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 25 years of experience, we have successfully completed more than 1,600 contracts for over 350 satisfied clients.
We provide services in the fields of nature and environmental protection, industrial ecology, renewable energy, natural resource management, ecological modelling, 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.
Oikon is independently operated and privately owned and has the official status of a scientific institute. In Croatia, it is officially licensed for activities in the fields of environmental and nature protection, geodesy, protection and conservation of cultural heritage, and development of forest management plans.
OUR MISSION: We design practical, pragmatic, feasible and cost-effective development solutions that meet our clients’ needs while protecting the public interest. We develop and maintain an excellent business and research system that enables the creation of knowledge necessary for environmental protection, sustainable natural resource management, and the preservation of natural and cultural heritage.
OUR VISION: Always one step ahead in the development of human society in harmony with nature.
Since 2019, we have been a UNIGIS Study Centre and a focal point for students from nine Southeast European countries (Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Montenegro, Croatia, Kosovo, Northern Macedonia, Slovenia and Serbia) enrolled in online academic programs in Geoinformatics with degrees awarded by the University of Salzburg.
In December 2020, we expanded our activities to Slovenia by establishing OIKON SI, Institute for Sustainable Development Ltd. in cooperation with Slovenian partner CEDARS Ltd. This synergy has created a consulting company and an institute with an extremely wide range of services and specializations in the field of sustainable development, which are unique in the region. More information: Link.
The company’s firm belief in ethical corporate management, continuous training of its talented staff, leadership and innovation, quality management, social responsibility, customer focus and quality service have resulted in an image of competence and reliability. Our business activities are based on an integrated management system for quality, environment, health and safety at work that meet the highest international ISO standards.
GENERAL ORGANISATIONAL CAPABILITY
Oikon is organised into 4 main departments: Department of Environmental Engineering, Department of Nature Protection and Landscape Architecture, Department of Natural Resources Management, and Department of Environmental Law, Policy and Economics. There are 5 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, Laboratory for Data Science and Laboratory for Biodiversity and Population Genetics.
We are a medium-sized company with professionals covering 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, geography, public relations, journalism and law.
Of them, 12 have doctoral degrees, 12 are researchers accredited by the Ministry of Science and Education, 7 engineers are accredited 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.
In addition, our experts have access to professional and specialised equipment, hardware and software that are 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, Serbia, Montenegro, Kosovo, Romania, Albania, Cyprus, Turkey), and projects funded by multi- and bilateral development agencies, various IFI’s, government and private funds, makes Oikon one of the leading environmental consulting companies in Croatia and its neighbouring countries.
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