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Remote sensing in a function of sustainable development of maritime sector

Academic team leader: full prof. Anita Gudelj, PhD

Project manager: Aleksandra Banić, dipl.oec., univ. spec. oec.

Project Duration: 8/1/2024 - 7/7/2025

Project description: The main goal of this new project is the establishment of a modern university subject that will be focused on the application of remote sensing in maritime affairs, which the Faculty will soon offer to its student's. This course is a step forward by the Faculty towards creating students competencies in advanced technologies, creating solid and long-term relationships between advanced Croatian companies and universities, and encouraging students to pursue a career in the maritime (space) industry. The implementation of the project will create a curriculum and teaching materials for conducting the elective course (respecting SMAD and ECSS standards), conduct professional evaluations of them, strengthen the capacity of course holders in the field of distance research and establish a quality model of cooperation between the Croatian academic community and industry with the aim of harmonizing knowledge and competence of future students in the labour market, based on the advantages brought by new (space) technologies.

Partners: LIST LABS

This project is implemented and financed by theEuropean Space Agency.

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MareLaw - Upgrading and harmonization of Maritime law STCW based curriculum for Maritime students

Leader of the project: assoc. prof. Nikola Mandić, PhD

Project Duration: 1/12/2022 - 30/11/2024

Key Action Type: Cooperation partnerships in higher education¸

The implementation of the MareLaw project is coordinated by the Faculty of Maritime Sciences in Split under the Erasmus+ user charter of the University of Split.

Main goals in this project are promoting cooperation of higher education, encouraging innovative learning practices and teaching, the environment and the fight against climate change.

Through the implementation of the project, the partners will prepare guidelines for creating the curriculum of maritime law subjects for higher maritime education, in accordance with the STCW convention, prepare digital teaching materials together with practice questions and forms for self-evaluation that will be used when learning maritime law, and especially develop the professional and digital competences of teachers by attending certified courses.

It will try to increase the quality and capacity of maritime higher education institutions and ensure equal level of qualification of seafarers.

Partner institutions at the project:

  • Technical University of Catalonia

  • Riga Technical University

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Measurement and validation of environmental NOIse in the POrt of Split (NOIPOS)

Project duration: 26/04/2021. – 26/04/2023.

Project manager: Assist. prof. Luka Vukić, PhD

Project description:The purpose of the project is by using conventional methods and equipment to identify, measure and validate environmental noise in the port of Split (port basins), in order to determine the level of acoustic pollution and noise intensity under the influence of port operations and noise caused by different types of ships entering the port (eg ferries). Noise, as one of the basic categories of pollutants, significantly affects the quality of the urban environment and everyday life, and this project will examine the level and frequency of exceeding the limit levels set by the relevant Regulations. Within this project, one of the primary goals is to involve students in active work, especially in the research part of the project.

CEKOM - Competence Center for Advanced Mobility, KK.

Project duration: 10/09/2020 – 10/09/2023

Source of co-financing: European Regional Development Fund, 2014 - 2020

R&D activities within the project:

  • IRA 3: Innovative solution for jet-propulsion unit; Institutional Project Manager: Prof. Nenad Vulić, PhD

  • IRA 12: Razvoj plutajuće platforme od umjetno zamrznute vode na zračnim komorama; Institutional Project Manager: Assistant prof. Zdeslav Jurić, PhD

  • IRA 13: Development and Construction of Compact Marine Medium Voltage Switch Block 15/17,5 (MMVSB 17,5); Institutional Project Manager: Associate prof. Maja Krčum, PhD

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WRECKS4ALL – Protecting underwater heritage through its digitalization and valorisation as a novel touristic offer

Project duration: 15/08/2020. – 14/08/022.

Project manager: prof. Pero Vidan, PhD

Programme: Interreg IPA CBC Croatia – Bosnia and Herzegovina – Montenegro, 2014 – 2020

This two-year project is a part of the third Priority Axis: Contributing to the development of tourism and preserving cultural and natural heritage. The main aim of the project is a protection and valorisation of underwater heritage through its digitalization in order to create a new touristic offer. It is envisaged to create the project of virtual reality (VR) to enable access of the underwater sites for the wider public.

