A hybrid Citizen Science Session was organized by HCMR during the 8th Consortium Meeting of Nautilos which took place in Heraklion, Crete during 16th of April 2024. Representatives from international initiatives presented their activities in order to support future collaborations and synergies. The Citizen Science Session hosted by Nautilos in Crete invited Dina Eparkhina who is the Senior Policy and Communications Officer of EuroGOOS, Roula Andriopoulou as a representative of Greek Plastic Pirates, Mariana Mata Lara from the Submariner Network, Arianna Liconti from OutBe which is a company organizing outdoor programs with positive environmental and social impact, and Dr Haizea Jimenez as a representative from the Surfrider Foundation Europe


13:45 – 14:00 (LOUISE VALESTRAND, NIVA, NAUTILOS WP12 co-leader)
The Citizen Science Activities:
Discover the diverse range of citizen science activities within the Nautilos Project

14:00 – 14:15
SCIENTISTS FOR OCEAN LITERACY (DINA EPARKHINA, EuroGOOS Senior Policy and Communications Officer )
EuroGOOS recommendations for the UN Ocean Decade

14:15 – 14:30
PLASTIC PIRATES GO EUROPE (ROULA ANDRIOPOULOU representative of Greek Plastic Pirates, Institute of Marine Biological Resources and Inland Water of HCMR / Education Unit of HCMR)
a citizen science initiative for ‘capturing’ the plastic waste on the riverbanks and near water bodies

14:30 – 14:45
SUBMARINER Network (MARIANA MATA LARA Submariner Network)
Citizen science & engagement in the BANOS area and beyond

14:45 – 15:00 (ARIANNA LICONTI, Marine Citizen Science expert, OutBe)
Outdoor for Good: how waterspouts activities can contribute to Ocean Monitoring

15:00 – 15:15 (HAIZEA JIMENEZ, Surfrider foundation Europe)
Citizen Science at Surfrider: from data to advocacy.

15:15 – 15:45