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.

Octopus Foundation

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.

Fiskardo Divers

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.

French National Centre for Scientific Research – CNRS 

Oral investigation of fishing communities on Kefalonia; Study of commercial sponges; 2021 monk seal fish farm study.

Archipelagos

2019 installation of remote autonomous camera equipment for Mediterranean monk seal monitoring.

International Union for Conservation of Nature – IUCN 

2018 Monk seal monitoring programme.

Longitude 181 

Kosamare and Fiskardo Divers elected most eco-responsible dive centre of the year, 2018.

Scottish Oceans Institute, University of St Andrews 

2020-21 study of cave occupancy by the Mediterranean monk seal.

 

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