OIKON was founded in 1997 in Zagreb and has since been providing effective and efficient solutions to increasingly important challenges in the areas of nature and environment protection, and sustainable management of natural resources.
Since its foundation, while maintaining and constantly applying effort on improving the high quality of stand... See moreOIKON was founded in 1997 in Zagreb and has since been providing effective and efficient solutions to increasingly important challenges in the areas of nature and environment protection, and sustainable management of natural resources.
Since its foundation, while maintaining and constantly applying effort on improving the high quality of standard set by its first projects, the range of OIKON’s expertise and services has been in constant growth. Starting with forestry and advanced ecological and GIS raster modelling, which is still an important part of the OIKON competitive advantage, the area of competence first spread to include “green” environment sector and nature protection. Advanced GIS raster modelling has grown to become a fully fledged IT department offering services in the area of environmental information systems and general GIS support, where GIS services have been supplemented with significant capacity and expertise in the area of remote sensing.
Today, with a core staff of 38 (9 PhD, 2 MSc), with 9 registered research scientists, 9 certified engineers and 5 project managers certified by the USA Project Management Institute covering various disciplines (Mathematics, IT, Physics, Geology, Biology, Ecology, Chemistry, Environmental Management, Economics, Landscape architecture, Forestry, Architecture, Civil Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Chemical Engineering) and creating a network of over 250 external consultants, OIKON is generally recognised as one of the leading environmental consultancies in Croatia and the Western Balkans region.
Expertise and services
In 15 years of its existence, proven and tested on a number of various, often pioneering tasks in Croatia (over 750 completed projects), OIKON has become the leading environmental consultancy firm in Croatia.
More precisely, and of the special relevance for the project, OIKON is a major provider of comprehensive habitat mapping products in Croatia (with 20 implemented habitat mapping projects in the last 10 years). Moreover, OIKON is the pioneering institution for this type of service in Croatia (with exception of traditional field vegetation mapping without support of advanced IT/GIS/RS processing) and it is the first institution in Croatia that applied all relevant and actual RS, GIS and geostatistical techniques and technologies, as prerequisites of accurate and cost-effective habitat mapping with required level of spatial and thematic detail.
OIKON has substantial experience in working for leading development agencies and international financing institutions (IFI) such as EU/EuropeAid (utilising pre-accession and community funds), WB, EBRD, EIB, KfW, UNDP, WWF, GEF and NATO. In implementation of projects funded by development agencies and IFIs, OIKON has successfully cooperated with leading European environmental consultancies and scientific institutions.
OIKON operates in both public and private sectors. Most public contracts are financed either by local government or by international financial institutions and/or international aid organizations. Within the private sector, OIKON is a significant player in domestic market, servicing both corporations and individual investors. OIKON also receives funding for performing scientific research, mainly from EU funds (i.e. FP6, FP7, Eureka) and the Croatian Ministry of Science.
A long list of successfully completed projects (over 750) in the last 15 year s is the best guarantee of the high quality of OIKON services.
Present results have been achieved through the knowledge, skills, experience and dedication to excellence of OIKON's employees and business partners, compliance with the quality of our services and products based on ISO 9001, ISO 14001 and OHSAS 18001 standards and the commitment to our clients and wider community. Our strategic direction is to continue to work as a team of scientists and engineers in an inspiring environment based on the synergy of experience and youth, interdisciplinary and multidisciplinary approach and our continuous investment in learning and the application of acquired knowledge on our projects in order to continue providing best quality service and help protect our societies common nature and environment.
Experience and competence of OIKON staff, as well as quality of OIKON services and products are further certified by a large number of published professional and scientific papers and active participation in many conferences.
For its work and results OIKON has received awards and recognition, both locally and internationally (three times Gazella Company, three times CSR reward by Croatian chamber of commerce, membership in KIS club established by Europa Innova, Bisnode AAA Highest Creditworthiness Rating, etc.).
- Found: 1997
- Employees: 40