Black Sea CONNECT Partner NIMRD “Grigore Antipa” Opens its Doors for Engaging Marine Research Open Day during European Maritime Day

On April 6th, 2023, the National Institute for Marine Research and Development “Grigore Antipa” (NIMRD) hosted an enriching event as part of the European Maritime Day in Romania. Welcoming enthusiastic visitors,  Marine Research Open Day event, as a part of European Maritime Day in My Country 2023 provided an insightful glimpse into the captivating world of marine research. This event was organized through the coordinated efforts of Dr. Nicoleta Damir and Dr. Elena Bisinicu, both of whom are actively involved in the Black Sea Young Ambassadors Programme.

The event’s dynamic program encompassed a diverse range of activities, including hands-on laboratory experiments that brought to life various facets of marine science. Participants were captivated by the opportunity to visualize phytoplankton and zooplankton species using state-of-the-art inverted microscopes, delving into the microscopic intricacies that underpin marine ecosystems.

The aquaculture laboratory was also visited for an up-close exploration of the innovative practices driving sustainable aquatic resource management. Visitors were also granted access to the institute’s impressive ichthyologic collection, gaining insights into the rich biodiversity of marine life that NIMRD studies and preserves.

One of the highlights of the event was the presentation of cutting-edge oceanographic equipment and its practical applications. This segment showcased the instrumental role that technology plays in advancing marine research and understanding the complex interactions within our oceans.

The Marine Research Open Day stands as a testament to the institute’s commitment to public engagement and the dissemination of scientific knowledge. By bridging the gap between researchers and the general public, this event not only inspired a deeper appreciation for marine ecosystems but also highlighted the significance of ongoing research in preserving the delicate balance of our seas and ocean.