Topics

• Aquatic organisms in Aquariums.  Species composition, increasing collection’s attractiveness for visitors, husbandry, culture and replenishment of collections. Transportation of the hydrobionts.

• Life Support Systems (LSS). Principle approaches to LSS development for different species of hydrobionts (animals and plants), innovative technological decisions. Water preparation. Operational experience under current conditions. Hydrochemistry. Control of specified water parameters. Methods, protocols and procedures in use. Automatic test and control systems.

• Veterinary. Quarantine. Diseases of aquatic vertebrates in captive husbandry. Actual methods of diagnosis and treatment. Veterinary Pharmacology.

Marine mammals in public aquariums. Husbandry, veterinary management, trainingNEW!

• Economic aspects in public aquarium maintenance. Operating expenses in operation of a public aquarium. Role of advertising in marketing.

• Modern approaches to designing and building aquariums. Entertainment centers as a perspective in aquarium development (including design and construction of new aquariums, zoning, exposition area arrangement, decoration technics of dry zones and area inside the aquariums). Multimedia and interactive technologies of different types.

• Work with visitors. Educational and other programs to attract different categories of visitor population. Interactive technologies in exposition area arrangement.

Round tables:

• Yunchis O.N. Ichthyopathological work in public aquariums - features of organizations.
• Telegin A.V.  Diving service in public aquariums - features of the activity.
• Labutov O.V. Modern trends in biotope aquaria.