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Salvador Oceanarium

Brazil
Stage 2: Project Investigation
Stage 2: Project Investigation
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PROJECT LOCATION (E.G. MAJOR GEOGRAPHIC REFERENCE)
Salvador Bahia Brazil 
OPPORTUNITY FOR PRIVATE SECTOR INVOLVEMENT
Equity Debt - Private Sector Construction Operations Advisors
DATE ENTERED PIPELINE
07 February 2018
LAST UPDATED
Q2 2018
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Project Description
The state of Bahia houses a wide range of tropical marine and coastal ecosystems, inhabited by the main species of the Brazilian coast. The oceanarium designed for Salvador shall follow the definition of oceanarium adopted by the Ministry of Tourism, in that case, a space destined for visitation, entertainment, studies and investigations, which reproduce the complex diversity of living beings that inhabit the global ocean, represented by four distinct habitats: Atlantic, Antarctic, Pacific and Indian. An oceanarium designed to be located in the state of Bahia, which has the largest coastal area of Brazil, and in a city overlooking the world's largest tropical bay with the largest variety of coral reefs in the Western Atlantic Ocean, can not fail to consider the diversity of its own habitat, and, therefore, it is crucial that the oceanarium's design reflects this natural wealth. In this context, the implementing of the Salvador aquarium shall not only contribute to the conservation of marine ecosystems, but it will also serve to diversify the range of tourist products in the state, highlighting the marine environment for touristic and educational purposes and boosting the state's economy in a sustainable way. The basic studies for the Salvador Oceanarium have already been conducted, and the space is supposed to serve as a space for the exhibition of marine species, as well as a centre for scientific studies and research. According to these studies, five areas of visitation and studies/surveys are envisaged, four of them consisting of four environments with nine tanks each, and the fifth, comprising six tanks for the recovery of marine animals. Based on the evaluation of management models already implemented in other countries and in Brazil, the studies presented three possible models: a) public, b) private for profit, and c) private non-profit.
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Project stage info
Stage 1: Initial Government Announcement
Completed
Stage 2: Project Investigation
Completed
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