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NOVEMBER 3, 2022

UNDERWATER GARDENS WILL BE PRESENT AT COP27 CLIMATE CHANGE CONFERENCE IN SHARM EL-SHEIKH, EGYPT

We are participating in the COP27 in Sharm El Sheikh (Egypt) from November 11th to 18th, 2022.  We will be present in the Blue Zone on November 17th, at the “Solutions Day” to share the model of Underwater Gardens International as a Climate Solution.

 

OCTOBER 12, 2022

UNDERWATER GARDENS INSTALARÁ UN ARRECIFE ARTIFICIAL EN EL PORT OLÍMPIC DE BARCELONA

El arrecife artificial, formado por un centenar de biotopos, rodeará el nuevo dique de abrigo del Port Olímpic de Barcelona para atraer biodiversidad marina a este tramo del litoral.

La instalación empezará a principios de 2023 y durará 7 meses.

Las piezas 3D creadas por Underwater Gardens serán de un metro de altura y dos de ancho, con un diseño de formas orgánicas, lleno de cavidades para que puedan refugiarse en ellas especies como gorgonias, meros, congrios, morenas, esponjas, pulpos o langostas

 

OCTOBER 7, 2022

UNDERWATER GARDENS INTERNATIONAL AT INNOVATION DOCK 2022

Underwater Gardens International will be present at the Innovation Dock 2022 by Nautic Tech, organized by Salón Náutico and Seed&Click, between October 12 and 16, 2022 at Port Vell in Barcelona.

Underwater Gardens International has been selected as one of the “15 most innovative European startups” that will be presented at the Innovation Dock 2022.

Innovation Dock 2022 is a space to promote entrepreneurship and innovation in the nautical sector in a more tangible way.

OCTOBER 6, 2022

UNDERWATER GARDENS AT THE ENTREPRENEUR’S DIALOGUE BY IESE

 

Underwater Gardens International (UGI) was one of the startups participating in the Entrepreneur’s Dialogue “A Way to learn. A Mark to make. A world to change” organized by IESE Business School, from October 6 to 8 in Munich (Germany).

The speakers were Marc García-Durán, Underwater Gardens Internacional Executive President & Founder, Pepo Rullan, Specialized in Project management and Business Development, and Christophe Canler, Risk & Business advisor.

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JULY 22, 2022

OCEAN CITIZEN HAS BEEN AWARDED IN THE PROGRAM “HORIZON EUROPE”

The project OCEAN CITIZEN has been awarded with 11.4 million euros in the program “Horizon Europe”, led by the European Union Research and Innovation.

As partner of the consortium OCEAN CITIZEN, Underwater Gardens International (UGI) will have the opportunity to tightly collaborate with the other 21 international partners belonging to 7 different countries of the EU and Israel. The project will be make mainly in Tenerife, where UGI has the first ongoing regenerative park.

“Restoration acts promote biodiversity, enhance carbon sequestration and accelerate coastal and offshore resilience.”

Yet, we still lack a program that combines conservation and restoration under a unified setting, as the involvement of local citizen, embracing socio-economic parameters into opportunities.

Thus, an advanced restoration program must conjoin ecological perspectives together with societal commitment and clear economic benefits for local communities.

Responding to the above, OCEAN CITIZEN proposal represent a novel restoration approach in which a profession of “gardeners of the sea” is created and endorsed, including detailed curriculum; the project targets the restoration of the most neglected marine biome, encompassing the various types of Marine Forest (MF) organisms (seagrasses, seaweeds, sponges, corals, gorgonians, etc.); transplantation of MF organisms the is performed on land, and in situ, from shallow, mesophotic to continental shelf areas (to 90-100 meters depth); a novel approach for C sequestering and sink the full involvement of citizens and local stakeholders with a complete business plan.

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JULY 15, 2022

UGI HAS BEEN INCLUDED IN THE GREENTECH CATALOG

Underwater Gardens International (UGI) has been included in The GreenTech Catalogue, a compilation of 121 GreenTech innovative solutions from leading companies and technology centers from Barcelona-Catalonia, led by ACCIÓ and the Technological Transformation and Disruption Unit of the Government of Catalonia.

The GreenTech Catalogue is an interactive tool showcasing top solutions aiming to fight against climate change, gathers good practices and is an inspiring tool to assist you in your green transition process.

You can download The GreenTech Catalogue in the following link: http://catalonia.com/greentech-catalogue.jsp

JULY 12, 2022

UNA NOVA ENGINYERIA I JARDINERIA SUBMARINES PER SALVAR ELS MARS I OCEANS

Article publicat a la secció “Enginyeria amb propòsit”, dels fulls d´Enginyeria de Enginyers Industrials de Catalunya.

 

El document parla de com l’empresa Underwater Gardens International (UGI) dóna resposta a aquest repte, de recuperació de la biodiversitat i millora dels ecosistemes, dotant a la societat d’instruments per a la regeneració marina i l’adaptació al canvi climàtic dels serveis ecosistèmics marins, tot combinant-lo amb tasques de conscienciació y educació ambiental.

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JUNE 7, 2022

UNDERWATER GARDENS HAS BEEN ENDORSED AS PART OF THE UN OCEAN DECADE

 

We are pleased to announce amb share that our project Underwater Gardens has been endorsed by the IOC Executive Secretary as part of the UN Decade of Ocean Science for Sustainable Development 2021-2030.

The vision of the United Nations Decade of Ocean Science for Sustainable Development(2021-2030) is the “science we need for the ocean we want” and its main mission is promote transformative ocean science solutions for sustainable development, connecting people and our ocean.

