Ergansenteret is a modern information center focusing on the digital and interactive outsourcing of knowledge about maritime cultural history, marine technology and the marine and maritime industries. The purpose is to make the maritime/marine industries more accessible for the broader public.
The center would like to have a modern and innovative image with an educational programme for the school system and use technological communications methods.
Ergansenteret will function as a portal for the stretch of coast from Bud-Kristiansund, which is one of the national “Cultural Monuments and Value Creation” pilot projects, under the direction of Møre and Romsdal County Council, the Directorate for Cultural Heritage and the Ministry of the Environment, starting on national tourist routes.
The main theme of the center’s information package is the relationship between the sea and society in the past, present and future with a focus on marine resources, maritime cultural history, marine technology, marine geo and bio-project planning. There is also a section about the future forms of marine-based energy production – gas, oil, wind, wave power etc.
All mediation of information at the Ergansenteret will be based on experience and participation. Visitors will be involved in an engaging and thought-provoking manner. They will experience situations, dilemmas and consequences themselves. This will occur through interaction, interplay and experiences involving the senses.
The message is mediated at two different levels and there is content both for those with a special interest and for the general public. The center will be rich in stories that visitors can explore and experience themselves.
After the opening, the center will be a force for spreading knowledge about maritime cultural history and marine/maritime industries as well as being a significant player within this information field, both nationally and internationally.
The official opening of Ergansenteret takes place in June 2013.