20.03.2014
Kategorie: CC NEGET, Balticmuseums2.0+

BalticMuseums presented in European Parliament


On March 19th, 2014 a delegation of the project „BalticMuseums 2.0 Plus“ had
the great opportunity to present the results of the international
cooperation in the European Parliament. This lunch briefing was organised by
the Brussels office of the German Marine Research Consortium. MEP Radvile
Morkunaite-Mikuleniene from Lithuania was host of the briefing, that
attracted over thirty representatives from the European parliament and
different European organisations in Brussels. Beate Gminder, Head of Unit,
DG Maritime Affairs and Fisheries EC, introduced with a keynote address.  
Next receiving information about the development of electronic visitor
guidance systems (eGuides) for oceanographic museums, the participants of
the briefing made use of the opportunity to personally test the
multi-lingual eGuides of the museums from Germany, Poland and Lithuania.
„The use of information technology in oceanographic museums offers great
potential for growth and directly supports the EU strategy „Blue Growth“,
especially the development of coastal tourism,“ states Professor Klotz, head
of the „BalticMuseums 2.0 Plus“ project, that is part-financed within the
South Baltic Programme by the European Regional Development fund. „The EU
has committed itself to support coastal tourism, comprising also the vast
distribution of knowledge about the sea to the general public. The project
team unites the necessary expertise of information technology, the sea and
educational concepts,“ explains Dr. Jan-Stefan Fritz, Brussels office of the
German Marine Research Consortium, the reason for inviting the BalticMuseums
project to the European Parliament.