The UN Ocean Decade is a convening framework for diverse stakeholders to co-design and co-deliver solution-oriented research needed for a well-functioning ocean in support of the 2030 Agenda. Capacity development, ocean literacy and the removal of barriers to full gender, generational, and geographic diversity are essential elements of the Decade.

The United Nations Decade of Ocean Science for Sustainable Development is supported by the Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commissionof UNESCO.

JANUARY 27, 2022

MARC GARCÍA-DURÁN REGENERATING THE SEABED KEYNOTE

Marc García-Durán “Regenerating the seabed” keynote inspired scientists from the Xarxa d’R+D+I Marítima de Catalunya / Catalan Network for Blue Innovation (BlueNetCat) and the beneficiaries of the BlueNet OnCampus programme.

DECEMBER 10, 2021

STARTUPS INNOVATING TO REGENERATE THE SEABED

Regenerate to thrive: Underwater Gardens is an example of entrepreneurship focused on recovering the richness of seas and oceans.

Time is running out for the oceans. Human activity is bringing them closer to a point of irreversible degradation. But nature-inspired innovation is leading to the proliferation of several startups that are betting on technology-based solutions to address the regeneration of marine biodiversity.

OCTOBER 20, 2021

MARC GARCÍA-DURÁN AT NAUTICTECH 2021 OF THE BARCELONA SALÓN NÁUTICO

Marc García-Durán, Underwater Gardens Internacional Executive President & Founder, was present and gave the conference “Disruptive Business Model in Blue Economy” at NauticTech 2021 “3rd International Investment Forum Nautical Industry” that took place in the Espai del Mar of the Barcelona Salón Náutico on October 14, 2021. The event also featured interventions by Jaume Sanpera, CEO & Co-Founder of Sateliot, who spoke about “Nano satellite and 5G”, Carles Rua Costa, Head of innovation at the Port of Barcelona, who gave the conference “The Port (of Barcelona) of the future” and Laurent Probst, Leader Blue Invest and PWC Partner, whose theme was “EU Investments for Blue Economy/Blue Invest Program”.

OCTOBER 3, 2020

CHARLA EN SEMAR DE MARC GARCÍA-DURÁN

Marc García-Durán, Executive President & Founder de Underwater Gardens Internacional, habla sobre el proyecto “Underwater Gardens” en la 4ª edición de la Semana do Mar – organizada por SEMAR.

SETEMBER 26, 2020

MEJOR INVERTIR EN CONSERVAR QUE EN PREVENIR NUEVAS PANDEMIAS

El biólogo español Enric Sala, investigador residente de National Geographic en Estados Unidos y creador de varias reservas marinas, señala a EFE que “es mucho más barato e inteligente invertir millones de dólares en la conservación del planeta que no trillones en prevenir nuevas pandemias”.

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SETEMBER 16, 2020

EL TURISMO REGENERATIVO MEJORA EL VIAJE Y EL DESTINO

Adiós a la turismofobia: el turismo regenerativo mejora el viaje y el destino. Los efectos de la pandemia sobre el sector han promovido planteamientos más sostenibles, con menos impacto ambiental y que redunden en beneficio de los habitantes de las zonas que reciben miles de viajeros.

MAY 15, 2019

MARC GARCÍA-DURÁN EN EL CONGRESO GESTORES DE CONCIENCIA POR LA PAZ

Conferencia de Marc García-Durán, Arquitecto, urbanista y fundador de Underwater Gardens, sobre el tema “Agua, biodiversidad y Paz” en el primer Congreso virtual online “Gestores de Conciencia por la Paz”.

DECEMBER 5, 2018

ENTREVISTA A PURIFICACIO CANALS, PRESIDENTA DE MEDPAN

Purificació Canals, aborda la importancia de la cooperación internacional y de la construcción de una visión y una voz conjuntas de todos los actores implicados en la conservación del Mediterráneo, como la creación de nuevos espacios marinos protegidos o la lucha contra la contaminación.

SETEMBER 20, 2018

MC SPAIN BUSCA CÓMO CREAR FLORA Y FAUNA MARINA EN UNA PLATAFORMA ARTIFICIAL

La compañía MC Spain ha colaborado en el desarrollo de una plataforma de 120×70 cms realizada con un hormigón especial de alta durabilidad que atraerá la flora y fauna marina en la localidad de Vandellòs i l´Hospitalet de l´Infant (Tarragona).

APRIL 24, 2018

CONFERENCIA DE MARC GARCÍA-DURÁN EN EL SMART ISLAND WORLD CONGRESS

Conferencia de Marc García-Durán, Arquitecto y fundador de Underwater Gardens, celebrada en el Smart Island World Congress de Barcelona, sobre el tema “Innovations driving the tourism industry”. La charla se centró en como las nuevas tendencias de transformación digital están remodelando los modelos de negocio de las actividades basadas en el turismo y generando nuevas oportunidades y desafíos.

FEBRUARY 12, 2018

LEGISLACIÓN DE ARRECIFES ARTIFICIALES

Los países y/o regiones, tienen diferentes definiciones de arrecife artificial. En el documento se citan las distintas maneras de definir los arrecifes artificiales que podemos encontrar en los diferentes convenios y guías tanto internacionales como de ámbito local.

JANUARY 5, 2018

QUÉ SON LAS ZONAS MUERTAS DEL OCÉANO Y POR QUÉ CADA VEZ HAY MÁS

Según un estudio publicado recientemente en la revista Science, el tamaño de las zonas sin oxígeno en las aguas abiertas del océano se ha cuadruplicado desde mediados del siglo XX, mientras que las zonas con muy poco oxígeno cerca de las costas se han multiplicado por 10.

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Email: info@underwatergardens.com
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