From May 5th to 7th a free event on marine citizen science and underwater forests will be held at various locations in Mallorca; organized by Observadores de Mar and MedGardens.
The aim of this meeting is to connect the general public with the sea through knowledge and practice.
Therefore, we have planned a diverse program to reach different sensitivities. 3 days in which you will learn from experts through lectures, but also by putting into practice both on the coast and underwater snorkeling or diving. A catamaran trip is also planned for those who prefer to connect from the surface.
The days are scheduled as follows:
In the afternoon at the Yacht Club of Port Adriano there will be a series of presentations on citizen science, marine biodiversity, scientific research, marine stewardship, among others. Details of the speakers are given in the program.
In the morning on the beach of Formentor there will be a recognition activity of the brown seaweed Cystoseira s.l. All this by the hand of MedGardens, Arrels Marines and Tramuntana diving. In the afternoon, we will enjoy a trip around the bay of Palma on board the Life&Sea catamaran, thanks to the TrueWorld collaboration, where we will learn about marine protected areas by the Marilles Foundation and, whoever wants, will be able to get into the water and snorkel.
In the morning we will make a diving trip in Cala Bona with the Albatros diving center to make a census of fish indicators of climate change. All this information will be used for the scientific project 'Fish and Warming' of Observers of the Sea.
The activities are for free thanks to the support of all the organizing and collaborating partners.
You can register separately for each activity by choosing one, several or all of them.
All the data provided to citizen science help to expand the knowledge that subsequently nourishes decision-making in management institutions. At the same time, the awareness that is acquired helps society as a whole to also commit to greater marine conservation.
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