The project LIFE PINNARCA (LIFE20-NAT/ES/001265), coordinated by UCV, brings together an international consortium of universities, research institutes, and NGOs, including the University of Alicante; the Mediterranean Institute for Advanced Studies (IMEDEA) and the Spanish Institute of Oceanography (IEO), both belonging to the Spanish National Research Council (CSIC); and the NGO Ecologists in Action. Additionally, three other European entities participate in Life Pinnarca: the Paul Ricard Oceanographic Institute (France), the University of Federico II of Naples (Italy), and the University of the Aegean (Greece).

The LIFE PINNA (LIFE20-NAT/IT/001122) project involves six Italian institutes and one Slovenian: ARPAL (Regional Agency for the Protection of the Ligurian environment, Coordinating beneficiary of the project), Asinara National Park, NIB – Slovenian National Institute of Biology, Shoreline, University of Genoa, University of Sassari and Triton Research company, responsible for communication, awareness and networking activities.

SPA/RAC is the UNEP/MAP Specially Protected Areas Regional Activity Centre, established in 1985 under the Barcelona Convention for the Protection of the Marine Environment and the Coastal Region of the Mediterranean. The mission of SPA/RAC is to assist Mediterranean countries in implementing the Protocol concerning Specially Protected Areas and Biological Diversity in the Mediterranean and to support their efforts to conserve and sustainably manage threatened or endangered species, as well as areas of particular natural or cultural value.


Wednesday: Veles e Vents

A emblematic venue for events and celebrations of all kinds, Veles e Vents, an architectural creation by David Chipperfield standing at the epicenter of La Marina de València, is an iconic building that symbolizes the Mediterranean.


Thursday and Friday: IMEDMAR - UCV (Valencia)

The Institute of Research in Environment and Marine Science (IMEDMAR) was established in 2006 to encompass research in oceanography and marine resources conducted by researchers from the Faculty of Veterinary and Experimental Sciences of the UCV.

Jose Tena Medialdea

Universidad Católica de Valencia

José Rafael García March

Universidad Católica de Valencia

Nikoleta Ntalamagka

Universidad Católica de Valencia

Ana Blázquez Morilla

Universidad Católica de Valencia

María Jesús Domínguez

Universidad Católica de Valencia

María del Carmen Fuentes

Universidad Católica de Valencia

Tania García Sanz

Universidad Católica de Valencia

Ana Hernández Martínez

Universidad Católica de Valencia

Jorge Juan Vicedo

Universidad Católica de Valencia

Candela Machuca Arellano

Universidad Católica de Valencia

Carolina Padrón Sanz

Universidad Católica de Valencia

Ana Eugenia Rodríguez-Pérez

Universidad Católica de Valencia

Javier Torres Gavilá

Universidad Católica de Valencia

Jamila Ben Souissi

INAT – Tunisia

Robert Bunet

IOPR, Instituto Oceanográfico Paul Ricard – France

Francesca Carella

UNINA, Universidad de los Estudios de Nápoles Federico II – Italy

Jose Rafael Garcia March

Universidad Católica de Valencia – Spain

Francisca Giménez Casalduero

Universidad de Alicante – Spain

Iris Hendriks

IMEDEA, Instituto Mediterráneo de Estudios Avanzados – Spain

Stelios Katsanevakis

UAEGEAN, University of the AEGEAN – Greece

Maite Vázquez Luis

IEO-CSIC, Centro Oceanográfico de Baleares – Spain

Coming soon…

  1. Resistant individuals
  2. Reproduction
  3. Physiology and maintenance in captivity
  4. Translocations and follow up
  5. Collectors and juveniles
  6. Governance
  7. Genetics
  8. Disease
  9. Reservoirs

Coming soon…