in Nature Protected Areas (ACCTA)

Principal investigator: Jadranka Pečar Ilić

Ribarsko-znanstvena suradnja u Općini Gradac

Principal investigator: Vlatka Filipović Marijić

Environmental impact assessment of Mandalina - Kuline Harbour

Principal investigator: Neven Cukrov

The Sulphur and Carbon Dynamics in the Sea- and Fresh-water Environment“(SPHERE)

Principal investigator: Irena Ciglenečki-Jušić

Staff (117)

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