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Center for marine research, Rudjer Boskovic Institute
Native name
Centar za Istraživanje Mora - Institut Ruđer Bošković
G. Paliaga 5
+385 52 804 700
+385 52 804 780
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The institute in Rovinj was founded in 1891 as the field station of the Berlin Aquarium. It soon gained in scientific importance. From 1911, it was governed by various scientific bodies, such as the Kaiser-Wilhelm-Gesellschaft zur Forderung der Wissenschaften, the Reale Comitato Talassografico Italiano, and the Jugoslavenska Akademija znanosti i umjetnosti. At present, it is a department of the Ruder Boskovic Institute, called the Center for Marine Research Rovinj.

In the past hundred years, the Rovinj station experienced several ascents and declines in its development: both in the First and Second World Wars the station's scientific equipment, research vessels, library and reference collections were dispersed, and from 1945-1948 the station was closed. But in happier periods, rich support by the state and international bodies favoured the increase in research facilities and promoted interest among visiting scientists.The station has always been involved in studies of the Adriatic Sea, especially in its northern part. It contributed much to general knowledge of oceanography, of the physics and chemistry of the sea, but its paramount contnbution is to various disciplines of marine biological sciences. Applied research, however, was most oriented to fisheries biology, especially shellfish culture, to resource studies, and, recently, to toxicology, bacteriology, eutrophication and pollution monitonng.

The international approach in science and applied research was always favoured. At present, the Center is well equipped for complex coastal and offshore field and laboratory research, and maintains facilities for graduate and postgraduate teaching. Scientific dissemination is also promoted by the public aquarium and professional meetings.

results in other services

  • Data Discovery & Access service - Data Originators (CDI)
  • Cruise summary report (CSR)
  • Marine environmental research project (EDMERP)
  • Marine environmental databases (EDMED)

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Collating centre
Institute of Oceanography and Fisheries (IOF)
Latest update
9 March 2017 8:33:34 AM