On the 22nd of May, date that marked the 20th anniversary of EXPO 98, the “Pavilhão do Conhecimento – Centro de Ciência Viva” had a programme dedicated to the oceans. This pavilion reopened in 1990 as “PavilhãoConhecimento – Centro de Ciência Viva”, however keeping the thematic of the ocean in its identity.
On this day, institutions and organizations connected to the thematic of the sea and the ocean, had the opportunity to show to the public the changes that happened in the past 20 years and the researches made to respond to the challenges faced nowadays. Some of the themes approached were Plastics, acidification of the ocean, rising of the sea level, loss of biodiversity, sustainable food, blue biotechnology and exploitation of seabed.
It was inaugurated, as well, the exhibition Skeleton sea, produced by two plastic artists and surfers which create their pieces from waste collected on beaches and the sea.
This initiative counted with the presence of the First Minister, António Costa and the Minister of Science, Technology and Higher Education, Manuel Heitor.