One of NEPTUNE ‘s main objectives is the application of common cross-border systems, for a sustainable management of underwater heritage, by raising awareness among managers and users on the natural and cultural value of the cross-border underwater heritage.
Collaborating across borders will allow us to:
Learn from each other. Opportunities and critical issues related to natural and cultural heritage management are similar in the Mediterranean regions.
Address common challenges. Climate change, marine water quality, protection of endangered habitats/species: these are just a few of the major challenges we should tackle together.
Favour greater accessibility. Increasing awareness on underwater heritage is a prerequisite for its protection: the added value of the project is to enjoy sustainable underwater diving, also through the use of new technologies.