Mariculture in Zadar area

Zadar Harbor

Frane Soric, Claudia Kruschel, Ivan Tot and Anamarija Frankić at the mariculture site, Island Ugljan near Zadar.

The Green Harbors Project is proud to collaborate with the Zadar University in Croatia. During her Fulbright Scholarship at the University of Zadar, Professor Anamarija Frankić initiated the first Biomimicry LivingLabs in Zadar Harbor in March 2014. Professors Frankić and Claudia Kruschel engaged 55 students in a wide range of environmental projects from assessing local biodiversity, local water quality, urban harbor planning, ecology, mariculture and polyculture in Zadar area and archipelago. Students' projects were publically presented and featured in the media as a successful approach in addressing local community issues with potential solutions based on biomimicry. Here is the short video about the Biomimicry LivingLabs in Savin Hill Cove (Boston) and in Brodarica (Zadar).

Biomimicry Course Overview (PDF)

Student Projects (PDF)

"Integrated fish and shellfish mariculture: waste as a food"

"Biomimicry: Alternative solutions for minimizing biofouling in Cromaris mariculture"

"Aquaculture and benthic flora and fauna below fish cages: mitigating anoxic conditions"

"Gaženica Harbor: importance of industrial harbor siting"

"Applying biomimicry approach in the marina project, Ražanac"

"Brodarica Cove: water quality issues – lead pollution and how to solve it?"

"Makarska Harbor: building sustainable coastal shoreline"

"Nature Park Vrana Lake: History, Presence and Future"

"Preko Bay: solutions for seasonal moorings and storm water management"

"Nature Park Zrmanja River: industrial pollution and potential solutions"

"Jazine Cove: how to support and maintain a healthy urban cove?"

"Competitive sports fishing: catch and release issues"

"Šibenik Harbor: sources of pollution and potential solutions"