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EXChAngE Launched

EXChAngE Launched

Dubrovnik, Kotor. The launching event of the project “Explore Cross-border Aquatic Biodiversity – EXChAngE” was held on 19th October 2020 in Dubrovnik, Croatia, and Kotor, Montenegro. The event was organized as a combined seminar and webinar, due to Covid-19 travel and meeting restrictions. All 5 project partners from 3 countries: from Croatia Institute for Marine and Coastal Research of the University…

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Invitation to Webinar “Blue Pass as New Adriatic Tourism Offer”

Invitation to Webinar “Blue Pass as New Adriatic Tourism Offer”

Dear Colleagues and Partners, On Monday 19 October 2020, from 10:30 to 11:30 CEST, we will host our webinar on “Blue Pass as New Adriatic Tourism Offer”. We are presenting the project “Explore Cross-border Aquatic Biodiversity – EXChAngE” which is developing a new tourism product – Blue Pass. It will enable visits of new thematic routes with improved infrastructure: Dubrovnik…

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MonteAqua project extended

MonteAqua project extended

Kotor, Montenegro. It takes much more time, under extraordinary circumstances caused by the Covid-19 pandemic, to translate the concept of Aquarium Boka from drawings into reality. The assembling work is in progress but with significant delay. Therefore, the implementation period of the project “Center for the Protection of the Biodiversity of the Sea Boka Aquarium – MonteAqua” (Norwegian Ministry of Foreign…

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WilD’Art in the Aquarium Boka

WilD’Art in the Aquarium Boka

Kotor, Montenegro. Massimiliano Lipperi and his team from the Studio WildArt, as a partner to our contractor Panaque srl. Rome, finished the artistic decoration of all 16 tanks in the Aquarium Boka. Following our concept design, they created 3D display of habitats which hopefully will capture visitors’ attention, curiosity, and emotional sphere to bond with Aquarium Boka vision. Massimiliano is…

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Boka Aquatic Biodiversity as New Tourism Offer

Boka Aquatic Biodiversity as New Tourism Offer

A partnership agreement for implementing the project “Explore Cross-border Aquatic Biodiversity – EXChAngE” is signed on 11th September 2020 in the Institute of Marine Biology, the University of Montenegro. By signing the Agreement, the Institute is granted with Eur 430,000 from the European Union IPA II funds from the Interreg IPA Cross-border Cooperation Programme Croatia-Bosnia and Herzegovina-Montenegro 2014-2020. On the…

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Marine pollution doesn’t recognize the territorial boundaries

Marine pollution doesn’t recognize the territorial boundaries

The international cooperation and contribution to the international framework and data sharing are an indispensable measure in resolving marine pollution issues. Institute of Marine Biology of the University of Montenegro (IMB) has published study “Preventing marine pollution” which highlighted the importance of the media support in promoting the preservation of the sea and the ocean as the basis for a…

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How John Dory protects Adriatic fishes

How John Dory protects Adriatic fishes

Institute of Marine Biology of the University of Montenegro (IMB) has published a study “Rare and Endangered Fish Species in The Adriatic Sea and Proposal for Marine Flagship Species” which has proposed John Dory (Zeus faber) as a “flagship species” for the recently established Aquarium Boka. The study presents an updated list of Adriatic fish species. Of more than 400…

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Values of Montenegrin coast and seabed

Values of Montenegrin coast and seabed

The Montenegrin coast and seabed represent national values ​​that must be preserved. The Institute of Marine Biology of the University of Montenegro has published a study entitled “Protection of the coastal and marine areas of Montenegro” which provides an overview of literature references and activities for a proposal for the proclamation of three marine protected areas in Montenegro. The study…

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European Ell is a flagship species of the Skadar lake

European Ell is a flagship species of the Skadar lake

KOTOR, MONTENEGRO, 22.06.2020 – Institute of Marine Biology of the University of Montenegro has published study “Evaluating status of European eel (Anguilla anguilla) in the Skadar lake which indicates ell as lake’s flagship species. The study describes ell as a highly endangered fish species. Eel inhabits the whole water mass of Skadar lake, from its shoreline to its central part,…

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