OIKON Ltd. – Institute of Applied Ecology is a leading licensed and accredited consulting company / research institute in the field of applied ecology in Croatia and the region. In 23 years of experience, Oikon has successfully completed more than 1,400 contracts for over 300 satisfied clients.
The company offers services in the areas of nature and environment protection, industrial ecology, renewable energy, natural resource management, ecological modeling, landscape analysis and design, geographic information systems (GIS), remote sensing and ICT, environmental law, policy and economics, feasibility studies, as well as program and project management.
It is independently operated and privately owned and has the official status of a scientific institute. In Croatia, it is officially licensed for activities in environmental and nature protection, geodesy, protection and conservation of cultural properties, and forest management plans.
Since 2019, Oikon has been a UNIGIS Study Centre and an entry point for students from nine Southeast European countries (Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Montenegro, Croatia, Kosovo, Northern Macedonia, Slovenia, and Serbia) who attend online academic study courses in geoinformatics with degrees awarded by the University of Salzburg.
In December 2020, we expanded our operations to Slovenia by establishing OIKON SI, Institute for Sustainable Development Ltd. in cooperation with the Slovenian partner CEDARS Ltd. This synergy has created a consulting company and an institute with an extremely wide range of services and specialties in the field of sustainable development, unique in the region. More info: link.
The company’s strong belief in ethical corporate management, continuous education of its talented employees, leadership and innovation, high-quality management, social responsibility, customer focus, and quality service has resulted in an image of competence and reliability. Its business activities are based on the integrated management system for quality, environment, occupational health, and safety in compliance with the top international ISO standards.
General Organizational Capability
Oikon is organised into 4 main departments: Department of Environmental Engineering, Department of Nature Protection and Landscape, Department of Natural Resources Management, and Department of Environmental Law, Policy and Economics. There are also 4 laboratories: Laboratory for Remote Sensing and GIS – LaDIGIS, Laboratory for Research and Monitoring of Large Carnivores and Ecology of Vertebrates, Laboratory for Fish and Aquatic Ecosystems, and Laboratory for Data Science.
It is a medium-sized company with experts who cover a wide range of disciplines, such as Ecology, Economy, Environmental Management, Nature Protection, Agronomy, Biology, Chemistry, Civil Engineering, Forestry, Geodesy, Geoinformatics, Geological Engineering, IT, Landscape Architecture, Meteorology, Physics, Archeology, Geography, Journalism and Law.
Amongst them, 11 have doctoral degrees, 11 are research scientists registered by the Ministry of Science and Education, 6 engineers are registered by the Croatian Chamber of Architects and Engineers, the Croatian Chamber of Forest and Wood Technology, and the Croatian Chamber of Engineers of Geodesy and 2 are Project Management Professionals certified by the Project Management Institute, USA.
Furthermore, our experts have access to professional and specialised equipment, hardware, and software that is modern, up-to-date, and state of the art, which ensures professional assessments and research.
All this, together with clients both in Croatia and abroad (UK, Slovenia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Montenegro, Kosovo, Romania, Albania, Cyprus, Turkey), and projects financed through multi- and bilateral development agencies, various IFI’s, government and private funding, makes Oikon one of the leading environmental consultancies in Croatia and its neighbouring countries.
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