University of Zagreb – Faculty of Geodesy
The Faculty of Geodesy at the University of Zagreb is the only Croatian institution providing high education in geodesy and geoinformatics and the largest faculty in this domain in south-eastern Europe. The faculty of Geodesy has 105 employees, of which about half are in scientific teaching and scientific titles. The Faculty of Geodesy performs study programs in geodesy and geoinformatics at all levels (undergraduate, graduate, specialist and postgraduate). The Faculty of Geodesy is the holder or partner in many scientific research and professional projects and strongly encourages and participates in projects with industrial partners from the framework of applying new technologies and technology transfers and professions. Most of the projects in which the Faculty of Geodesy participates are financed by the European Commission (currently 2 Horizon2020 projects and several ESF projects, Interreg, etc.), but it also participates in national projects such as projects of the Croatian Science Foundation. The Faculty of Geodesy has been conducting scientific research for many years to develop, apply, and disseminate knowledge in the field of space technologies, such as the application of data from the Copernicus program of the European Space Agency. Furthermore, the Copernicus Relay and Copernicus Academy Croatia offices were established at the Faculty of Geodesy to promote and disseminate knowledge about the Copernicus program and encourage technological development and expansion of the geodetic economy in the field of remote sensing and space technologies. The main goal of the Faculty is to develop new technologies and methods in the field of geodesy and geoinformatics and applications in technical, biotechnical, natural and other sciences, along with the education of students Geodesy. In this way, the way is laid for the geodetic economy and the entire economy to expand the business and create new jobs.
Croatian Forest Ltd Zagreb
Forests in the Republic of Croatia fulfil an economic, ecological and social function, and have a significant impact on the quality of life. The total area of forests and forest lands in the Republic of Croatia is 2,759,039 ha, which is 49.3% of the country’s land area. Of that, 2,097,318 ha are owned by the Republic of Croatia, while 661,721 ha are owned by private forest owners. The majority of state-owned forests (2,024,461 ha) are managed by the public forest owner Hrvatske šume d.o.o. (Croatian Forest Ltd.). Croatian Forest Ltd. is a three-tier state-owned company with a Directorate in Zagreb, 17 forest-branch administrations and 169 forestries. The company is headed by the President of the Management Board, the work is controlled by the Supervisory Board (both appointed by the Government of the Republic of Croatia), and based decisions are made by the Company’s Assembly. The company employs about 8,000 workers, of which 1,250 have a university degree. The principles and procedures on which Croatian Forest Ltd. bases the management of state forests are defined by the Forest Act, the National Forestry Policy and Strategy, signed international agreements and conventions and the 250-year tradition of organized and regulated professional forest management on the postulates of sustainability. The basic feature of sustainable management is the care of forest resources in a way that preserves their natural structure and diversity and permanently enables their stability and survival while increasing the economic and generally useful functions of forests.
State Geodetic Administration
The State Geodetic Administration is a state administrative organisation established in 2000 that performs administrative and other tasks related to geodetic and cadastral activities, in particular the development, restoration and maintenance of the real estate cadastre, computerisation of the cadastre and geodetic-spatial system, topographic surveying and production of state maps, management of geodetic documentation, keeping statistical data of the real estate and infrastructure cadastre, geodetic-cadastral affairs for the state border on land, development and application of geodetic surveying technology in science, economy and other activities in which spatial interventions are applied or realised. A special part of the tasks within the State Geodetic Administration’s competence is the care of administrative, professional, development and coordination tasks of the National Spatial Data Infrastructure (NSDI) and the implementation of the INSPIRE Directive. The State Geodetic Administration also performs other tasks assigned to it by a special law. SGA performs tasks within its scope in the Central Office in Zagreb and regional offices for cadastre. Regional offices (20) perform tasks within their competence in departments (95) and branches (36) following the Law on State Survey and Real Estate Cadastre (Official Gazette 112/18). SGA has approximately 1200 employees.