Water is the source of all life on Earth. Aquatic ecosystems are an integral piece of human history for survival and evolution, contributing a significant part to the creation of societies by the way it is known. The connection between humans and the marine ecosystem is one that is evolving abreast and changing through time. The investigation of all these connections through time is a new scientific sector, which contributes effectively to the detection of solutions for today. In iSea we believe that the research of the historical interactions of local Greek communities and aquatic ecosystems could conduce a better understanding of social factors associated with protection, management and the application of better practices.
ON- GOING PROJECTS
MARINE Education and COmmunication network on the MEDiterranean
The MARINE_ECOMED Project is framed to promote research and cooperation within the Mediterranean region in the field of sustainable management of marine and coastal areas, innovative communication and education strategies to support its implementationRead more
Marine Biodiversity Citizen Science Summer School
The project aims at empowering the future generation of marine scientists in utilizing Citizen Science for monitoring marine biodiversity.Read more
Only together we can do it! In nature there are no discriminations: an environmental education and awareness raising program for people with disabilities.
The proposal submitted in collaboration with iSea and the Center of Employment, Training and Daily Care of Disabled "Children of Spring", that belongs to the Charitable Non-Profit Association of Parents and Guardians of Disabled in Imathia, is implemented within the Points of Support Program, a joint initiative by the TIMA Charitable Foundation, the John S. Latsis Public Benefit Foundation, the Hellenic Hope charity organization, and the Bodossaki Foundation.Read more
Evaluating the attitudes of common people towards sharks
This study is a collaborative project involving the Department of Biology of the University of Padova (Italy), iSea (Greece), MER (Cyprus), OGS (National Institute of Oceanography and Experimental Geophysics, Italy), CHAM - Portuguese Center for Global History, FCSH/NOVA University (Portugal), A.P.C.M. (Portugal), ÇOMÜ (Turkey) ICM (Spain), NIWA (New Zealand), Planeta Océano (Peru), BALYENA (Philipines and Japan), University of Tirana (Albania) and Dutch Shark Society (Holland), Murdoch University (Australia), Deakin University (Australia), Des Requins et des Hommes (France), Women4Oceans (Japan) and South African National Biodiversity Institute (South Africa).Read more
Children perception of marine environment
Children’s drawings are an innovative and powerful tool which can overcome linguistic barriers and effectively gather information on children’s perception by opening a window into their representational world. The aim of the project is to investigate how children perceive the marine environment, detect misconceptions, identify marine species that could serve as flag species for public awareness and investigate the role of culture on children’s perception of the marine environment by analysing their drawings.Read more