UNDERWATER GARDENS INTERNATIONAL

Underwater Gardens International is a company formed by a multidisciplinary network of professionals and experts with wide international recognition that integrates both a scientific and business perspective.

UNDERWATER GARDENS INTERNATIONAL

Underwater Gardens International is a company formed by a multidisciplinary network of professionals and experts with wide international recognition that integrates both a scientific and business perspective.

CHANNELING CAPITAL FOR
OCEAN REGENERATION

 WE ARE PIONEERS IN CREATING «INNOVATIVE SOLUTIONS» THAT MAKE SCIENCE-BASED MARINE REGENERATION VIABLE TO ADAPT AND MITIGATE CLIMATE CHANGE IN THE OCEAN, WHILE PROMOTING LOCAL SOCIO-ECONOMIC GROWTH

CHANNELING CAPITAL FOR OCEAN REGENERATION

 WE ARE PIONEERS IN CREATING «INNOVATIVE SOLUTIONS» THAT MAKE SCIENCE-BASED MARINE REGENERATION VIABLE TO ADAPT AND MITIGATE CLIMATE CHANGE IN THE OCEAN, WHILE PROMOTING LOCAL SOCIO-ECONOMIC GROWTH

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SEA GARDENS
OCEAN REGENERATIVE SOLUTIONS

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SEA GARDENS ARE «UNDERWATER GARDENS» THAT RESPOND IN AN INTELLIGENT AND INTEGRATED WAY TO THE SPECIFIC REGENERATION NEEDS OF A DAMAGED ECOSYSTEM THROUGH SMART ENHANCED REEFS (SER®), A NEW GENERATION OF INTELLIGENT REEFS THAT ALLOW MARINE LIFE TO REGENERATE AND INCREASE LOCAL BIODIVERSITY

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UNDERWATER GARDENS PARK
CONNECTING PEOPLE WITH THE SEA

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UNDERWATER GARDENS PARK IS THE «FIRST REGENERATIVE PARK» THAT BRINGS A NEW WAY TO RAISE AWARENESS AND CONNECT SOCIETY WITH THE OCEAN THROUGH EDUCATION AND ENTERTAINMENT (EDUTAINMENT)

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SEA GARDENS
OCEAN REGENERATIVE SOLUTIONS

SEA GARDENS ARE «UNDERWATER GARDENS» THAT RESPOND IN AN INTELLIGENT AND INTEGRATED WAY TO THE SPECIFIC REGENERATION NEEDS OF A DAMAGED ECOSYSTEM THROUGH SMART ENHANCED REEFS (SER®), A NEW GENERATION OF INTELLIGENT REEFS THAT ALLOW MARINE LIFE TO REGENERATE AND INCREASE LOCAL BIODIVERSITY

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UNDERWATER GARDENS PARK
CONNECTING PEOPLE WITH THE SEA

UNDERWATER GARDENS PARK IS THE «FIRST REGENERATIVE PARK» THAT BRINGS A NEW WAY TO RAISE AWARENESS AND CONNECT SOCIETY WITH THE OCEAN THROUGH EDUCATION AND ENTERTAINMENT (EDUTAINMENT)

WHAT´S HAPPENING

MAY 24, 2024

UNDERWATER GARDENS INTERNATIONAL AT THE I FORO ECONÓMICO Y SOCIAL DEL MEDITERRÁNEO

As part of the I Mediterranean Economic and Social Forum, organized by El Periódico, from the editorial group Prensa Ibérica, and the ”la Caixa” Foundation, the debate day «Meeting of the Council of Experts» was held, focusing on the importance of the blue economy.

Underwater Gardens International presented the first of three panels under the theme «The role of the Mediterranean city in the regeneration of the seabed», moderated by our Director of Biology and Institutional Relations, Dr. Puri Canals, with the participation of speakers such as Andor Serra Merckens, Director of the Barcelona Nautical Cluster; Sito Alarcón, Director of the Barcelona Zoo; Pep Hurtado, from the Strategic Office of the Barcelona Coastal Area; Enrique Isla, Scientist at CIM-CSIC; and Miquel de la Mano, Technical Director of BCN Port Innovation.

The panel addressed crucial topics such as the need for a shift towards a sustainable model and the importance of initiating a cooperative process among public administrations, the economic sector, and civil society. Puri Canals concluded with a reflection on how Barcelona must take an active role in its coastline, implementing regenerative actions that can serve as a model for other cities.

Following, the panel «What is the role of institutions in the face of the blue economy?» introduced various institutional perspectives thanks to contributions from Anna Majó, Director of Business Innovation at Barcelona Activa; Emma Cobos, Director of Innovation and Business Strategy at the Port of Barcelona; José Antonio Vázquez, Director of the Barcelona Institute of Logistics; Olga Cerezo, Director of the Olympic Port of Barcelona; and moderated by Cristina Buesa, journalist at El Periódico.

The event concluded with the debate «What is the future of the blue economy?» where our Director of Biology and Scientist, Sergio Rossi, highlighted the need to unify the scientific and academic worlds, emphasizing the success story of Ocean Citizen, the international consortium sponsored by Underwater Gardens International, whose goal is to create a replicable protocol for the global restoration of underwater coasts.

A special thanks to Sergi Loughney, Director of Institutional Relations at the ”la Caixa” Foundation; Albert Sáez Casas, Director of El Periódico; Martí Saballs, Director of Economic Content at Prensa Ibérica; the speakers; and the entire organization team, who made this 1st Mediterranean Economic and Social Forum possible.

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«The ocean together with its coastal zones plays a central and positive role in human life»

«The global ocean regulates the climate, nurtures biodiversity for sustainable fishing, and produces most of the oxygen we breathe. Its extraordinary beauty and wealth shape the world’s economy and is even considered an essential part of the human consciousness and mental health. People have lived in harmony with the ocean for generations. However, nowadays, most common social and economic models are causing environmental damages. As a result, vulnerable marine resources and habitats are endangered. Climate change with its extreme weather events, rising sea levels, higher acidity, and deoxygenation of the global ocean inflict devastating pressure on the resilience of precious ecosystems.»

UNDERWATER GARDENS INTERNATIONAL

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C/ París 207, 2º 1ª 08008 Barcelona, Spain
Phone: +34 930 236 948
Email: info@underwatergardens.com
Web: www.underwatergardens.com

©2022 Underwater Gardens International. All rights reserved.

C/ París 207, 2º 1ª 08008 Barcelona, Spain
Phone: +34 930 236 948
Email: info@underwatergardens.com
Web: www.underwatergardens.com

©2022 Underwater Gardens International. All rights reserved.