Besides Faculty of Maritime Studies in Split, the other partners in the project are: University of Montenegro, Faculty of Maritime Studies in Kotor as a coordinating institution, Touristic organisation of the Municipality of Bar from Montenegro, Tourist Board of Herzegovina-Neretva County from Bosnia and Herzegovina and Croatian maritime museum from Split, as project partners.


BLUEWBC - Sustainable development of BLUE economies through higher education and innovation in Western Balkan Countries

Project duration: from 15/01/2020 till 14/01/2023

Project Reference: 609693-EPP-1-2019-1-NO-EPPKA2-CBHE-JP

Academic project manager: Gorana Jelić Mrčelić, PhD, full professor

Programme: Erasmus+

Key Action Type: Capacity Building in Higher Education

Project BLUEWBC is implemented by the Faculty of Maritime studies at the University of Split under the Erasmus+ charter of the project partner, University of Split. The purpose of the project is to establish centres of Innovation and Entrepreneurship (I&E) in the maritime segment in Montenegro and Albania. Through the support of partners from Lithuania, Croatia and Norway, the project will establish study programs and strengthen existing study programs with curriculums in I&E.

Besides the University of Split, partners of the project are following institutions: Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU) as a coordinator and NTNU Ocean Training from Norway, University of Montenegro, Chamber of Economy and Innovation and Entrepreneurship Centre Technopolis from Montenegro, University of Vlore, University of Tirana and General Maritime Directorat from Albania and Vilnius Gedimino Technical University from Lithuania.

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MareMathics - Innovative Approach in Mathematical Education for Maritime Students

Project duration: from 31/12/2019 till 29/06/2022

Project Reference: 2019-1-HR01-KA203-061000

EU Grant: 224,204.00 €

Academic project manager: Anita Gudelj, PhD, associate professor

Administrative coordinator: Aleksandra Banić, MEcon, Univ Spec Econ

Programme: Erasmus+

Key Action Type: Strategic Partnerships for higher education

The implementation of MareMathics project is coordinated by the Faculty of Maritime Studies in Split, under the Erasmus+ charter of the beneficiary, University of Split.

MareMathics project will develop methods for learning mathematics for students of maritime study programmes, aiming at their improved acquiring of knowledge and results. Project envisages support for teachers of mathematics at maritime study programmes, in the form of innovative teaching methods, using contemporary IT and communication tools.

Besides the University of Split, partners of the project are following European institutions which implement maritime study programmes: Tallinn University of Technology, Estonian Maritime Academy, Estonia; Latvian Maritime Academy, Latvia; Polish Naval Academy, Poland and professor Toni Milun from Croatia.


Maritime EDUcation Standard for Shipping and Ship Management Ability (MEDUSA)

Lead partner: University of Rijeka, Faculty of Maritime Studies

Project partners:

  • University of Split, Faculty of Maritime Studies

  • University of Zadar, Maritime department

  • Association of Ship Brokers and Agents of Croatia

  • ZOROVIĆ d.o.o.


  • Panalpina Croatia d.o.o.


  • Shipyard Viktor Lenac, d.d.

  • Jadrolinija, a company for liner shipping of passengers and cargo

Project goal:

  • will be adjusted educational offer for modern needs of the labor market in the domain of maritime affairs through development of one new and the promotion of 5 graduate study programs based on occupational standards and standards of full qualifications in accordance with the principles of the SCO;

  • improve quality assurance procedures in accordance with ESG guidelines;

  • to improve teaching activities in higher education in a wider context (teaching, laboratory equipment, alumni development) in order to ensure quality, efficient and inovative higher education in the long term.

