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:
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
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 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.