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Marina Ibiza, ever devoted to the seabed, supports IBEAM in its new project

The Balearic Institute of Maritime Archaeology Studies (IBEAM) is committed to the conservation and optimisation of the underwater archaeological remains found in the Balearic Islands.

IBEAM has been working hard since 2015 to enhance these submerged treasures which, together with the natural heritage, make up underwater seascapes that are as impressive as they are fragile.

As a result of this work, the first Underwater Archaeology Centre in the Balearic Islands is planned to open this year, at the Port of Savina in Formentera.

This venue will be the epicentre of all actions geared towards researching, protecting and enhancing the maritime cultural heritage of the islands, and will have a conservation laboratory and its own boat.

Partnerships with the companies Trasmapi and Marina Ibiza will help this project become a resounding success. Together, they are actively supporting the conservation and awareness of the historical and cultural wealth that lies in the depths of the Balearic Sea.

Javier Rodríguez, Project Director at IBEAM, says that “this centre is more than a physical space, as it reflects the commitment of Ibiza and Formentera to work towards more sustainable islands that are aware of their rich maritime history”.

Meanwhile, Enrique Aragón, Scientific Director at IBEAM, explains that “this trailblazing scientific venue will share knowledge through research and awareness-raising projects and will work closely with the business world and the local community to address one of the main problems that we’re currently facing: the disappearance of our underwater cultural heritage due to looting”.

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