Education and Training

We find out more about the MERCES project: the students of the Polytechnic University of Marche (UNIVPM) on the educational trip at the MARE outpost, Tricase Porto (Lecce), 11-15 June 2017.




The Polytechnic University of Marche (UNVPM)  has chosen Tricase Porto (Lecce) in Puglia as the destination of the educational trip.

MARE Outpost, founded by CIHEAM Bari on the occasion of the territorial cooperation project BIG (Greece-Italy 2007-2013), in partnership with the Municipality of Tricase, the local Association Magna Grecia Mare, the University of Salento and the Regional Park "Costa Otranto, S. Maria di Leuca e Bosco di Tricase ".

Had been planning a series of activities and workshops dealing with threats, protection, and restoration of marine environments, which have involved the students of UNIVPM in field activities in Tricase Porto and the Marine Protected Area "Porto Cesareo". On the occasion, the MERCES project was presented by Professor Fraschetti of the University of Salento (UniSalento) with a workshop entitled "The active recovery of disturbed ecosystems: the challenges of the European MERCES project".



The Hellenic Centre for Marine Research (HCMR) presenting MERCES at the major school kids/youth event in Heraklion (Crete, Greece).

In this week was held a great event in Heraklion dedicated to school kids/youth, with the participation of Crete and Heraklion local authorities. The event was very well attended by many schools, hundreds of teachers and thousands of students of all ages and many activities have been carried out.
On the occasion, the MERCES project was presented.