Capacity building for Blue Growth and curriculum development of Marine Fishery in Albania – ALMARS

Capacity building for Blue Growth and curriculum development of Marine Fishery in Albania (Erasmus+ project)

Source of funding: Education, Audiovisual and Culture Executive Agency;

Project Coordinator: Full prof. Alen Soldo, PhD

Administrative Manager: Aleksandra Banić, dipl. oec, univ. spec. oec.

Contract No: 2018-2571/001-001

Reference No: 598550-EPP-1-2018-1-HR-EPPKA2-CBHE-JP

Project duration: 15.01.2019 – 14.01.2022



Research on Innovative Maritime Technologies with Equipping the Research Laboratory at the Faculty of Maritime Studies

Project aims to perform research on innovative technologies in maritime science about autonomous ships in maritime science along with publishing research papers. For that purpose, equipment for development of electromechanical prototypes and equipment for virtual and virtually aided reality will be procured.

Leading researcher: Joško Šoda PhD

Duration of the project: from 17/04/2019 to 16/04/2023

Functional integration of the University of Split, PMF / PFST / KTF through the development of scientific and research infrastructure in the three faculty (3F) building

Contract number: KK.

Project beneficiary: University of Split

Project partners: Faculty of Natural Sciences and Mathematics, Faculty of Maritime Studies, Faculty of Chemistry and Technology

Project description: Implementation of a unified organizational-physical restructuring and procurement of scientific-research equipment and infrastructure within the building of three faculties.

Project objectives: The general objective of the project is the functional integration of the University of Split, in particular all three partners of this project in the area of ​​scientific research and intelligent specialization, focusing on the foreseeable areas of health, sustainable environment and energy, engineering, biotechnology and biochemistry.

Specific objectives: Organizational reform of the scientific and research sector of the University of Split, PMF, KTF, PFST with emphasis on the development of applied scientific cooperation with the economy and the unified utilization of scientific and research infrastructure. Improvement of energy efficiency and use of renewable energy sources, a system of unified management for the building of three faculties (3F) in order to reduce maintenance costs, energy costs and the unified use of all premises, laboratories and scientific and research equipment. Raising the quality of scientific research papers, projects, innovations and patent applications by finding market niches for the aforementioned.

Expected results: The organizational reform of the R&D sector has been implemented with the "Beneficiary" and "Partner", established through a unified management, production, research and development management system and scientific research infrastructure, established cooperation system for collaborative research and projects with the economy and scientific research centers in Croatia abroad. Increased energy efficiency of 3F Building and improved laboratories for the implementation of new equipment, network and energy distribution infrastructure. Acquisition of specialized scientific-research equipment. Permanent activities on project presentation to interested public. An increase in the number of scientific research papers and projects, number of researchers, number of cooperation agreements with the economy, number of established offices for research and development.

Total value: 85.142.157,88 kuna (EU co-finances: 82.870.870,38 kuna)

Project implementation period: from 01/09/2018 to 01/04/2021

Contact: 021/440-342

Leading for PFST: Ivan Komar, PhD

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Internationalization of Marine Fisheries and Military Maritime Studies programs at the University of Split

Contract number: UP.

Project beneficiary: University of Split

Project partners: Faculty of Maritime Studies, Faculty of Humanities and University Library of Split

Project description: The project plans the development and implementation of an integrated undergraduate and graduate study of Military Maritime and a Master's Degree in Marine Fisheries in English. The project will enable staff to develop didactic pedagogic competences, ICT and language skills, and equip them with teaching literature and technical equipment. Through the planned study visits to renowned European higher education institutions, teaching staff will familiarize themselves with the practice and resources of successful institutions in the area. In the part of the development and implementation of study programs that require specialist knowledge, the engagement of external experts is envisaged.

Objectives and expected results: Improving the quality and relevance of higher education through internationalization, increasing the number of study programs in foreign languages ​​by strengthening the competences of students and staff of higher education institutions. The project will develop, establish and begin the implementation of an integrated undergraduate and graduate university study on Military Maritime and a Master's Degree in Maritime Fisheries in English which will contribute to the internationalization of higher education and better integration of the Republic of Croatia into the EU.

