Underwater Recreational Park with Artificial reefs in Ag. Nikolaos area (N. Crete Island)

Project info
Description: 

The aim of this project is the establishment of an artificial ecosystem of hard substrate and of high aesthetic value by using technology of artificial reefs. The park will be located at depths from 15 to 30 meters in an area of ​​35 acres. In a second phase, there will be the dumping of a decommissioned naval vessel. The Underwater Recreational Park with Artificial reefs in Ag. Nikolaos area will be visited by divers and will provide a new recreational - educational experience in developing an innovative form of tourism in our country. The feasibility study, the environmental impact assessment and the preliminary techno-economic study are completed. It is now expected the final allocation of the marine area by the Public Real Estate Corporation in order to proceed with the installation work of the project.
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Coordinating Institute: 
IMBG
Time Frame
Begin of project (Year): 
2006
End of project (Year): 
2009
Financing
Funding Source: 
Lasithi Perfecture (Crete)
Total Budget (€): 
47.000
Budget for IMBBC (€): 
47.000
Involved persons from IMBBC
NameRoleResponsibilities
Role: 
Participation
Responsibilities: 
surveys, sampling, report
Role: 
Participation
Responsibilities: 
surveys, sampling, sediment analysis
Name: 
Maria Maidanou
Role: 
Participation
Responsibilities: 
surveys, sampling
Name: 
Costas Dounas
Role: 
Project coordinator
Name: 
Eleni Dafnomili
Role: 
Participation
Responsibilities: 
chemical analysis (nutrients,org.carbon,chlorophyll) in seawater and sediment
Role: 
Participation
Responsibilities: 
chemical analysis (nutrients,org.carbon,chlorophyll) in seawater and sediment
Role: 
Participation
Responsibilities: 
microbiological analysis of seawater samples and results

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