Fabio Bruno
University of Calabria, Italy
(BLUEMED and TECTONIC projects)

BLUEMED (INTERREG Mediterranean) aims to plan, test and coordinate Underwater Museums, Diving Parks and Knowledge Awareness Centres in order to support sustainable and responsible tourism development and promote Blue growth in coastal areas and islands of the Mediterranean.
BLUEMED is associated with a horizontal project, the BleuTourMed. The aim of this interaction is to transfer relevant information and results to BleuTourMed and to explore synergies with other modular projects within the thematic community in order to reinforce the impact of the project's results on a transnational scale.

In the field of cultural heritage, TECTONIC (Marie Skłodowska-Curie Research and Innovation Staff Exchange - MSCA-RISE) will promote the collaboration between academic and non-academic professionals working in different topics related to underwater cultural heritage. The overall aim is the exchange of skills and expertise, participation in training activities, and the development of solutions and marketable products for the conservation, restoration and management of the UCH, such as objects, artefacts, structures, remains etc.