The Green Bubbles Open Workshop unfolded through about 30 oral communications from an international, trans-disciplinary and multi-sectoral panel of speakers. Communications were followed by open floor discussions, which provided useful feedback and ideas to be incorporated in the coming activities. The workshop was covered on Twitter (#GBopen)and Facebook, with real-time posts about key-points and take-home messages. Moreover, all contributions have been filmed and most will soon be shared via the upcoming Green Bubbles YouTube channel. You can download the Report of the Green Bubbles Open Workshop here (5.3 Mb).
Given the success of this first event on the many facets of sustainable diving, we are thinking about repeating it in the future. We really thank you all for joining forces and working together towards sustainable diving!
Quim Garrabou, Geraldine Fauville, Chloe Harvey, Pascal Van Erp, Veronika Mikos and Lenia Marques – the dream team of keynote speakers!
Healthy Seas and Ghost Fishing testifying their presence at the Green Bubbles Open Workshop!
Joaquim Garrabou (Spanish Institute of Marine Sciences) gave a keynote speech about the role of divers in a changing Mediterranean Sea
An amazing reconstruction of the underwater bottoms in the Portofino MPA
Healthy Seas explaining how to turn discarded fishing nets into a valuable resource
Lenia Marques (Bournemouth University and World Leisure Organisation) giving a keynote speech about diving & integrated tourism
The coordinator of Green Bubbles, Carlo Cerrano, on the first day of the Open Workshop
Chloe Harvey (Green Fins, by the Reef World Foundation) presenting about ways to improve environmental performances of diving systems