Since its inception in 1990, the Swire Institute of Marine Science (SWIMS), an off-campus facility at Cape d’Aguilar Marine Reserve under HKU Science, has long been a premier marine centre driving the advances of marine ecosystems in Hong Kong and surrounding region. Its continuous development relies on its relentless pursuit of vibrancy in research and fostering of collaborations, which cannot be achieved without upgrading its infrastructure over time. After three decades since its launch, the time has come for SWIMS to modernise and keep up with the times. This led to the construction of a new laboratory annex.
A Plaque Unveiling and Opening Ceremony will take place at SWIMS on July 28, 2021, celebrating the opening of its expansion and marking the beginning of a new era in marine research developments. And with the reopening of SWIMS, Hong Kong’s famous whale will also undergo its first restoration initiative in 20 years and its rebirth symbolises the restoration of marine conservation icon.