Pollution in marine sediments: how to improve data quality
NIB, together with the Italian and European institutions, including OGS, ISPRA and HCMR, participated in a study on the Eastern Mediterranean that proposes a method to improve the quality control of data on pollutants
We invite you to the Day of open doors of the Marine Biology Station Piran!
We invite you to celebrate World Ocean Day by attending our Day of open doors at the Marine Biology Station Piran of the National Institute of Biology, which will be live again this year on Friday, June 10, 2022.
You can participate in guided tours, interactive workshops for children and young people, as well as interesting lectures and presentations.
Learn more in the invitation.
The Vida oceanographic buoy is currently undergoing final maintenance work
The Vida oceanographic buoy is currently undergoing final maintenance work before being connected back to its location.
We aim to make it operational in the shortest possible time.
Buoy Vida broke away from its anchorage
Due to the strong winds that have reached and exceeded 40 knots at sea in the past few days (Thursday through Sunday), the oceanographic buoy Vida has become detached from its anchorage.
When we were sure the buoy was out of position on Monday morning, 11/10/2021, we quickly organized a search and rescue operation. We found the buoy Vida on Monday afternoon with the help of a flyover in the middle of the Adriatic Sea between Savudrija and Lignano (IT), about 16 miles from Piran. On Tuesday, Oct. 12, when weather conditions were favorable, we searched for the buoy with our vessel and slowly towed it into Portorož Marina. The crossing took a total of 14 hours.
The damage caused and the time when the buoy was detached are still being determined. We are working to ensure that the Vida buoy, which has been continuously providing meteorological and oceanographic data for many years, is operational again at its location as soon as possible.
Problems with data from the oceanographic buoy Vida
Due to unforeseen events and consequent urgent operational work on the buoy, data from the Vida oceanographic buoy are unreliable.
The underwater camera at Cape Madonna is working again!
Dear visitors of the website "Underwater camera at Cape Madonna",
we are pleased to inform you that the underwater camera at Cape Madonna is working again and also offers a better picture.
Ocean4Biotech Marine Biotechnology Hackathon
Next month (10-11.7.21) we are organizing a 48-hours hackaton with the aim to co-create knowledge and expand our collaborative networks in marine biotechnology. Everyone is invited, regardless of their seniority level or field of expertise. The ocean is vast, so the expertise needed to sustainably valorize it should cover everything, from biology to legal aspects. We are also kindly inviting you to spread the word among your colleagues, peers and students. There will be prizes and opportunities to write future joint publications and prepare for the future Horizon EU (and other) calls. Pass this invitation to any colleagues that might be interested in participating! Registration links are provided at the end of this message.
Advancing knowledge on marine connectivity is key to support transition to a sustainable blue economy
Oceans and seas cover more than 70% of the Earth and deliver multiple ecosystem services, including some that shape human societies (e.g., food provision, climate regulation). Marine assets represent the 7th largest economy in the world. Sustainable management of the oceans and seas is, therefore, essential. Yet, their protection lags far behind that of terrestrial habitats.
"International Conference on Marine Data and Information Systems" IMDIS 2021
From April 12-14, 2021, the online conference "International Conference on Marine Data and Information Systems" IMDIS 2021 will be held, with the participation of Marine Biological Station Piran of National Institute of Biology. NIB -MBS is a partner in the SeaDataCloud project, which is one of the organizers of the conference.
HarmoNIA Project latest news
We invite you to read the latest news from HarmoNIA (Harmonization and Networking for contaminant assessment in the Ionian and Adriatic Seas) Project, which has officially ended on 30 June 2020.
»From good data to good decisions: knowledge sharing for harmonized policies on contamination issues in the ADRION seas. From monitoring to risk assessment«