ISMAR/CNR  participated in a citizen science activity (WP12) carried out on 10/6/2023 in 6 Italian areas (Genova, Marina di Pisa, Roma, Napoli, Mola di Bari and Ustica) in cooperation with the Italian association “Spazzapnea” and ISMAR’s citizen science project “SeaCleaner”. The cleaning of the seabed in 10 different locations throughout Italy was carried out using a shared collection protocol that will allow the data to be used for scientific research purposes.
Finally, 5000 kilograms of waste were collected, thanks to the participation of 800 volunteers, divided into 230 teams. Notable was the participation and contribution of famous testimonials, including the freediver “Umberto Pellizzari”, presenter at Marina di Pisa.