At the root of our work is a recognition of the value of collaboration. By working with multiple institutions, NGOs, local businesses, and individuals, we are able to achieve more. We assist collaborators by providing local knowledge and logistical support, whilst broadening our own projects through joint efforts.
Since 2014, we have worked together on the recovery of the wreck of the Bristol Beaufighter, and since 2018 on the Mediterranean monk seal monitoring project.
Ionian Dolphin Project
Public education and awareness initiatives; monk seal monitoring in the Inner Ionian Sea Archipelago.
We work closely with Fiskardo Divers for all our diving logistics and the use of the boat and van. KOSAMARE was originally a part of the dive centre and we still share office space.
PADI Aware Foundation
PADI Aware Foundation has been our partner since 2022 on our seagrass project, mainly founding our Scientific diving course. In 2023-2024 the collaboration continue making us able to continue teaching our Scientific diving course and gathering datas on Posidonia oceanica to help its preservation in the area.
Through PADI Aware Foundation, Medik8 is helping Kosamare to realise its projects in 2023. Thanks to it’s sponsorship, and outdoor exhibition on Posidonia oceanica will take place in the middle of Fiskardo village in the summer of 2023, helping us raising awareness and interest for the seagrass preservation.
Ionian Environment Foundation
Participation to the artist residency and the school engagement programme in 2023.
In 2022-2023 Scubapro has founded a part of the material necessary to run our Scientific diving programme.
French National Centre for Scientific Research – CNRS
Oral investigation of fishing communities on Kefalonia; Study of commercial sponges; 2021 monk seal fish farm study.
Scottish Oceans Institute, University of St Andrews
2020-21 study of cave occupancy by the Mediterranean monk seal.
Kosamare and Fiskardo Divers elected most eco-responsible dive centre of the year, 2018.