Havets Hus, founded in 1993, is a public marine Aquarium located adjacent to the Gullmarsfjord in Sweden, a protected area due to its unique environment. Their mission is to spread knowledge about marine life and its importance to present and coming generations, by using the knowledge of the past as well as current science and leading innovation. Over 100 marine species representative of the inhabitants of the waters of Skagerrakt and Kattegatt are to be found in the Aquarium. Havets Hus has been breeding and releasing tagged sharks annually since 2003 as part of a conservation and research project.
In addition to the visit of the Aquarium, Havets Hus offer daily programs for visitors, educational classes for school, and adventures in the summer period such as outdoor summer schools and camps for children. Seal and bird watching tours are also on offer during the summer season.
Within Marine Mammals, Havets Hus is responsible for the development of teaching materials and units within the field of marine mammal diving physiology as well as organizing and conducting summer schools, teacher trainings and symposia. Furthermore, Havets Hus will be involved in the conceptual planning and testing of exhibition ideas (e.g. an interactive poster) and in the planning and testing of outreach material.
Dr. Helen Sköld