Geography and Nature

Adriatic Sea stretches from the northwest to the southeast between the Balkan and Apenine peninsulas for 783 km, its average width being 170 km.

Its average depth is 252 m:

  • its northwestern part is shallow (maximum 23 m in the Bay of Trieste),
  • it is much deaper in the south (1200 m in the South Adriatic basin).

The prevailing winds are:

  • the cold bura,
  • the humid jugo,
  • and the refreshing maestrale.

Institute of Oceanography and Fisheries, Split
The Institute of Oceanography and Fisheries is a scientific institution established for the investigation of the sea. The scientific activity conducted encompasses virtually all aspects concerned with sea exploration: physical, chemical, geological, biological and fisheries.
Hydrographic Institute
Hydrographic Institute of the Republic of Croatia carries out scientific-research, development and professional works concerning the safety of navigation in the Adriatic, hydrographic-geodetic survey of the Adriatic, marine geodesy, design and production of charts and nautical publications, oceanographic research, submarine geology research and finally publishing and printing activities.