About the NMMST
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:::About the NMMST
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In 1979, the Executive Yuan announced twelve major development plans, one of which being a national level cultural facilities. A part of these cultural facilities was to include the establishment of a marine museum to help enhance public knowledge and consciousness in science. In June 1985, a planning committee for the marine museum was organized. After numerous experience-seeking visits to other related museums around the world and extensive planning reports and selection of sites, in September 1989, the Executive Yuan approved to have the National Museum of Marine Science and Technology (NMMST) constructed in the City of Keelung. In January 1990, the Ministry of Education established a planning committee for the establishment of NMMST. On December 20, 1997, the Provisional Office for the NMMST was formally established to begin planning and implementation work, after eight years of coordinating with the Keelung City Hall to allot and lease land for the construction of the museum.

The planning committee first began its work within an old building on the campus of National Taiwan Ocean University. In 2003, six years after the provisional office was established, it was moved to Rongxuan Garden the site of the NMMST, to begin a milestone in the construction of the NMMST. Since the founding of the provisional office, two facilities: the Chaojing Park and Chaojing Aquaculture Station (Chaojing Ocean Center) , have been opened to the public. The Chaojing Aquaculture Station is now the main exhibition, research, and educational base for the NMMST at this construction phase.