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DN reports on the building of the Baltic Sea Science Center at Skansen

In 2011 Skansen told BalticSea2020 about the idea of building a house where Skansen visitors have the opportunity to discover the Baltic Sea and its unique ecosystems. The building of the Baltic Sea Science Center started in fall 2016 and will be open to the public next year.

The purpose of the knowledge center is to describe both how humans adversely affect the Baltic Sea and what can be done to change the negative development. The center will have three focus areas: eutrophication, environmental hazards and fishing, where interactivity and learning will be a common thread throughout. The Baltic Sea Science Center's primarily audience is high school- and secondary school students, but it will be as exciting for Skansen's other visitors. Three major aquariums are planned, one to show what reed dominated bays look like, with pike, perch and other coastal fish. An aquarium with fish shoals like herring and an aquarium with the predatory fish cod and salmon. The predatory fish aquarium will have a glass tunnel which will enable visitors to view and explore the marine environment from within. In total, the aquariums will contain about 40 different fish species and 15 invertebrates. The building will have a gross area of 2,000 square meters.

The project is funded by Skansen and BalticSea2020, with BalticSea2020 as the main financier. Stockholm University and Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences are part of the Baltic Sea Science Center knowledge council.

To read the article on Dagens Nyheter (DN), please click here. The article is in Swedish.Skansen