BWI Media Archive

Seismic survey in Montenegro has ended – at what cost?

The first 3D seismic survey of the sea bed in Montenegro has ended. The ship “Polar Empress” carrying out the survey started from the harbour of Bar on the 16th November around 3pm and the survey lasted 33 …

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marGnet – new EU project of the Blue World Institute

On the European Commission’s call on „Sustainable Blue Economy“, Blue World Institute with partners submitted project „marGnet: Mapping and recycling of marine litter and Ghost nets on the sea-floor“. Project has successfully passed the evaluation phase so Grant …

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Another oil and gas seismic surveying in the Adriatic

After accepting the Environmental Impact Assessment, the Agency for nature and environment protection of Montenegro issued in July 2018 a permit for seismic surveying in the Adriatic Sea to Italian-Russian consortium created by ENI and Novatek. The seismic surveying …

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Completion of the ACT4LITTER project

ACT4LITTER project co-financed by European Regional Development Fund through Interreg Med program, successfully ended this October. The aim of the project was to facilitate efforts for tackling marine litter in Mediterranean MPAs through the development of effective and …

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MEDITERRANEAN CETACEANS IN OUR SCHOOLS

During this autumn in cooperation with the ACCOBAMS Secretariat Blue World Institute’s  education team has implemented the project „Mediterranean Cetaceans in our Schools“ as a part of ASI Small Communication Action. The “ACCOBAMS Survey Initiative”(ASI) is a project …

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6th Mediterranean Conference on Marine Turtles

The 6th Mediterranean Conference on Marine Turtles, organised by the Department of Biodiversity of the Univerza na Primorskem / University of Primorska, in collaboration with the Blue World Institute of Marine Research and Conservation was held in Poreč, Croatia, between …

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New research – Acoustic monitoring of South Adriatic

South Adriatic Sea is an interesting yet relatively unknown area when it comes to cetaceans and their use of the area. Fin whales, Cuvier’s beaked whales, Risso’s dolphins, bottlenose dolphins, striped dolphins and sperm whales have all been …

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Cooperation with Break Time Croatia to “Save marine life”

Croatian company “Break time” and Blue World Institute recently established a cooperation through campaign “Save marine life”. During the campaign customers who are buying Break Time #nauticalbraceletwill be offered to engrave several motives of large marine vertebrates – #dolphin, …

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Mediterranean Coast Day

From 22nd to 25th of September the Blue World Institute representatives were participating at the Mediterranean Coast Day celebration in Split organized by PAP/RAC with the support from Croatian Ministry of the Environment and UNEP Mediterranean Action Plan. …

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World Cleanup Day

The Blue World Institute members and volunteers celebrated the World Cleanup Day on Saturday, September 15, 2018. BWI regularly participates in clean-up actions, and this year as a partner of the European Act4litter project we decided to start …

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Reappearance of common dolphins in the Adriatic

A few decades after the common dolphins disappeared from the Adriatic Sea, larger groups are reappearing over the recent years. Researchers at the Blue World Institute recorded the largest ever-observed group of over 50 common dolphins near the …

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eTurtle – a citizen science app for reporting observations of sea turtles

eTurtle is a citizen science application aimed at collecting information on observations of sea turtles in the wild. Currently it is available for Android OS and can be downloaded from PlayStore. Sea turtles are globally endangered species and …

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26th Dolphin Day in Veli Lošinj

We are happy to announce that on Sunday, 1st of July 2018 we are celebrating our 26th Dolphin Day with sponsorship from the Tourist Board of Mali Lošinj. Dolphin Day is the Blue World Institute’s main public event …

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International School of Marine Conservation Science

The International School of Marine Conservation Science focuses on the multiple aspects of evidence based conservation in marine ecosystems, including the physical, biological, and human dimension components. The aim of the lectures and workshops is to identify the …

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Female bottlenose dolphin mourning her dead calf

On the 25th June 2018, Blue World Institute received a report on a dead dolphin seen close by the Osor village. After our inspection in the field we discovered it was another case of a female dolphin mourning …

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IMBER workshop in Veli Lošinj 17th June – 20 June

Yesterday was the first day of the IMBER Science-Policy-Society workshop. This workshop is cohosted by the BWI, the Network of Early Career Scientists of the Integrated Marine Biosphere Research (IMBeR) project, the EU project EKLIPSE and the MarCons …

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