Presentation of the results of the project “Tourist Valorization of St. Anthony’s Channel in Šibenik – Phase 2”
The final presentation of the results of the project “Tourist Valorization of St. Anthony’s Channel in Šibenik – Phase 2” took place in the multimedia hall of the Visitor Center in Minerska Bay, an abandoned barracks best known to the general public from the Croatian film “How the war began on my island”. The project was carried out together with partners from the public institution Priroda ŠKŽ.
The Institute of Oceanography and Fisheries participated in this project in its initial phase and in 2019 conducted biological, chemical, and physical research in the St. Anthony Channel, but also in the entire Krka River estuary, in order to collect data and interesting material needed for the creation of visual exhibits, didactic models and multimedia content showing the richness of the biodiversity of the Channel of St. Anthony.
The visitor center has an important educational function, as it will offer four thematic educational programs for different groups of children and adults. In addition, the center will also become a reception point for all visitors to the fortress of St. Nikola, which is under the protection of UNESCO.
The main attraction of the center is the permanent exhibition “The Touch of the River and the Sea”, where all visitors can learn all about the geological origin of this area, the physical and chemical laws of mixing sea and fresh water in estuaries and the consequences this can have on the living environment. Current mareographic data on temperature, salinity, and sea currents in the channel of St. Ante.