HUMAN & AQUATIC ECOSYSTEMS

Aquatic ecosystems are an integral part of human history, contributing to the survival and evolution of human communities. The human relationship with aquatic ecosystems evolved changing rapidly from era to era. A significant percentage of the world's population now lives in coastal ecosystems and depends heavily on the ecosystem services they provide. Exploring these relationships over time is a new innovative branch of science that can effectively contribute to finding solutions for today. At iSea we believe that the study of the interaction that Greek local communities have historically had with aquatic ecosystems can help to better understand the social factors related to conservation and management and contribute significantly to the development of more effective practices.


ON- GOING PROJECTS

Learn-Participate-Protect the environment

This is the most critical decade to address key global environmental issues, which requires the transition of the economy and society to a sustainable future. In this context, the European Green Deal sets climate and environmental goals, but also the necessary steps, policies, and initiatives to achieve them.

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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 implementation

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RiskMan

RiskMan project is an Erasmus+ project that aims to strengthen the Educational Capacity for Risk Management of Non-Native Aquatic Species in the Western Balkan Region (Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Montenegro) by promoting the education of stakeholders and higher education students and stimulate cooperation among the target countries

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FishMedic

The aim of the project is to investigate the occurrence of medicinal substances in the muscle tissue of commercial fish species, the assessment of their concentrations, but also to simultaneously raise awareness and update the wider public about proper management of medicines.

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Pick The Alien

An initiative of iSea and the Cyclades Preservation Fund to study the biology of alien species and tackle them through gastronomy

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CONCLUDED PROJECTS

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.

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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.

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Become Kookoonari: An experiential program to create zero waste schools

The program "Become Kookoonari: An experiential program to create zero waste schools" aims to promote waste reduction through experiential workshops and educational activities for adults and children!

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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).

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Children perception of marine environment

Children’s drawings are an innovative and powerful tool that 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 analyzing their drawings.

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