Institute of Marine Biology

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Thematic domains:

  • Research and Innovation

    Institute of Marine Biology is organisational structure of the University of Montenegro and the only scientific research institution in the country that deals with protection and study of the Adriatic sea. The structure includes a total of five laboratories: Laboratory for Marine Chemistry and Oceanography, Laboratory for Ichthiology and Marine Fisheries, Laboratory for Plancton and Quality of Marine Waters, Laboratory for Benthos and Marine Protection, Laboratory for Development Research and Mariculture. one of the basic goals of the establishment of the Institute is the protection and study of the Adriatic Sea, with special emphasis on the southern Adriatic.

  • Education

    The core competencies of IMB are focused on research in the fields of mariculture, marine conservation, ichthyology and marine fisheries, chemistry, general biology, neurophysiology and ecophysiology, biochemistry and molecular biology.

  • Green Deal

    The Institute of Marine Biology is part of the first Center of Excellence in Montenegro, a project financed by the Ministry of Science of Montenegro through the World Bank's program for Higher Education and Research for Innovation and Competitiveness - HERIC. Through this grant, valuable scientific-research equipment was acquired, which will long-term support all future multidisciplinary research sectors at the Institute. The development of tourism, maritime traffic, fishing and all other sectors that are directly or indirectly related to our sea have more or less negative consequences for the marine ecosystem of the Adriatic Sea. Under the pressure of climate change, uncontrolled discharge of ballast water, dumping of waste into the sea, the presence of a large number of invasive species of fish, crabs, shells and other organisms was detected. Because of all this, the protection and sustainable use of the marine ecosystem is becoming more and more complex and requires more and more material and human resources.

  • Underrepresented Groups and Gender Equality

    Institute of Marine Biology is part of University of Montenegro which is actively works on gender equality.

Address / Location

Dobrota b.b. Pfah, 85330 Kotor, Montenegro

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