Ante Šiljeg was born in Metković on December 10, 1982. He received his primary and secondary education in Metković. In 2007 he completed his studies in history and geography at the University of Zadar. In the same year he enrolled in postgraduate studies at the Department of Geography, Faculty of Science, University of Zagreb. He defended his doctoral dissertation in June 2013. He joined the Department of Geography at the University of Zadar in June 2007.
In 2014, he was elected to the scientific-teaching title and to the position of assistant professor, and in 2018 to associate professor. He actively participates in the organization and performance of classes, exercises and seminars from several courses.
Since 2018, he has been the head of scientific projects of the Croatian Science Foundation for Laboratory of Geospatial Analysis UIP-2017-05-2694, Career Development of Young Researchers – Training of New Doctors of Science DOK-2018-01-5748 and DOK-2021-02-501. He is the leader and collaborator of several professional university and other projects, of which STREAM INTERREG, PEPSEA INTERREG, Partnership between Scientists and Fishermen, Competition in a Post-conflict Landscape, HOLISTIC, Dikgatlhong Dam Tourism Master Plan and Tlokweng Devolpment Plan. He served as Chairman of the Quality Assurance Committee of the Department of Geography.
He has completed several GIS courses and is advanced in using GIS and remote sensing technology. By January 2022, he had published a total of 61 scientific papers and actively participated in several international and domestic scientific workshops, seminars and conferences. He speaks, reads and writes English.
He is a member of the Croatian Geographical Society and the GIS Institute. He is the winner of the Frederik Grisogono Award for the best student of his generation, the Award for Scientific Excellence at the Department of Geography of the University of Zadar and the Rector’s Award of the University of Zadar in 2018. He is married and the father of two children.
On the project Partnership between scientists and fishermen he works as a GIS expert responsible for the implementation of activities a) Web GIS software solution, b) Data conversion tool, c) Digital HUB and d) Web pages. With the aim of accurately determining fish deformities, he is in charge of creating and analyzing fish models of submillimeter accuracy using hand-held 3D scanners Artec Eva and Artec Spider. He also participates in the project in the process of data collection, GIS database development and data visualization within the research area.