INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE IN MANAGEMENT OF ACCESSIBLE UNDERWATER, CULTURAL AND NATURAL HERITAGE SITES: “DIVE IN BLUE GROWTH” 17-18 OCTOBER 2019 ATHENS

Coastal areas and islands of the Mediterranean are tourism-based economies with important natural and cultural assets and, because of their geomorphic characteristics, are vulnerable to the effects of extreme climatic conditions. They are faced with common challenges: a) lack of coordinated policies, methods and tools, adapted to support a sustainable economic development, b) ineffective protection of their natural and cultural heritage and inability to use them as assets for sustainable and responsible tourism development, c) insufficient measures to tackle effects of extreme climatic conditions. 

BLUEMED aims to protect and preserve in a unified manner the underwater natural and cultural heritage of selected locations of the Mediterranean, to help coastal and island economies prosper by adopting a sustainable and blue model for tourism development, and to protect the marine ecosystem of the Mediterranean. BLUEMED is part of Interreg MED 2014-20 Programme. The Programme is co-financed by the European Regional Development Fund.    

Within the framework of sustainable tourism in Med area, the Conference is an opportunity for underwater archaeologists, public organizations, local governments and authorities, universities, marine researchers, NGOs, tourist organizations, management authorities of diving parks, industry players of underwater technologies and dry dive offered experiences  to exchange views on arising problems and solutions. 

You could participate in the International Conference and present your scientific work on specific topics such as: a) Management of accessible Underwater Cultural Heritage (UCH) sites and diving parks b) Protection of Underwater Cultural and Natural Heritage Sites, c) Initiatives for sustainable Blue tourism through accessible UCH sites and diving parks, d) Technologies for offering dry dive experiences to non-divers, which will be detailed in next announcement. For more information on the BLUEMED Project, please visit: www.bluemed.interreg-med.eu.

CONFERENCE SECRETARIAT

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