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Conference in the "Days of scientific divulgation"

MAY 23 | 2024

José Rafael García March gave his conference "Update of Pinna nobilis status based on the results of the LIFE Pinnarca project" in the Days of scientific divulgation: Marine conservation and environment

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LIFE PINNARCA is presented in the Klaipeda University in Lithuania

JANUARY 25 | 2024

IMEDMAR-UCV visited colleagues in the Baltic region to convey the project's objectives

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Poster presentation at the BES Annual Meeting 2023

DECEMBER 29 | 2023

The poster showcased in Belfast aimed to globally raise awareness, with over 1,500 delegates participating

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Volunteering for the search of the last fan mussels in the Mar Menor

DECEMBER 11 | 2023

CIMAR-UA and the Hippocampus Association, organized this volunteering day

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UA-CIMAR leads a volunteer effort in the Mar Menor for the conservation of Pinna nobilis

NOVEMBER 27 | 2023

This November, a volunteer initiative in the Mar Menor focused on searching for P. nobilis

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Attendance at the II Professional Fishing Conference of the Valencian Community

NOVEMBER 4 | 2023

José Tena (IMEDMAR-UCV) presented the project and the actions being carried out

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Visit at the IMEDMAR of the Director General of Fisheries of the Valencian Regional Government

OCTOBER 31 | 2023

IMEDMAR welcomed Francisco J. Espinós Gutiérrez to the Calpe Marine Station for discussions about the project

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IEO-CSIC participated in the “Research Night” in Palma de Mallorca

SEPTEMBER 29 | 2023

Two workshops were developed to reach a greater number of citizens, students, and various administrations

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LIFE PINNARCA at the 21st International Conference on Diseases of Fish and Shellfish

SEPTEMBER 11-14 | 2023

UNINA presented “Phagocytosis based assay for an in vitro assessment of immunocompetence of the pen shell P. nobilis during Mass Mortality Events”

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Poster presentation by UNINA in the XXVII National Congress SIPI 

JUNE 23 | 2023

Measuring immunocompetence to improve conservation efforts: an in vitro challenge of the hemocytes of Pinna nobilis from natural and captive individuals

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13th Biologists’ professional conference cycle in Terres del Ebre

JUNE 2 | 2023

Dissemination of the initiatives and activities carried out by biologists who develop their activity in this location in Catalonia

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2nd monitoring meeting of the LIFE PINNARCA

MAY 12 | 2023

Follow up meeting of technical and economical aspects with NEEMO representative

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UPC students visited Ebro Delta to learn about the LIFE PINNARCA

APRIL 19 | 2023

Students from bachelor's degree in Marine Technologies explored how IRTA acquires field information in the project

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RECUPERA PINNA Project closure talk

FEBRUARY 6 | 2023

Some PINNARCA involved researchers presented and discussed the completed RECUPERA PINNA project and the targets reached

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Online 3rd Technical Meeting

JANUARY 19 | 2023

Held in January of 2023. Reviewed overall project and discussed 'Location of optimum sites' (action A.2.)

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Dialogue table in the 'Oceanogràfic' #lamareadelcambio

DECEMBER 15 | 2022

Held on 15th December of 2022 in the Oceanogràfic of Valencia

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NOVEMBER 3 | 2022

Alicante University organised a volunteering and citizen science activity to help find Pinna nobilis individuals

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“La Nacra en el Mar Menor” talk

DECEMBER 16 | 2022

Informative talk for fishermen and high schools and dissemination of the project in Murcia

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Visit to Greece

JUNE | 2022

Meeting with the Agricultural University of Athens in June of 2022

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Mascot Design Contest

MAY 30 | 2022

Learn about the LIFE Pinnarca Mascot Design Contest and find out the results

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School visits

2022-2023

Students of all ages visit the IMEDMAR-UCV often and learn all about LIFE PINNARCA

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Meeting at the Centro de Investigación Marina de Santa Pola (CIMAR) 

FEBRUARY | 2022

Researchers of Universidad de Alicante, Ecologistas en Acción Región Murciana and Universidad de Murcia met this Feb to coordinate their actions in the project

