Department of Environmental Sciences

The Department of Environmental Sciences encompasses a broad range of research activities, diverse and varied as the environment itself.

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Invitation to the Open Day at Jožef Stefan Institute, 25 March 2023

You are kindly invited to the Open Day event at Jožef Stefan Institute, which will take place on Saturday, 25th of March 2023.

Welcome to the ISO-FOOD 2023!

This announcement is an open call for abstracts to the second ISO-FOOD conference that will be held in Hotel Bernardin, Portorož, Slovenia, from April 24-26, 2023. 


Are you preparing a research paper? If your answer is yes, then the following message is just for you: the call for the 53rd Krka Awards has been published, and with it an invitation to all of you, young researchers, to present the results of your research work.

Citizen Science at Vodice Primary School

In the school year 2022/23, we have started the research activity "Let's become a scientist" at Vodice Primary School, where we investigate the characteristics of the environment through observation and sensor technologies - we observe and measure noise, air quality, heat distribution in space, and study how all these factors affect our health and well-being.

Prof. Dr. Ester Heath received Zois Award for Outstanding Achievements

At the ceremony in Cankarjev dom, 15 awards and recognitions of the Republic of Slovenia were awarded for outstanding scientific research and development achievements.

Orbitrap Grand Opening

At O-2 we celebrated the addition of a new research infrastructure - the Orbitrap mass spectrometer and renovated laboratories - with a ceremonial opening.

O2 has new research infrastructure

The Department of Environmental Sciences has acquired new infrastructural equipment that will enable detailed analysis of harmful substances in the environment, food, and biological samples. 

JSI is EOREA founding member

On 8th December 2022 at the European Parliament, there was a launch of the European Ocen Research and Education Alliance (EOREA) - a historic collaboration on European Ocean Research & Education.


Prof Dr Ester Heath and colleagues Excellent in Science 2022

The achievement entitled "New-age organic pollutants - how can we control them with algae?" was selected among the selection of achievements Excellent in Science 2022 in the field of medicine.

Research activity

Our activities

The Department of Environmental Sciences encompasses a broad range of research activities, diverse and varied as the environment itself.

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Our publications and media

They are multidisciplinary, from different natural sciences to social sciences, in particular chemical, physical, geological and biological, which define our environment, society and human activities.

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With our research we would like to clarify the relationship between natural processes and human activities, and the influence of these activities on human health and the environment

List of projects