Bol 3. Technical Diving Conference 2015
For whom is it?
We welcome attendees from all scuba diving communities; holiday and leisure, commercial, military, media, medicine and scientific to Bol Diving Conference. Whether you are a budding techie, a hard-core explorer, a diving doctor, or simply interested in enriching your diving, Bol Diving Conference is for you. We promise you will leave even more enthusiastic and educated about diving, with more new experiences diving on our diving locations.
Do you need to be an 'techie' to attend Bol Technical Diving Conference? No! Just a regular diver or instructor hungry to learn more about scuba diving.
Darko Kovačević, Ph.D.
Born on 16th December 1954. in Zagreb where finished primar and grammar school. Finished Faculty of Medicine in Zagreb in 1981. Working in Emergency Medical Service in Čakovec and Zagreb for two years. After this period, starting private praxis in Zagreb up today. Postgraduate degree in Diving Medicine in 1984, class prof Stracimir Gošović and Ultrasound and Doppler, class prof. Drinković. Asocciate Professor in Croatian Olimpic Academy and University of Kinesiology in Zagreb. 15 years member of Executive Board of Croatian Diving Federation and President of Medical Committe. Active participation for past 30 years in diving education and evaluation of divers of all categories. National Director DAN Europe Croatia since founding.
Alen Soldo, Sc.D.
- Co-president of IUCN Shark Specialist Group for Mediterranean, - Head of CIESM Sharks programme - Director of Conservation Biology - CMAS Scientific Commitee - Member of the Editorial Board: Aquatic Biology Research; Journal of Coastal Life Medicine - CMAS Confirmed Scientific Diving Instructor; CMAS Confirmed Marine Biology Instructor - Diving Instructor (PSS, CMAS) - Head of Scientific Diving Operations at Centre of Marine Studies, - President of Underwater-research club of University of Split - Marine Biodiversity Teacher at Course for Diving Instructors, - Scientific advisor for Shark Conservation Society, - Scientific advisor for National Geographic-Croatia - Member of Mediterranean Shark Research Group - Member of Steering Committee – DEMAT (Development and Evaluation of Maritime Technologies) - President of Organising Committee DEMAT'11 - Split - Horizon 2020 Expert Evaluator - Annual award for Marine Sceinces Promotion by Ministry of Maritime Affairs, Transport and Infrastructure
Zoran Valić, Ph.D.
Professor of Physiology, Department of Physiology
2003. The Academy of Medical Sciences of Croatia annual award for the most valuable medical publication for the author under 35 years of age
2004. Republic of Croatia Annual Award for Junior Researcher
2006. The Academy of Medical Sciences of Croatia annual award for the most valuable medical publication
Membership and activities in professional associations: - American Physiological Society, Croatian - Pharmacological Society, American College of Sports Medicine
Research experience: - Regulation of skeletal muscle blood flow. - Cardiovascular and respiratory effects of SCUBA and apnea diving.
Research grants: 1) Regulation of the blood flow to the skeletal muscle, scientific project (0216007) - coinvestigator 2) Anaerobic exercise is reducing formation of venous gas bubbles in divers, scientific project (0216006) - coinvestigator 3) Individual detection of venous gas bubbles during recreational diving, technological project (TP-01/0216-02) - coinvestigator 4) Apnea diving and cardiovascular system, scientific project (216-2160133-0330) - principal investigator 5) Diving with compressed air and cardiovascular system, scientific project (216-2160133-0130) - coinvestigator