Institute of Marine Biology in Kotor (IMB) is the only institution in the southern Adriatic involved in the study, protection and conservation of marine biodiversity and water catchment areas. Thirty years ago, a specialized laboratory was formed, with infrastructure for growing and studying the biology and ecology of marine and freshwater organisms (aquariums, circular pools, cold rooms etc.). However, this part of the IMB is no longer functional and without reconstruction its further use for research and public purposes is not possible.
IMB is granted with EUR 0,62 million by the Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs to implement a project “Marine Biodiversity Conservation Center Boka Aquarium – MonteAqua. Project is under implementation between December 4, 2017 and June 1, 2020. The planned project effect on society is enhanced Montenegrin EU integration process in the area of nature protection relevant to water ecosystems and sustainable management of protected water ecosystems. One of the main activities of the MonteAqua project is building reconstruction of the ground floor of the IMB, of about 300 sqm. It will create infrastructural pre-conditions to host the Center for Marine Biodiversity Conservation with Aquarium Boka and Kotor Adriatic Rescue Center for marine wildlife.
On April 2019, the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development of Montenegro, through the World Bank loan for implementation the Second Institutional Development and Agriculture Strengthening Project (MIDAS 2), allocated 360,000 EUR for the Procurement of Equipment for aquarium for Institute of Marine Biology. Equipment provider will be selected on public tender which is ongoing. The equipment will be installed in line with executive project developed by the IMB. For reference see attached file: Aquarium_Boka-Layout.pdf.
The objective of this call for expressions of interest is to set up a list of external experts for project MonteAqua.
Text of the full call is available at the following: LINK.
ToR for Local Coordinator Kotor is available at the following: LINK.
ToR for Aquarist is available at the following: LINK.
ToR for the Public Relations Officers is available at the following: LINK.
ToR for the Maintenance Officer is available at the following: LINK.
To apply, click on the following: LINK.