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Advancing research on Seas, Ocean & Public Health in Europe
by WILDSEA Europe | 11/10/2018 | 13:17
thumb.php?crop=0&n=blog%2FTeamUpWithSOPHIE2 SOPHIE is advancing research on Seas, Ocean & Public Health in Europe

The WILDSEA Europe network is teaming up with the "Seas, Ocean and Public Health in Europe" project (SOPHIE) to advance knowledge on the connections between Ocean & Human HealthIf you are a Member to our network, you too can take part in this innovative Project and reap its benefits for your coastal & marine ecotourism business!

Show stewardship as a custodian of Ocean & Human Health

The WILDSEA Europe network is teaming up with Project “SOPHIE” to provide evidence that marine ecotourism operators not only support healthy coastal living and Ocean literacy, but can also be great allies of Ocean research.

In February 2019, we will be launching a pilot Citizen Science Program through which volunteering members of our network will have the opportunity of learning about the connections between Ocean and Human health and acquiring skills and tools to win the heart of their customers by teaming up with on-going research on such connections.

Participants in SOPHIE’s Citizen Science Program will:

  • Receive training and materials on Ocean & Human health interactions.
  • Take part in 2 innovative, citizen science initiatives.
  • Be featured and recognized for championing actions in support of marine research and conservation.
  • Benefit from profiling their activities as drivers of healthy coastal living.
  • Enjoy a discounted rate in the commission applied to bookings made through for their activities as a reward for their Ocean stewardship throughout 2019. 

If you are a coastal or marine ecotourism operator and you’d like to learn more about this initiative, drop us a line and we will reach out to you with additional information.

If you can’t wait to be engaged, you can also start taking action right away. The National University of Ireland (NUI) Galway is gathering stakeholder input for the development of a future European Research Agenda on Oceans & Human Health. Help them by providing your opinion on a few, simple questions through this short survey!


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