Ocean through Eyes of Scientists

Within the annual Festival of Science organized by the Museum of the World Ocean, the Atlantic Branch of the P.P. Shirshov Institute of Oceanology and the AtlantNIRO present a joint exhibition project “The Ocean through the Eyes of Scientists”.

Collaboration between the museum staff and scientists resulted in 20 unique photographs made during research expeditions to diverse locations on Earth. Antarctica, the Black Sea, the Baltic Sea coast and other corners of the planet were caught by our talented fellow-townsmen’s cameras. As well, the exhibition features macrophotography that is of a great interest in the scientific community. The Kaliningrad region is a locality with unique cultural, spiritual, economic and social assets. This is a marine land where modern naval, fishing and research fleets are based. With the unique photographs handed over to the museum collection, the museum and scientists fulfill a very important mission for preservation of the history of the World Ocean exploration and promotion of science.The new exhibition project makes it possible to peep into laboratories on research vessels, see how scientific discoveries are made and enjoy the World Ocean through the eyes of people who study its riches, laws and character. As well, one can think about a great role of the ocean in the planet’s wellbeing and a necessity to study it as much extensively as possible. The exhibition “The Ocean through the Eyes of Scientists” is on till the end of February, 2021.

The P.P. Shirshov Institute of Oceanology RAS is the oldest and largest research oceanographic centre in Russia. This is the only Russia’s institute dealing with research in all the branches of nautical sciences,  including physics, climatology, chemistry, biology and geology of the ocean as well as with independent design of nautical research tools and equipment. The Institute is also the only Russia’s centre conducting research in all the oceans including the Arctic and subantarctic waters of the Southern Ocean as well as a majority of marginal and inland seas. The Baltic Branch of the VNIRO was founded in spring 1949. In 1956, the branch was reorganized into an independent institute – the BaltNIRO; in 1962 – into the Atlantic Research Institute of Fisheries and Oceanography (AtlantNIRO); in 2019 the AtlantNIRO was integrated into the Russian Federal Research Institute of Fisheries and Oceanography and became the Atlantic Branch of the VNIRO (AtlantNIRO). To protect the interests of the national fisheries, the AtlantNIRO takes part in seven regional international organizations and cooperates with foreign research centres. The Institute targets its work at setting up scientific and informational support for the national fishing industry in the regions assigned to the AtlantNIRO as well as at developing guidelines on efficient use of water bioresources.

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