The Ruđer Bošković Institute is a national research institute. It covers natural and life sciences and offers a rich environment for interdisciplinary research. Its Center for Marine Research (CMR) is located in Rovinj at the Adriatic coast. The CMR specializes in marine research, ecological analyses and long term monitoring of the northern Adriatic. The CMR hosts a northern Adriatic long term dataset on ecological oceanographic and plankton parameters that reaches over 40 years back. CMR has a long experience in ecosystem approach research and is one of the main institution that conduct the national monitoring the Adriatic sea.