Under the projects ShExtreme and Stvar-Adri, led by renowned Croatian scientist Assoc. prof. Jadranka Šepić, PhD, winner of the HAZU award for scientific and artistic achievements in the area of natural sciences in 2020, the Hydrographic Institute of the Republic of Croatia actively participated in collecting the information on interesting natural events covered by these projects as well as in educational activities.
As part of the event called “Oceanographers on Islands”, a team of young oceanographers, island enthusiasts, this summer held workshops for school-age children, while for an older audience they organised scientific coffee bars on the meteotsunami and climate change, as well as party games featuring the subject of the sea. The events in Vela Luka (9 and 10 July), Ugljan (6 and 7 August), and Vrboska (20 and 21 August) were well attended and received with enthusiasm, with participation of about a hundred children and some more adults.
The five-member team led by Assoc. prof. Jadranka Šepić, PhD (Faculty of Science Split) consisted of Young Ambassador of the European Marine Board Natalija Dunić, PhD (Institute of Oceanography and Fisheries, Split), Maja Karlović and Marko Mlinar (Hydrographic Institute of the Republic of Croatia, Split), and Krešimir Ruić (Faculty of Science Split).
We warmly thank OŠ Vela Luka, TZ Vela Luka, TZ Ugljan and TZ Vrboska, as well as Caffe Bar Bobovišća, Beach Bar Bičikleta and Caffe Bar Dalmatino for their help with organisation and hospitality.
Considering the public interest expressed in the project topics, we look forward to our cooperation in future events on other islands, to keep educating future young oceanographers.
For more information visit Facebook page “Oceanographers on Islands”.
Project ShExtreme (Estimating contribution of sub-hourly sea level oscillations to overall sea level extremes in changing climate) is funded by the European Research Council (853045).
Project Stvar-Adri (Strength and variability of the Adriatic sea level extremes in present and future climates), funded by the Croatian Science Foundation (IP-2019-04-5875), also involves Oceanography Department of the Hydrographic Institute.