• Prof. Rosanda Mulić, Ph.D., University of Split, Faculty of Maritim Studies - president, Croatia

  • Andrea Russo, Ph.D., University of Split, Faculty of Maritim Studies - vice president, Croatia

  • Corinne Corbau, Ph.D., University of Ferrara, Italy

  • Elena Marrocchino, Ph.D., University of Ferrara, department of Physics and Earth Sciences, Italy

  • Federica Nasi, Ph.D., National Institut of oceanography and Applied Geophysics-OGS, Trieste, Italy

  • Jessica Hjerpe Olausson,, maritime expert at region Vastra Gotaland, Sweden

  • Pelin Bolat, Ph.D., Istanbul Tehnical University Maritim Faculty, Turkey

  • Prof. Umberto Simeoni, Ph.D., Faculte de Biologie et de medicine, University of Laussanne, Switzerland

  • Prof. Mladen Šolić, Ph.D., Institut of Oceanography and Fischeries Split, Croatia 

  • Siniša Vilke, Ph.D., University of Rijeka, Faculty of Maritim Studies, Croatia


  • Andrea Russo, Ph.D., University of Split, Faculty of Maritim Studies - president, Croatia

  • Ana Vrdoljak Tomaš, Ph.D., Institut of Oceanography and Fischeries Split, Croatia 

  • Andrijana Dedić, Spec. Degr. Of Economic, Municipality of Podstrana, Croatia

  • Arieta Troshani, Shkodra University „Luigj Guraguqi“, Albania

  • Gizem Kayisoglu, Research Assistant, Istanbul Technical University Maritim Faculty, Turkey

  • Slaven Jozić, Ph.D., Institut of Oceanography and Fischeries Split, Croatia

  • Zorana Škare, M.Sc.E.M.T, M.Sc.E.E, Healthy City Split, Croatia

  • Željka Raguž, M.Sc.E.E, Healthy City Split, Croatia

  • Jose Luis Cueto, University of Cadiz, Spain


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João Brandão is an applied Chemist-Biotechnologist specialized in Medical and Environmental Microbiology, conducts research and reference in these two areas of expertise since 2001. Currently positioned at the Department of Environmental Health at the Portuguese National Institute of Health leads sand contaminants research and Quality Assessment Programme. Previously positioned at Universidade Lusófona (Assistant), Department of Epidemiology (Assistant), Department of Transmittable Diseases (Technical staff) of the National Institute of Health. Current National EMEG technical expert member for the European Bathing Water and Drinking Water Directives, and member of the Guidelines development group for the World Health Organisation. Subjects of interest are environmental microbiology of sand and water, with direct and indirect influence in human health; Microbial flow between soil and water; Climatic adaptation and human resilience and One Health. 

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Jessica Hjerpe Olausson has a Master of Science in Marine Science from the University of Otago, New Zealand. She has a broad experience from the marine and maritime sectors, starting in 2002 working with fisheries management at the Swedish Board of Fisheries. She has been involved in matters concerning local and regional management methods, the interaction between EU fisheries and environmental legislation, and with development aid connected to fisheries in West Africa. This work brought her to the FAO Regional Office for Africa in Ghana, where she worked with a then newly formed fisheries management organization in the region. 


In 2011 she started working with environmental impact from shipping and oil spills at the Swedish Agency for Marine and Water Management. This sparked an interest in the shipping sector and she started at the Swedish Maritime Administration working with financing R&D. This work continued within the framework of Regional Development at the Region of Västra Götaland where she is working broadly with development and innovation within the maritime sector, including seafoods, marine energy, coastal management, marine biotechnology and maritime tourism. She is also heading the Maritime Cluster of West Sweden. Her main interests lay in how to approach the tradeoff between environmental goals and development as well as the interaction between public sector and the industry with aim to achieve sustainable development.