50th Anniversary of the Piran Marine Biology Station - Postcard
50th Anniversary of the Piran Marine Biology Station - Postcard for only GBP £0.85
On 10 October 2019 at the Portorož Auditorium we willcelebrate the 50th anniversary of the Piran Marine Biology Station (MBP) of the National Institute of Biology.
The mission of the only Slovenian research unit to focusexclusively on marine ecosystems is to create superlativeknowledge to understand the processes and changes in the sea.
MBP was founded in 1969 as an independent unit of theInstitute of Biology at the University of Ljubljana. Majorcredit for its establishment goes to Prof. Dr Franc Sušnik and Prof. Dr Jože Štirn. The rst station was based at a villa on Sončna pot street in Portorož. Then in 2004–2006we moved to newly built premises with a wonderful viewof Piran Bay.
The rst research covered censuses of fauna and ora peculiarities of the Slovenian sea. Over the decades, the elds of research at MBP expanded relative to the professional structure of the sta and the requirements of domestic and international expert circles. It is interestingto note that research of biodiversity has remained the central pillar of our activity right up to the present day, and it has been included in many basic and applied projects.
Fifty years is a long time, and we may look back withnostalgia, but the results of our work, our drive and perseverance are a guarantee that our vision will remain constant: MBP is an internationally recognised and nationally leading research group that is developing partnership with academic and government institutions, with industry and other users.
Assoc. Prof. Dr Patricija Mozetič,
head of the Piran Marine Biology Station,
National Institute of Biology