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MARLISCO exhibition


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The Goulandri Museum of Natural History, a pioneering institution in environmental education in Greece since the 1960s, has inaugurated the campaign "The Message of the Sea" with many partners, amongst which MIO-ECSDE and specifically the banners of the MARLISCO Exhibition.

The program "The Message of the Sea" includes a series of events, scientific and educational / recreational activities on the premises and the garden of the museum from May to November 2015. Throughout this period the banners of the MARLISCO Exhibition that have been reproduced will be displayed in the Museum.

On the World Environment Day 2015, and within "the Message of the Sea Campaign" a public event has been organised in Goulandri Museum of Natural History, where prof. Scoullos was one of the key-speakers.

The "Message of the Sea" campaign includes both an art and science exhibit as well as a series of activities of scientific and educational interest at the museum's premises.


The Art Exhibition in collaboration with two US organizations, the Plastic Pollution Coalition of Dianna Cohen and the Drifters Project of Pam Longobardi, with projects created from plastic items

The Scientific Exhibit in collaboration with:

1. The Hellenic Centre for Marine Research (HCMR), the PERSEUS research project, and the University of Patras. It includes the latest results of research on marine pollution from plastic objects. Particular emphasis is given to the Greek seas.

2. The Mediterranean Information Office for Environment, Culture and Sustainable Development (MIO-ECSDE) with the exhibition on marine litter that was set up under the European MARLISCO Program. The Exhibition focuses on the main causes of marine litter, impacts on marine life, ecosystems and humans and poses the key question: Can I be part of the solution?


9 May, Artistic and Scientific Exhibition inauguration

10 May, educational / recreational programs

17 May, Celebration International Museum Day and various educational / entertainment, free entrance

24 May, educational / recreational programs

5 June, World Environment Day, free admission

6 June, Workshop on "Marine pollution by plastic: Present and Future" with internationally renowned scientists:

  • - Dr. Francois Galgani, the internationally renowned French oceanographer biologist, an expert on marine pollution from microplastics (IFREMER - France)
  • - Dr. Evangelos Papathanassiou, Research Director, Institute of Oceanography of HCMR, PERSEUS project coordinator PERSEUS (FP7).
  • - Professor Michael Scoullos, Department of Environmental Chemistry, University of Athens
  • - Professor George Papatheodorou, Department of Geology, University of Patras
  • - Assist. Prof.. Golden Karapanagioti, Tmimatos Chemistry, University of Patras
  • - Dr. Christina Zeri, Principal Researcher, HCMR


7 June, educational / recreational programs

14 June, educational / recreational programs

Summer event in the museum garden. The event includes screenings, seated dinner, music and short presentations. (Date to be announced in due crouse).

The program "The Message of the Sea" includes a series of events, scientific and educational / recreational activities on the premises and the garden of the museum.

Read more in Greek language in the webpage of the Museum (external link)

Snapshots from the Workshop (06/06/2015) on the World Environment Day

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