has been developing innovative
of the generic kind as well as macro and microplastics, microfibres, oil and oil-based detergents, focussing on their removal
from the sea
. The Seabin Project aims to be on the frontline of researching solutions that may contribute to cleaner and healthier oceans. Seabin Project’s Whole Solution Strategy consists of:
technology, science and educational programmes
, as well as local community engagement and the involvement of a number of industries. The
units, fixed to floating docks in strategic locations known as “accumulation points”
reduce the amount of plastic
entering the open sea. Through scientific research, the Seabin Project contributes to amplifying the literature on the negative effects on marine biodiversity and human health, with a particular emphasis on microplastics and microfibres. Through educational programmes, the
Seabin Project raises awareness among consumers
, both young ones and adults, towards adopting more conscientious and sustainable behaviours. Furthermore, it engages local communities and a variety of industries in contributing to the creation of real solutions to the plastics emergency. “We do our best to reduce the amount of plastic waste that from land reaches the open sea.” –
LifeGate Plasticless for the sea, with Seabin
has been one of the world leaders in the field of harbour and marina structures, with over 30,000 berths installed, and operating in five continents. With two productive sites in France and Canada, Poralu Marine projects are entirely in conformity with the highest industry standards and the company produces, installs and supplies a complete follow-up service. The company’s approach works in favour of sustainable development, and its global activities follow the principles of economic, social and environmental responsibility. This commitment, aimed at satisfying all the people involved and the company’s stakeholders, has become Poralu Marine’s true philosophy. It begins at the heart of its daily activities: in the design of its products, its relationship with employees, clients, suppliers and the environment in which it operates more generally. Its R&D and production office is constantly in search of new solutions to ensure the highest quality standards. All products are studied to be aesthetically pleasing, simple to use, requiring no maintenance. Poralu Marine is part of the Nova Nautic Group, which includes the companies CEI, Poralu Bridge, Nautiscaphe and ROTAX. In addition, Poralu Marine produces and distributes Seabin V5 devices around the world.
was founded in 1979 to study the industrial landscape and activities generated by what were novel plastic materials at the time, on account of large petrochemical multinationals. It has always remained private and independent and, over the course of the decades, diversified its areas of expertise that today are grouped into three synergic divisions:
– Business Insight
, specialised in studies of synthetic materials, chemical and petrochemical sectors, as well as related areas (energy, environment, waste, etc.); –
, supplies effective and continuous support to the owners of Small and Medium-sized Enterprises, working together with them in managing all strategic aspects; –
, expands the historic offer of strategic studies for large clients, offering outsourced operational consultancy services in waste management and the development of virtuous supply chains, so that SMEs may increase sales while improving customer loyalty.
is a business association that adheres to the Confindustria system, which proposes to contribute to the economic growth and social progress of its territory together with political institutions, and economic, social and cultural organisations. The Association’s members are companies headquartered in the Genoa Metropolitan Area and engaged in the production of goods and services with an industrial-type structure. Today Confindustria Genova represents a thousand businesses for a total of around 52,000 professionals who operate in sectors such as mechanics, ICT, naval construction, port logistics, energy, health, tourism and advanced tertiary ones. Attention to environmental sustainability and, more generally, to the circular economy is a priority in Confindustria Genova’s activities. The Association promotes training seminars, events and editorial interventions on the topic, as well as supplying services aimed at member companies.
Istituto per gli Studi sul Mare
Since 1996 the
Istituto per gli Studi sul Mare (ISM)
(Institute for Sea Studies) has been operating in the field of communication, as well as scientific and naturalistic dissemination. In the design and production of its products, ISM boasts the collaboration and support of research institutions, researchers and academics, communicators and technicians, placing particular attention on its initiatives’ high profile, the scientific rigour of the materials produced, and on being constantly up to date from a scientific point of view. ISM has dozens of
initiatives aimed at the public, such as theoretical and practical courses
as well as events, exhibitions and editorial products. In particular, its practical marine biology courses are the characterising element of ISM’s activity, it being the only entity in Italy that offers formative products that take place entirely in marine locations or at sea, studied especially for the diving public, in the “basic” and “advanced” options, as well as sea enthusiasts generally. ISM works towards the objective of offering the tourism sector a
new way of travelling and discovering the marine environment
, and raising awareness among scuba-divers and all those who enjoy the sea in order for them to become more conscientious towards the submerged world.
is a highly specialised team operating in the scientific and environmental education field, capable of creating didactic and edutainment activities and projects for subjects starting from small children all the way to adults. Its action is diversified, not only with a particular attention towards the scholastic world, but with a strong predisposition towards training teachers in the field of new technologies – but more generally aimed at families, adults, and Science and Nature enthusiasts. Its
and coordination activities with
companies and public institutions
have always been strong. Companies, to whom it offers services aimed at employees and their families, have always supported it as technical and economic sponsors, as well as in the organisation of exhibitions and events. It has also engaged with national research institutions such as
, and state institutions such as the Italian
National Hydrographic Institute (IIN)
. Of note are collaborations with the Lombardy Regional authority, the Province of Milan and a number of municipalities in the Milanese hinterland, which whom it has activated a number of projects connected to the scholastic world, but not only. Since 1994 Verdeacqua has directed the didactic sector of the
Milan Civic Aquarium
. Its philosophy is articulated, oriented towards the pleasure of
telling children about the world
, facing potentially difficult topics with them, which can be sources of fun and, most importantly, reflection.
it works on
to contribute to the expansion of a more mature, prepared and conscientious public. Its story stems from wanting to give answers in the scholastic environment, but Verdeacqua’s dynamism lies in having invested in experimenting novel means of communication. In a changing world, young people are privileged witnesses and precious interpreters of what is happening and will take place. For this reason it considers adults and children not as “subjects” on which to intervene, but as “protagonists” to engage with.
Thanks to a diversified experience in a number of technological sectors, as well as training in sustainability including from the Cambridge CISL, the
team supplies customised consultancy and support on innovation and sustainability; researching, developing and promoting technologies as well as innovative processes for its clients. Sustainability is a fundamental value that every company, even the smallest, must embrace by defining its own roadmap. Teksea accompanies clients in defining this path.
is a non-profit organisation with social ends whose full name is
Associazione nazionale scuola navale militare “F. Morosini”
(F. Morosini national military naval school association), headquartered in the Venice Naval School. The ancient origins of the institute of marine training can be traced to the Marine Kollegium, when the Republic of Venice fell under Austrian domination. Among the organisation's multiple goals, embedded in its statute, is that of being engaged in prevention and monitoring initiatives with the goal of safeguarding the marine environment, ultimately contributing to civil protection activities. The organisation, relying on third parties, offers a variety of services with the aim of stipulating conventions with public and private bodies, as well as collaborating with national, European and international bodies with similar objectives.