The total value of the project is 1,750,274.03 kuna, the total amount and the total eligible, of which the European Union project co-finances with 85% and the State Budget of the Republic of Croatia with 15%.

Duration: 12/10/2018 - 11/10/2021

Leading for PFST: Merica Slišković, PhD

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Use of a radio locating in SAR operations

Project manager: Zvonimir Lušić, PhD, associate professor

Duration: 09/03/2018 – 09/03/2020

Establishment of reference database for studying the influence of weather conditions on marine video surveillance

Project manager: Igor Vujović, PhD, assistant professor

Duration: 09/03/2018 – 09/03/2022

Physical activity, sleep patern and psychological stress of skippers and nautical officers

Project manager: Andrea Russo, PhD, assistant professor

Duration: 09/03/2018 – 09/03/2020

Ship Motions dataBASE

Project manager: Luka Mudronja

Duration: 09/03/2018 – 09/03/2020

Development of qualificationa and innovative methods of competence acquisition in Logistics and Maritime transport (KIKLOP)

Contract number: H.R.3.1.15-0029

Project partners: Pomorski Fakultet, Sveučilište u Rijeci

Lead for PFST: Merica Slišković, PhD

Duration: 19/06/2015 - 18/09/2016


  • Udruga pomorskih agenata

  • Jadrolinija

  • KD Autotrolej d.o.o. Rijeka

  • Zorović Maritime d.o.o.

  • Panalpina Croatia d.o.o.

  • Pomorski fakultet u Splitu, Sveučilište u Splitu

Maritime management for the 21st century – sustainable and intelligent development of the coastal zone through the development of professions and qualification standards in the field of Maritime management and the development of the relative university graduate study

Contract number: H.R.3.1.15-0033

Project manager: Merica Slišković, PhD

Duration: 19/06/2015 - 18/09/2016


  • Lučka uprava SDŽ

  • Stowarzyszenie B-4

  • Hrvatska udruga poslodavaca

  • Nautika Centar Nava d.o.o.

  • Marine Kaštela d.o.o.

  • Bav-Adria Yachting d.o.o.

  • Plovput d.o.o.

TEMPUS “Modernizing and harmonizing maritime education in Montenegro and Albania” MArED

Project lead for PFST and UNIST: Pero Vidan, PhD, assistant professor

Partners: Fakultet za pomorstvo Kotor

Duration: 24/01/2014 – 30/11/2017

Possibilities of reducing harmful emissions from ships in the Montenegrin and Croatian Adriatic through the implementation of Marpol Annex VI

Project manager: Ivan Komar, PhD, assistant professor

Duration: 20/01/2013 – 09/07/2015

Project IPA 3 c Science and innovations: "Technology transfer infrastructure in the Croatian Adriatic Region - TTAdria"

Project manager: Nikola Balić, BEng, University of Split, Technology Transfer Office

Duration: 06/04/2013 – 05/08/2015


  • Sveučilište u Dubrovniku

  • Veleučilište u Šibeniku

  • Veleučilište “Marko Marulić” u Kninu

  • Institut za oceanografiju i ribarstvo

  • Institut za jadranske kulture i melioraciju krša

  • Sveučilište u Splitu, Medicinski fakultet

  • Sveučilište u Splitu, Pomorski fakultet

  • Sveučilište u Splitu, Prirodoslovno-matematički fakultet

  • Sveučilište u Splitu, Kemijsko-tehnološki fakultet

  • Sveučilište u Splitu, Fakultet elektrotehnike, strojarstva i brodogradnje

  • Sveučilište u Splitu, Fakultet građevinarstva, arhitekture i geodezije

  • Sveučilište u Rijeci

  • Sveučilište Jurja Dobrile u Puli

  • Sveučilište u Zadru

  • Sveučilište u Zagrebu

New technologies in marine propulsion system diagnostics and management

Contract number: 250–2502209–2364

Project manager: Ivan Komar, PhD, assistant professor

Duration: 02/01/2007 – 27/10/2014