Welcome to site of the Institute for Marine and Coastal Research
Organized research work in the fields of oceanography and fishery started in Dubrovnik after World War II with the founding of the Fishery Centre in 1946 and with the establishment of the Biological Institute of the Yugoslav Academy of Sciences and Art (JAZU) in 1949. They formed the base for the present scientific research work of the Institute for Marine and Coastal Research of the University of Dubrovnik.
The Institute for Marine and Coastal Research is located in St. John's Fortress in the historical centre of Dubrovnik. The activities of the Institute are basic and concern the research of natural features in the Adriatic Sea and its coastline, particularly research into the structure and processes of ecosystems.
The Institute also develops other activities, such as: monitoring living marine and land resources, monitoring sea quality, experimental rearing of plant and animal species with the aim of acquiring fundamental knowledge and studying the various stages of natural processes, maintenance and popularization of aquarium, maintenance and popularization of the Botanical Garden on the Lokrum island, formation of scientific and expert collections, as well as the organization of courses and lectures.
Throughout February and March 2016,
the Aquarium is open daily from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Azerbajdan, drava u jugozapadnoj Aziji, ne graniθi s: