The third meeting of the EUROBATH project research team was held at the Institute of Oceanography and Fisheries on March 24, 2023. One of the main objectives of the project, funded by the Croatian Science Foundation, is to develop guidelines for the revision of the “Regulation on the Quality of the Sea water” with a view to improving the management of coastal waters and protecting human health and the environment.
In addition to the Institute of Oceanography and Fisheries as the project holder, other institutions involved in the project include Ericsson Nikola Tesla Split, the Faculty of Medicine of the University of Rijeka, the University of Split – Department of Marine Studies and four coastal public health institutes.
After the representatives of all institutes presented the results of research in their field in the previous period, the project manager, Ph.D. Slaven Jozić and his colleagues presented the progress in the implementation of all activities and objectives of the project and presented a plan for the continuation of the project in the current period. He also pointed out that the activities significantly exceeded the planned level and new activities were introduced.
As the national representative in EMEG (European Microbiology Expert Group), the body responsible for monitoring the implementation of the EU Bathing Water Management Directive, Dr. Slaven Jozić then informed the members of the research team about the progress made in the drafting of the new EU Directive, the revision of which will take into account the results of the project, which is a significant recognition of its quality as well as the hard work of the members of the research team.