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.
Due to unforeseen events and consequent urgent operational work on the buoy, data from the Vida oceanographic buoy are unreliable.
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.
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.
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.
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«
Invitation to the day of open doors of the Marine biology station Piran, National institute of biology, 25. 9. 2020
You are invited to the day of open doors of the Marine biology station Piran, National institute of biology.
In case of a small number of applications, the organizer reserves the right to change the program.
The Matlab scripts for the initial dilution were translated to work also in Octave, the free software available at https://www.gnu.org/software/octave/, which you may easily install on your computer.
Octave scripts for the initial dilution of polluted water are available here, which need to be put in the folder that is noted by Octave. In the Octave command window one needs only to run the script by typing "run splinmat".
The scripts were edited by Boris Petelin.
Prof. dr. Vlado Malačič from Marine Biological Station Piran of the National Institute of Biology has been involved in research of the dilution of fecal contaminated meteoric water from municipal discharges into the sea for more than 20 years. In this regard, several reports have been written, as well as articles in reputable international journals. Prof. dr. Malačič also developed a computer program that calculates such dilution.
You can get the source code of the program in Matlab, the data required for it, and the reports and articles related to dilution at the following link.