Blue World Institute of Marine Research and Conservation

The Blue World Institute of Marine Research and Conservation through its three programmes - scientific, education and conservation - carries out several projects aimed at recording data about the life of endangered marine organisms. Research focuses on large marine vertebrates with an aim to contribute to the protection and conservation of the marine environment through public awareness and education. Through this we try to support sustainable development of local, insular communities through cooperation and an interdisciplinary approach to conservation.

In 2003 Blue World opened the first marine education centre on the eastern Adriatic coast. In the centre there are permanent and temporary exhibitions and interactive multimedia presentations. In addition the centre hosts workshops and lectures for the education of visitors and different interest and age groups. The programme is being continuously updated and changed, and has been approved by Croatian Education and Teacher Training Agency.