Pilot mobility exchange held within the ARIEL Interreg ADRION project, organized by Institute of Oceanography and Fisheries. The event conducted in Croatia from 21.05.-24.05.2019., bringing together SSF and AQ science experts from Croatia, Greece, Italy and Montenegro. The general aim was to link science to practical needs of operators and finding how research can help and support SSF and AQ policies. Additionally, the emphasis was on taking into consideration what emerged from innovation on research actors as well as from the innovation needs collected at operator’s level and policy makers. The pilot mobility exchange was consist of scientific meetings and cross-field visits. Except the science experts meeting and knowledge exchange, mobility week included visit to important operators in Croatia in aim to recognize examples of good practice in AQ and SSF sectors.