The Lisbon Oceanarium is a large public aquarium whose prestige is widely recognised, not only in Lisbon and Portugal, but also across the world. Visited by approximately 1 million people every year, the Oceanarium is the most popular cultural attraction in Portugal.
The excellent exhibitions organised by the Oceanarium and the architectural features of its buildings, full of symbolism, allow for a unique, unforgettable experience. The Oceanarium consists of two buildings connected by a large forecourt: the original Oceans Building and the new Sea Building. The forecourt, from which the exhibitions and the educational area can be accessed, boasts a magnificent panel featuring 55 thousand tiles.
As a modern aquarium, the Oceanarium is committed to continuously developing educational activities aimed at encouraging people to learn more about the oceans and marine species. The Oceanarium also focuses on its mission and seeks to draw people’s attention to current environmental issues. In this sense, the Oceanarium collaborates with several institutions with a view to promoting ocean sustainability, by supporting scientific research and marine biodiversity conservation projects. The Oceanarium employs a team of highly qualified biologists and engineers who ensure the quality of its exhibitions and provide consulting services to several aquariums and similar institutions.
The Oceanarium has implemented an Integrated Quality and Environmental management System as part of its development strategy. The Oceanarium was the first public aquarium in Europe to achieve the ISO 9001, 14001 and EMAS (Eco-Management and Audit Scheme) Quality Certifications.
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