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24 September 2013

GoodPlanet Foundation and OMEGA present the "Planet Ocean" Exhibition at Lisbon Oceanarium

OMEGA, GoodPlanet Foundation and Oceanário de Lisboa have opened a unique exhibition featuring photographs from environmentalist from Yann Arthus-Bertrand and underwater photojournalist Brian Skerry. The “Planet Ocean” exhibition in Lisbon has been organized by GoodPlanet Foundation and OMEGA and will be open to visitors until 6 January 2014.

The extraordinary photographs from above and below the ocean’s surface were taken by Yann Arthus-Bertrand and Brian Skerry respectively. The intriguing images complement each other and offer the public a chance to appreciate the ocean from different perspectives. The captions explain the dangers threatening the oceans today and the photographs send a powerful message about the need to protect the bodies of water and marine ecosystems that cover our planet.

The opening of the exhibition took place at one of the best aquariums in Europe with special guests including Yann Arthus-Bertrand, Salomão Kolinski from Tempus and Tiago Pitta e Cunha, the President of Portugal’s Counselor for Environment, Science and Maritime Affairs.




The guests were also present at an exclusive screening of the 90-minute eco-documentary Planet Ocean, directed by Yann Arthus-Bertrand and Michel Pitiot and produced in collaboration with OMEGA.

The Oceanário de Lisboa was considered the ideal stage for the “Planet Ocean” exhibition. It is an internationally known aquarium which receives an average of 8,000 visitors per day and is considered to be the most visited cultural site in Portugal.

Opened in 1998 during the last World’s Fair, whose theme was "The Oceans, a Heritage for the Future", the Oceanário de Lisboa celebrates humankind’s connection to the ocean.

The Oceanário de Lisboa has a unique place in the country’s culture and features impressive architecture that complements the “Planet Ocean” exhibition. The two buildings of the aquarium – “Edifício dos Oceanos” and “Edifício do Mar” – are connected by a huge lobby decorated with a magnificent mosaic of 55,000 tiles. This is where visitors can admire the images of the “Planet Ocean” exhibition.




As part of its mission, the Oceanário de Lisboa continuously develops educational activities about the oceans and its ecosystems and aims to address the environmental challenges facing these sources of life. The aquarium has also been used in collaborations with several institutions focused on scientific research projects, conservation of marine biodiversity and promoting the sustainable development of oceans.

Visit the Planet Ocean Exhibition until 6 January 2014: http://www.oceanario.pt/

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