Every drop of water we drink, every breath of air we take, connects us to the sea. Without the blue, there is no green.
To mark the World Oceans Day at Eni we have decided to take part in a great initiative which aims to tell high school students about the job opportunities that the sea can offer with the help of first-hand accounts from people who have dedicated their lives to the sea: underwater archaeologists, marine biologists, marine area tour guides, harbour captains, and oil platform workers. For each of them the sea is not just a great expanse of water, but an opportunity and a great passion.
The meeting will take place at the Gela Refinery, Contrada Piana del Signore, on 8 June 2017.
Dedicated to protecting the blue heart of the planet, the World Oceans Day is celebrated on 8 June, and, with events organised around the world, it aims to encourage sustainable choices that promote the health of the oceans.
The pilot project created by Eniscuola, in collaboration with UNESCO, aims to spread a knowledge of the sea in secondary schools in Italian coastal areas. We chose to involve the pupils of IISS Majorana, Nautical studies, in Gela from the 2017-2018 school year, to emphasise the link with this city. Facilitating an awareness of the social, economic, and cultural importance of the sea is to have an overall view of the environment and the reality that surrounds us.
In 2016, we participated in the Marine Turtle Day, at the Cetacean Foundation in Riccione, giving pupils from Ravenna primary schools the chance to observe the release from the beach into the sea of a rehabilitated marine turtle. Created from an idea by Eniscuola, in synergy with Eni’s Centre-North Upstream District, “Life on a platform” aimed at fostering a knowledge of the rich flora and fauna of the Adriatic Sea, and, in particular, the great biodiversity and habitats that form around extraction platforms.