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Enhancing social well being and economic prosperity by reinforcing the eFFECTIVEness of protection and restoration management in Mediterranean MPAs

Coral Soul: the partner responsible for deep coral reef restoration in the EFFECTIVE Project

Coral Soul is a crucial partner within the EFFECTIVE Project, focusing its efforts on Pilot Area 3 in Northern Sardinia. Their mission is to monitor, recover, and conserve the precious Mediterranean gorgonian coral reefs through a multifaceted approach encompassing population surveys, impact assessments, and climate change early warning programs – all conducted in situ, with active engagement from local communities and dive centers. 

Meet the Team 

Director and Coral Soul Co-Founder 
Marine and environmentalist scientist specialised in coral reef restoration. Rebreather, scientific and commercial diver. 

Project Coordinator and Coral Soul Co-Founder 
Marine Scientist specialised in management of coastal areas. Technical and Scientific Diver. 

Local Technician, Biologist 
Technical and Scientific Diver. 

Coral Soul is leading the deep coral reef restoration by implementing innovative techniques exclusively underwater by a highly trained scientists’ team in deep diving, applying never-before-described techniques to restore reefs damaged by climate change. Their commitment to underwater restoration sets them apart as specialists in the field, driving transformative change in marine conservation efforts. 

According to Coral Soul, “the EFFECTIVE project represents a breakthrough in the integration of scientific knowledge and the implementation of direct actions to boost the sustainable management and recovery of marine ecosystems, through innovative and technological solutions based on nature, of which we are proud to be a part. 

As the EFFECTIVE Project continues, Coral Soul remains dedicated to pushing the boundaries of marine conservation. Stay tuned for updates on our progress and impact.