Ivan Marić was born on June 26, 1991 in Zadar (Republic of Croatia). In the academic year 2010/2011 at the University of Zadar he enrolled in an undergraduate study of applied geography, which he completed in 2013/2014. In the same year he enrolled in the graduate study. He defended his dissertation entitled Application of GIS in market analysis for the needs of shopping centers on October 14, 2015 and obtained the academic degree of Master of Geography (M.Sc. in Geography). He is a two-time winner of the Frederic Grisogono Award at the Department of Geography (2013/2014 and 2014/2015) and the Commendation of the Association of the Croatian Geographical Society-Zadar for the excellent success achieved in the academic year 2012/2013.
Since October 2016, he has been employed as an assistant at the Department of Geography, University of Zadar. In the academic year 2016/2017 he enrolls in the postgraduate doctoral study Adriatic – a link between continents. He defended his doctoral dissertation entitled Development of a multi-criteria model of sustainable management of tufa-forming watercourses – the example of Skradinski buk on June 10, 2020 and obtained the academic degree of Doctor of Science, in the field of interdisciplinary sciences, scientific field of geography. He was elected to the title of Assistant Professor in May 2021. He actively participates in the organization and implementation of lectures, exercises and seminars in courses related to the application of geospatial technologies in various applied research.
He has participated in dozens of professional projects, of which are the most prominent: Partnership between scientists and fishermens, 2020, Strategic development of flood management (STREAM), 2020, Protecting the Enclosed Parts of the Adriatic Sea from pollution (PEPSEA) – Šibenik, 2020, Protecting the Enclosed Parts of the Sea in the Adriatic from Pollution (PEPSEA) – Split, 2020, Protecting the Enclosed Parts of the Sea in the Adriatic from Pollution (PEPSEA) – Zadar, 2020, Development of a Real Estate Valuation Concept, 2018., Development of a multi-criteria model of sustainable management – an example of microlocations on Skradinski buk, NP Krka, Quantitative analysis of the ravines of the island of Pag based on high-resolution models, 2017, Development of GIS database of agricultural property Baštica, 2017, Analysis of urban green space management policy and practice, Zadar, 2016. Since March 2018, he has been an associate in the research project of the Croatian Science Foundation (HrZZ) called GAL (Geospatial Analysis Laboratory) and the research scientific project (Re) constructing religioscapes as markers of competing territorial claims in Bosnia and Herzegovina since 1995. National Science Foundation – NSF / University of Zadar and University of Pittsburgh.
He participated at about twenty international and domestic scientific and professional conferences, held several public lectures, participated in several professional and scientific workshops and programs to popularize science. He has published one university book, over thirty scientific and several professional papers. He has held the position of Vice President of the Quality Assurance Committee of the Department of Geography and is currently the MoZVAG Department Coordinator. He has the advanced knowledge of geospatial technology. He speaks, reads and writes English and knows the basics of the Italian language.
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.