Conference IV 2020 Final Results

4th International Conference "Public Aquarium in The Modern World"  was held on May 21-22, 2020 by the Saint-Petersburg Public Aquarium and International Business Centre Neptun.

We would like to congratulate all participants and speakers!

In the light of the COVID-19 outbreak, taking the participants’ safety as a priority, the organizing committee proceeded remotely by web-conference through the special software. 272 delegates from 38 countries attended the conference during 2 days of work.

Russia - 147USA - 20Portugal - 11UK - 9RSA - 9Испания - 7
ОUAE - 6Mexico - 6Ukraine -  4Australia - 4Belorussia - 3Италия - 3
New Zealand - 3Hong Kong - 3Brazil - 3Latvia - 3Singapore - 2Ethiopia - 2
Slovakia - 2Czech Republic - 2Netherlands - 2Poland - 2Azerbaijan - 2Indonesia - 2
Armenia - 2Japan - 1Taiwan - 1India - 1France - 1Philippines - 1
Croatia - 1Canada - 1Estonia - 1Argentina - 1Malaysia - 1Hungary - 1
Israel - 1Albania - 1    

8 partners- sponsors and exhibitors took part in the event. Conference sponsors are world-known companies:
- ZOODA  (Russia)
- Flying Sharks (Portugal)
2-1 Animal Handling Products Ltd (UK)
- Aqua Logo Engineering (Russia)
- Aquaterix LTD (Russia)
- Vodyanoy 2020 (Russia)
- Drydenaqua (South Africa)
- Plazma-MS

A welcome speech was made by a member of the Presidium of the Union of Zoos and Aquariums of Russia, Deputy General Director for property complexes operation of CJSC "Rubin" O.N. Ryabchuk. He noted the great interest among experts in the field of public aquarium to the discussed topics at sessions and round tables.

The great interest was expressed in Round tables on current topics:
Modern legal framework for public aquariums (N.V. Menshikova),
Plants in water exposures of public aquariums (Sergey I. Chubarov),
Environmental education based on public aquarium expositions (Alexander V. Korobkov). The round table was held in the format of discussion. We prepared discussion content in advance by learning of participants request.

25 speakers made presentations, 3 speakers held thematic round tables. There were more than a 100 messages in the chat.

SessionNumber of presentations
Aquatic organisms in Aquariums.  Veterinary and ichthyopathology5
Modern approaches to designing and building aquariums. Economic aspects in public aquarium maintenance. Marketing, PR2
Work with visitors. Environmental education in public aquariums8
Life Support Systems (LSS). Hydrochemistry. Diving Service10
Round tables3

Participants marked a very good level of reports. Speakers also pointed out of interest in the topic of environmental education among visitors.

On behalf of the Eurasian Regional Association of Zoos and Aquariums (EARAZA), the Union of Zoos and Aquariums of Russia (SOZAR) and the Saint-Petersburg Public Aquarium the Head of the Conference Andrey Oppolitov invited you to participate in the next Fifth International Conference "PUBLIC AQUARIUM IN THE MODERN WORLD", which will be held in 2022!

Please, find the Certificate at your personal area. To download the Abstract book, please, click here.

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Best regards, Organizing Committee.