Darijo Mišković was born on September 17, 1978 in Dubrovnik, the Republic of Croatia.
After finishing primary school in Dubrovnik, he attended the secondary Maritime technical school in Dubrovnik. After that, he enrolled in the undergraduate study of nautical studies at the Polytechnic of Dubrovnik, which he completed in 2000 by defending his dissertation, and obtained the title of maritime traffic engineer.
In 2011, he enrolled in the undergraduate programme in Nautical Studies at the University of Dubrovnik, which he completed in 2012 with the defence of his bachelor thesis, earning the title of University Bachelor, Maritime Engineer. In 2012, he enrolled in graduate studies at the University of Dubrovnik, which he completed in 2014 with the defence of his master’s thesis and the acquisition of the title of Master of Maritime Engineering. Since 2015, he has been a teaching assistant at the University of Dubrovnik and enrolled in the postgraduate doctoral programme in Maritime Studies at the Faculty of Maritime Studies in Rijeka. In 2019, he defended his dissertation entitled “Organisational model of ship safety management with emphasis on container ships” at the Faculty of Maritime Studies at the University of Rijeka and obtained a doctorate in the scientific discipline of technical sciences, the scientific field of traffic technology and transport.
In 2000, he began sailing as a deck cadet on container ships and bulk carriers. He earned the title of deck officer by passing the exam in 2001 and the title of first deck officer by passing the captain’s exam at the Dubrovnik Harbour Master’s Office in 2010. From 2002, he sailed as a deck officer on vessels carrying containers, crude oil, petroleum products and liquefied gases. In 2010, he obtained a Master certificate of 3,000 GT or more.
Since 2010, he has been a government official in the Ministry of the Sea, Transport and Infrastructure as a nautical officer at the 2nd type workplace in the Department of Maritime Traffic Management and Surveillance, Search and Rescue Affairs in the Dubrovnik Harbour Master’s Office and since 2012 as VTS and SAR coordinator in the National Centre for Maritime Traffic Surveillance and Management – VTS Centre Dubrovnik. During his work at the Ministry of the Sea, Transport and Infrastructure, he acquired the qualification to work on the VTMIS system for maritime traffic control.
From January 2015 to October 2019 he was employed at the Maritime Department of the University of Dubrovnik as a teaching assistant and from November 2019 to the present as a post-doctoral researcher. He delivers the following courses: ‘Fundamentals of Shipping’, ‘Fundamentals of Navigation’, ‘Ship Maintenance’, ‘Voyage Planning’, ‘Watchkeeping, Surveillance and Safety’, ‘Ship Maintenance and Inspections’ and ‘Transportation Technology of Liqueified Cargoes’. According to the report of the Expert council of October 2020, all necessary requirements for the election to the scientific-teaching position of Assistant Professor were fulfilled. He is fluent in spoken and written English.
All papers have been entered into the CROSBI database under the scientist’s ID number 346515. In addition, his profile in the Google Scholar database is publicly available on the website: https://scholar.google.com/citations?hl=en&user=4FsgELYAAAAJ.
He was appointed the junior editor of the international scientific journal for the sea and seafaring Naše more in December 2018. He was appointed the Editor-in -Chief of the scientific journal Naše More in January 2022.