Maritime Forum

Maritime Forum Themes



Expert(s) : Antonio Di Natale; Nicola Costa
Genova, Italy
Type of member : NGO
Sea basin :
  • Mediterranean Sea
  • International (other sea-basins / ocean)
Topics :
  • Food from the ocean
  • Climate and the ocean
  • Healthy and clean ocean
Environmental domains :
  • Marine/Ocean
  • Freshwater
Main activities :
  • Marine Science / Research
The Fondazione Acquario di Genova has a substantial experience in educational, awareness and research initiatives, at the local, regional, national and international level. The main focus is on the sustainable use of aquatic resources and in increasing the awareness for the public at large by using the best available tools and scientific knowledge. The Foundation carried out several projectes in Italy, in the Mediterranean Sea, in Africa, Asia and Australia and it developed a top-level label (Ecocrest) for sustainable and ethic aquatic products. We have a framework agreement with the Garbage Patch State (officially recognised by UNESCO), WWF, legambiente and Marevivo for the plastic in the ocean, and another framework agreement with the Slow Food Foundation and Slow Food for promoting the sustainable use of aquatic food. We scientifically participate to two UN Teams of Experts for the Ocean and cooperate with ACCOBAMS for the protection of Cetaceans.