Dublin Bay UNESCO Biosphere Discovery Centre

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Dublin City Council (DCC) is embarking upon an exciting project to build the Dublin Bay UNESCO Biosphere Discovery Centre in the heart of the UNESCO Biosphere on Bull Island. An ambitious yet sensitive design that creates a powerful place for discovery and learning the Centre will illustrate and interpret Bull Island, Dublin Bay, the world network of Biosphere Regions and global climate issues.

It is the ambition of Dublin City Council that the Discovery Centre will be the genesis for the resolution of the management issues in the nature reserve and Dublin Bay as well as inspiring the values of UNESCO in promoting global citizenship.

Uniquely, the Discovery Centre will provide opportunity to people of all abilities in society who heretofore could not access the dunes and beach to visit the Nature Reserve and gain an understanding of the intricate terrestrial and marine ecosystems that make the Bull Island and Dublin Bay such a special place.  The Discovery Centre will also act as a ‘gateway’ to the Nature Reserve and clearly signify the importance of the Nature Reserve as a wilderness that must be respected.

For an update on the project click on this link –

For details of the design process to date click on the following link

For details of the story the Discovery Centre will tell click on the following link

For details of the planning process to date click on the following link

To submit your views on our online survey click on the following link

The Role of Visitor Centres in UNESCO Sites 2018

 

 

 

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