|Blue World Institute|
|The Blue World Institute (BWI) 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, approximately 100 school groups attend these programmes every year. These programmes are recognized by the Croatian Education and Teacher Training Agency and the Ministry of Science, Education and Sports. Since 2006 we have worked continuously with local school children – the Little Blue World (LBW) and Blue World Junior (BWJ) groups, and since 2011 with local students in Blue World Youth Club (BWYC). In 2006, our BWJ group became a member of international network of school groups UNESCO SEMEP. Members of BWJ and the BWYC participate every year in the international event Clean up the Med – the organization of beach clean-up in local community.
The Conservation programme translates the research into management and policy recommendations for the relevant national, regional and international authorities.
Besides educational program in Lošinj Marine educational Centre we also have Internship program and Eco-Volunteering program.
|Blue World Institute (BWI)
51551 Veli Lošinj, CROATIA
Phone : 00 385 51 604 666