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Translocation campaign in France and Italy

FEBRUARY 22 | 2024

IMEDMAR-UCV visited IOPR and UNINA as part of the translocation efforts and tissue sampling from P. nobilis individuals

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Visit at the IMEDMAR Calpe marine station (Spain)

JANUARY 12 | 2024

IMEDMAR-UCV welcomed the Valencian Federation of Underwater Activities and Institut d'Ecologia Litoral

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Conference "Conservation and Aquaculture: The Noble Pen Shell (Pinna nobilis)"

DECEMBER 18 | 2023

Jose Tena participated in the National Aquaculture Day at the House of Science of the CSIC in Valencia

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LIFE PINNARCA at InnovAzul 2022 in Cádiz

DECEMBER 5 | 2023

The IMEDMAR-UCV participated in the 2nd International Meeting on Knowledge and Blue Economy

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Discovery of 20 Juvenile Pinna spp. near Calpe

NOVEMBER 23 | 2023

IMEDMAR recovered the collectors and the individuals found will be genetically analysed

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Visit from the members of the Universidad Permanente de la Universidad de Alicante

NOVEMBER 4 | 2023

IMEDMAR welcomed them, showcasing their facilities and making them aware of the project

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Official LIFE PINNARCA Documentary Premiere

OCTOBER 2 | 2023

Discover all the partners and the work done in the project all over the Mediterranean

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Pinna nobilis report published by the Thau Basin Joint Syndicate (France)

SEPTEMBER 22 | 2023

2022 activity report about the Thau Basin discussing Pinna nobilis status

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Preserving Thau Lagoon: A Natura 2000 Awareness Campaign

JULY 13 | 2023

Join the Syndicat Mixte du Bassin de Thau in their initiative to raise awareness about the lagoon

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Study tour in Calpe and Ebro Delta from Croatian partners

JUNE 16 | 2023

Members of the Institute for Environment and Nature from the Ministry of Economy and Sustainable Development visited Spain

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School talks in Murcia

MAY | 2023

Awaking awareness in different high school in Murcia (Spain)

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Presentation LIFE PINNARCA Documentary

MAY 11 | 2023

Watch the presentation video of the PINNARCA documentary about to be realised

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Presentation on PINNARCA for International Women's Day (8M)

MARCH 8 | 2023

Patricia Prado (IRTA) shared insights from her research on Pinna nobilis on this special day

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Online 4th Follow-up Meeting

JANUARY 27 | 2023

Held at the end of January of 2023. Overview of the ongoing activities actions in progress

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Talk about the fan mussel status in the Balearic Islands

DECEMBER 16 | 2022

With Iris Hendriks (IMEDEA-CSIC), Sandra Espeja (Observadors del Mar), Elvira Alvarez y Maite Vázquez (IEO-CSIC)

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IOPR participates in the 2nd Congress of the Mediterranean Arch in Carthage, Tunisia

NOVEMBER 11 | 2022

Nardo Vicente took part in the international congress organized by the Tunisian Academy of Sciences, Letters and Arts (Beït al-Hikma)

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IOPR presents results of the lagoons of Occitania and Corsica in Corte (France)

OCTOBER 14 | 2022

The Institut océanographique Paul Ricard presented results at the 5e Journées internationales de Limnologie et d'Océanographie

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Citizen Science talk

SEPTEMBER 23 | 2022

Learn about the status of the species and how to report still-living individuals if you found one!

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“Restoration Programme of Pinna nobilis” Workshop in Tunis

JUNE 20-21 | 2022

Discussing about the work and goals of the project with scientists and representatives of Mediterranean environmental organisations

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Meeting LIFE PINNARCA 

APRIL 28 | 2022

Official presentation and press meeting of LIFE PINNARCA (LIFE 20-NAT/ES/001265) held in Valencia

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Pantalan Salinera Talk

FEBRUARY | 2022

Visit to salt mines to explore the use of the ponds as Pinna nobilis sanctuaries in February of 2022

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Online Kick-off Meeting

DECEMBER 16 | 2021

Topics included project management organization of presential meeting, etc.

