Awareness & Cultural projects
Public engagement and awareness has been a major goal for KOSAMARE since its conception. Our office in the harbour of Fiskardo is a museum, with artefacts and information that exhibit the marine environment and local history. Our displays include skeletons of a Cuvier’s beaked whale, Mediterranean monk seal, and loggerhead turtle. Our wall displays showcase the species that we work with, so that visitors can gain an understanding of the local marine environment.
Our beach cleaning activities engage local people and tourists directly in the preservation of the sea. We have worked locally with the school in Fiskardo to provide education sessions that engage children.
Through an outdoor exhibition in Fiskardo, Kefalonia, we want to combine art and science to enable different forms of knowledge to be recognize. Our goal is to showcase the history, folklore and mythology of the monk seal through art and community engagement aimed at conservation.
Waste is a major problem for the Mediterranean, an almost entirely enclosed sea with a large dense coastal population. We are running waste collection initiatives on land and sea. Check out some of our projects.
Public engagement and awareness has been a major goal for KOSAMARE since its conception. In partnership with Fiskardo Divers, we have been installing an environmental museum in the office and an underwater museum so that visitors and divers can gain an understanding of the local marine environment.