Collaborations and research

L’Aquàrium de Barcelona has taken part and continues to take part in R&D&I projects with several public institutions, giving support to scientific studies or projects related to the marine environment. We provide spaces to conduct studies (quarantine room), material and specialised technical staff. Besides, we participate in the design of the projects. 

At the same time, we also offer ourselves as a space for dissemination, education and a vehicle for the transmission of information and biological material. For us, being able to work and collaborate with these entities allows us to acquire new knowledge and be in constant contact with scientists of our interest who have become consultants in certain situations, and to be able to collaborate in marine conservation projects and in projects that allow us to improve our knowledge of the marine environment and the biology of the organisms that live in it.

Below are some of the studies, research programmes, collaborations and conservation programmes that we have carried out over the years:

Studies and research programmes

Conservation projects

Collaboration with the Fishermen’s Guild of L’Estartit and the Natural Park of Montgrí to promote the reproduction of Sepia officinalis by creating protected areas to favour the hatching of eggs. The project aims to combine the preservation of the natural heritage, the revitalisation of the local economy and the spread of natural values amongst the population. 

Collaboration with Submón. This event began with the journey of different ecological bottles containing an environmental challenge along 5 routes throughout Spain, which began on 8 June 2017 and ended on 24 November of the same year at the CENEAM (National Centre for Environmental Education) in Valsaín (Segovia).

L’Aquàrium de Barcelona participates as a member of the Arctic Ambassador Center Network: “From plankton to polar bear – the importance of the food chain”. Lecture given by biologists from L’Aquàrium de Barcelona to students at the Daina Isard School in Olesa de Montserrat. 

This project aims to contribute to the knowledge of the marine fauna and flora of the seabed off our coasts, as well as the impact of a large city on aquatic ecosystems. Collaboration with VIMAR, the scientific team of the Department of Biology and Ecology of the Faculty of Biology of the University of Barcelona, the scientific team of L’Aquàrium de Barcelona and the Department of Natural Heritage and Marine Environment of FECDAS.