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"Avant que la Grande Nacre meure" in Agde (France)

FEBRUARY 8 | 2024

Screening of the documentary "Avant que la Grande Nacre meure" organised by the IOPR 

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Advances in Pinna nobilis reproduction in captivity talk 

JANUARY 10 | 2024

Prof. Garcia March discussed Pinna reproduction at Marine Biology & Aquaculture (UNINA) Seminar

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IEO-CSIC participated at the "VI Research sessions of Cabrera National Park"

DECEMBER 14 | 2023

A debate on the recreational uses of national parks was held, accompanied by insights and findings from the LIFE project

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Online International Workshop 

NOVEMBER 29 | 2023

Join experts in a workshop on Pinna nobilis conservation and strategies to prevent extinction

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Screening 'Avant que la grande nacre meure’ at the 8th edition of Galathea

NOVEMBER 19 | 2023

Discover the International Festival of the Marine World, in Hyères at the Forum du Casino

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IMEDMAR showcased the documentary to promote noble pen shell conservation

NOVEMBER 2 | 2023

Collaborative presentation of projects and a documentary together with Plastic Oceans Europe

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UA raises awareness of the P. nobilis issue at the XV Conference Series «Torrevieja y el Mar» (Spain)

SEPTEMBER 29 | 2023

Yolanda Fernández provided insights into the ongoing project initiatives and developments of LIFE PINNARCA

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Pen shell activity at the Delta Birding Festival in Ebro Delta

SEPTEMBER 22 | 2023

Participants visited the Trabucador area accompanied by Barcelona Zoo guides during the DBF2023

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Oral presentation at the XXVII Congresso AIOL in Naples

JUNE 28 | 2023

UNINA discussed “Approaching mass mortality events of invertebrates in the marine environment: What do we really know?”

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1st Bluewave Experience Symposium

JUNE 12 | 2023

Dissemination of the LIFE PINNARCA project on 12th of June in Barcelona

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Conference "Marine conservation: the fan mussel, threatened more than ever" 

MAY 17 | 2023

Held on 17th of May in Girona, with Ignasi Gairin, from IRTA, Spain 

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UPC students visited Ebro Delta to learn about the LIFE PINNARCA

APRIL 19 | 2023

Students from bachelor's degree in Marine Technologies explored how IRTA acquires field information in the project

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UNIME (Italy) researcher collaborates with the project monitoring the health of Pinna nobilis in the "Capo Peloro" Reserve

FEBRUARY 22 | 2023

Carmelo Iaria will take with particular attention to the organisms present in Lake Faro

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Keep reporting Pinna nobilis!

JANUARY | 2023

Report your observation in the Sea Watchers platform if you find fan mussels while diving

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Talk about the Pinna nobilis with 'GVAParcsNaturals'

DECEMBER | 2022

Discussing about Pinna recovery with the ‘Parcs Naturals de la Comunitat Valenciana’ team

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Meeting with ‘Albufera Natural Park’ team

NOVEMBER | 2022

For evaluating the possibilities of this natural environment as a possible place of reception for specimens of Pinna nobilis

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 OCTOBER 15 | 2022

Presented in the 15th ICZEGAR hosted by the University of the Aegean in Mytilini (Greece)

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Online 2nd Technical Meeting

SEPTEMBER | 2022

Reviewed overall project and discussed actions, progress, and deliverables

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Visit to Castellón (Spain)

JUNE | 2022

Meeting with the Azul Marino Foundation in Valencia

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“La nacra més amaneçada que mai” talk

APRIL 6 | 2022

Find out about the status of the Pinna nobilis in the 15th edition of “Tertúlies de Literatura Científica” in the UVic

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“Pathogens and conservation of the fan mussel in the Mediterranean” talk

MARCH 3 | 2022

Addressed to master’s degree students of Conservation Ecology at the University of Alicante 

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Pre Kick-off Meeting

NOVEMBRER | 2021

Held in November of 2021. Topics included starting times and synergies with other LIFE projects, etc.

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