Presentation of CROpwall to the community of Mljet Island

As part of the International Day for Biological Diversity, we have hosted the lecture "Operation Wallace - a Worldly Exploration Educational Expedition on Mljet, Results and Future Research" in the Stara skula in town of Goveđari in Mljet National Park to inform the locals, tourists and National Park employees about our work and work of our partners, on this great expedition that we continue this year on Mljet. First participants of this year camp we are expecting in less than a month!!

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Science Festival – DISCOVERIES 2018.

As part of the Science Festival, our president held a lecture and a demonstration titled "Discover the Scientist in you" for the students of the Health Gymnasium in Zadar. The lecture was organized in cooperation with the University of Zadar and the Career Information and Counseling Center - CISOK.

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MedPAN regional workshop on Marine Litter

In Slovenia, town of Izola, during a period of several days (28.11 - 1.12.), a regional workshop on the exchange of experience and knowledge on marine litter was organized. It was organized as part of traditional annual workshops organized by MedPAN (Network of Managers of Protected Maritime Areas in the Mediterranean) and Interreg Project Act4Litter. The workshop was held under the title "MPAs facing pollution in the Mediterranean: thinking beyond borders", and the task was to present the most recent research and effort don on the problem of litter in the marine environment with a special emphasis on marine protected areas. Several problems and / or research in Croatia were also presented (marine litter and Neptune sea grass on Saharun beach on Dugi otok, and litter from leisure boats in NP Kornati).

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Clean Up the World Zadar 2017.

As a part of the Clean Up the World Day that is happening around the world on the 15th of September, we held the underwater clean-up action on Puntamika beach in Zadar. Accompanied with good weather and a few hard working divers and citizens, we removed a noticeable amount of litter from the marine environment. We also collected larger parts of litter on the beach. The litter on the beach we did not manage to collect than was collected a few weeks later in a beach clean up action on which students from Marine Group of Biology Student Association - BIUS joined us. We also did a monitoring of that litter, separating waste by type and size and filling in the sheet forms.

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Insula Tilagus – BIUS yearly research project of 2017.

In May and September we joined the members of the BIUS Marine Group on their big yearly research field trip on Dugi otok as part of the educational research project Insula Tilagus 2017. In May, we have devoted ourselves to researching the shallow infralitoral using CARLIT method to examine the coverage and composition of the algae community. We also carried out a beach clean-up and litter monitoring on the Saharun beach on Dugi otok. The purpose of this monitoring is to create useful database on the type and amount of litter found on the Croatian beaches! In September the members of BIUS join us in our research of microplastics. We did research dives in which we would colect sediment samples and collection of sea cucumbers in Telasica Nature Park. The digestive system of sea cucumbers was fixated and later examined for microplastic particals because they fed on the organic matter...

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