EU support for the development of the Gdynia Aquarium

EU support for the development of the Gdynia Aquarium

By the decision of the Pomorskie Voivodeship Board, the “Extension of the Gdynia Aquarium” project received the EU support from the Regional Operational Program for the Pomorskie Voivodeship for 2014-2020. The contract for co-financing with the future beneficiary was signed by the Marshals of the Pomeranian Voivodeship, Mr. Mieczysław Struk and Mr. Wiesław Byczkowski, and the director of the National Marine Fisheries Research Institute, Dr. Piotr Margoński.

The contract regarding the extension of the NMFRI Gdynia Aquarium was signed by the members of the Pomorskie Voivodeship Board and the National Marine Fisheries Research Institute Director, Dr. Piotr Margoński. Photo: Marcin Szumny

The subject of the project will be the extension of the existing educational path with new 13 exhibition tanks. It is planned to create a modern, multifunctional educational space, in which visitors of the Aquarium will be able to learn about the mysterious world of marine animals and plants through acquisition, individual contact and organized activities. The ecological education will increase the awareness and sensitivity of residents and tourists to the issues of the environmental protection, in particular the protection of endangered species.

The value of the project is 16.5 million PLN, and co-financing from the EU funds under the Regional Operational Program for the Pomorskie Voivodeship for 2014-2020 will amount to 8.9 million PLN. The project will be implemented in partnership with the Provincial Fund for Environmental Protection and Water Management in Gdańsk. It is estimated that thanks to the implementation of the project, the number of visitors at the Gdynia Aquarium will increase to 500,000 people during the year. The end of the project is planned for the end of 2021.

Visualization: Gdynia Aquarium/ National Marine Fisheries Research Institute