COAST AND UNDERWATER CLEANING
NEANDROS ISLAND RUBBLE CLEANING
IKSV SALT WATER BIENNIAL
THE PROHIBITION OF THE USE OF PLASTIC BAGS ON THE ISLANDS
VORDONİSİ ISLAND EXPLORATION PROJECT
"THERE IS LIFE IN MARMARA, FOR NOW" PHOTO EXHIBITION
We provided support for our volunteers in the "International Coastal Cleaning Campaign (ICC)" organized by The Ocean Conservancy in the United States, and the "Clean up the Med" organized each May in the Mediterranean, with our volunteers in sea bottom, forest and coastal cleaning works.
We have taken part in many national and international seminars and shared the project we are involved in. We try to create as much social awareness as we possibly.
We clean underwater to prevent the construction debris dumped on Neandros Island illegally from damaging the ecosystem in the region.
To ban the use of plastic bags on the Islands in May 2016 we and other NPO’s members gathered under the leadership of our association and contributed to the decision-making process of the Adalar Belediyesi (Municipality of Islands).
We have provided logistical support to national or international scientific studies for tracking unique creatures in the Sea of Marmara. In order to protect marine biodiversity, we contributed to the identification and classification of marine habitat types, which will be represented in the network of marine protected areas (Natura 2000 network) that will be established throughout Europe within the framework of the European Union (EU) Habitat Directive.
We explored the historical island, which was flooded in the great Istanbul earthquake in 1010 and neglected for years, and opened it to sea tourism. We wanted to discover the natural beauty of the island and its mystical past and pass this on to future generations. In this context, we have started the necessary studies to include the Ministry of Culture Düzce, Uludağ Universities and Vordonisi Island on the UNESCO World Heritage list.
We provided logistical support for underwater works of the biennial organized by IKSV in 2015 and the removal of the nets used in the sculptures from underwater.
With the islands and endemic species unique to this region, we have exhibited the last 10 years of the region's underwater life using pictures and videos.