Dr. Bojan Vršnak from Hvar Observatory received international award for outstanding scientific research in the field of space weather


On Monday, November 27, 2017, during the 14th European Space Weather Week, held in the Belgian town Oostende, Dr. Bojan Vršnak from Hvar Observatory, Faculty of Geodesy, University of Zagreb, was awarded with the eminent international award “Kristian Birkeland Medal” for outstanding scientific contributions to the space weather and space climate. This award is given every year since 2013 to the best scientists by the European Space Agency, the Belgian Solar-Terrestrial Center of Excellence and the Space Weather Working Team, in collaboration with the scientific magazine Journal of Space Weather and Space Climate. (source:  http://oh.geof.unizg.hr/index.php/en/component/content/article/44-latest-news/190-vrsnak-birkeland)

ICA Scholarships 2017–2019


The International Cartographic Association (ICA) supports individuals in advancing their career in cartography and GIScience to the benefit of the ICA community by ICA scholarships for young scientists or professionals in cartography and GIScience.

For participation in a Commission workshop this scholarship has a maximum of €500 (or €750 when the applicant is from a non-developed member nation).

More info on the application procedure on ICA website.

Organizing team visited Hvar

Dušan Petrovič, CMC president and organizing team (Dražen Tutić, Milo Tadić and Matjaž Štanfel) visited Hvar from 12th to 14th October, 2017. We have arranged all details with the hotel and took exploration of the Island of Hvar to prepare interesting options for our island tour and other activities. We visited the Hvar Observatory, found some hidden beaches, hiked to St. Nicholas peak  from Sveta Nedilja, and discovered picturesque villages (Velo Grablje and Malo Grablje), arranged a boat for our tour around Paklinski Islands, visited Jelsa, Vrboska, Stari Grad, tasted some fine local wines and finally left the island of Hvar in Sućuraj.

Soon we will open registrations and let you choose among options to best suite your preferences.

We truly enjoyed the stunning views of the island and Adriatic Sea during these three mid-October sunny days on Hvar, with temperatures up to 30° Celsius and sea temperature of 21° Celsius.

We will soon share more of our experiences.


Panoramic view of Sveta Nedilja and vineyards.


On the top of Island of Hvar


The visitors’ book is waiting for you.


Matjaž and sea.

Organizing team visited hotels Pharos and Amfora

On June 9, 2017 we visited our hosts in Hvar. Ms Tomislava Vrgoč from Sunčani Hvar kindly showed us all what we need for the workshop and our free time. The Hotel Pharos, where participants will stay, is a newly refurbished hotel with modern vibe and an idyllic terrace for having breakfast and coffee on open air by the pool. Check out this photo gallery.

The Conference center is only few minutes away, in Hotel Amfora, offering full comfort and a beautiful view over the sea.