11 May The ‘Blue Spain’ project studies the state of the marine environment in Alicante
The deputy director of Sociedad de Proyectos para la Transformación Digital (SPTD), Rufino Selva, the financial director of The Ocean Race, Estefanía Esteve, have visited this Thursday the sailboat of the ‘Blue Spain’ project at The Ocean Race Museum facilities.
Alicante, Thursday, May 11, 2023.- The Deputy Director of Sociedad de Proyectos para la Transformación Digital (SPTD), Rufino Selva, the Financial Director of The Ocean Race, Estefanía Esteve, visited the sailboat of the ‘Blue Spain’ project and accompanied Nacho Dean, responsible for this scientific and informative expedition that has examined the state of the waters of the Mediterranean Sea at different points along the coast of Alicante.
This project started last September in the Basque Country and travels along the coast of the peninsula to identify the type of marine debris that reach the coasts, as well as the amount of plastic particles in the water, to compose the first ever map of marine debris in Spain.
As explained by Nacho Dean, this expedition in its passage through the province of Alicante has collected samples in the surroundings of the island of Tabarca, at the mouth of the river Segura and in the waters of the Port of Alicante.
Blue Spain’ promotes the care of the natural environment through meetings in which the results of the analysis and research of the terrestrial and marine environment of the cities are shown. To do this, through sampling work, the type of marine debris that reaches the Spanish coasts is identified, as well as the amount of plastic particles in the water, to compose the first ever map of marine debris on the coast.
Both the Deputy Director of SPTD, Rufino Selva, and the Financial Director of The Ocean Race Estefanía Esteve have highlighted the importance of the study of the health of the marine environment, which is perfectly aligned with the defense that both institutions are carrying out on an ongoing basis.
The ‘Blue Spain’ boat departed today at 13:00 hours from the Port of Alicante bound for the Balearic Islands to continue collecting samples.