MED-JELLYRISK anti-jellyfish nets installed in the Mediterranean
In recent months, a number of beaches in the Mediterranean Sea saw the introduction of the first prototypes of the MED-JELLYRISK anti-jellyfish nets. The aim of these nets is to protect bathers from the mauve stinger (Pelagia noctiluca) by acting as a protective barrier. During these months, the nets will be tested for their efficacy and their environmental impact. The objective is to produce a report which would assist the future decision making processes with regards to the improved management of coastal locations.
These nets were installed in the Aolian islands (two nets in the Canneto Beach, one in the Porticello Beach, Lipari; one net in Santa Marina di Salina, Sicily, Italy), Favignana island (Sicily, Italy), Guitcia Bay (Lampedusa, Sicily, Italy), Cala Vadella (Ibiza, Spain) and Pretty Bay (Birzebbugia, Malta). The latter was installed for the first time, with the support of the local tourism and transport Ministries.
The initial reaction was very positive and their performance has been encouraging. In Italy, bathers were very pleased with the efficacy of these nets and within a few days we were already receiving requests from other beach owners and hotels to add new installations! We would like to thanks all regional authorities for their assistance in making this project come to fruition.
Training courses at High school Pierre Mendès France,Mutuelle ville, 26th and 28th May 2015
At the beginning of summer 2015, Med-Jellyrisk tunisian team organized two training days for high school students at Pierre Mendes France Mutuelle ville, Tunisia on 26 and 28 May 2015. It was an opportunity to discover the mediterranean common species of jellyfishes and to download the smartphone application Medjelly in order to contribute to citizen science by sending their comments and sighting on the Tunisian coast.
Med-Jellyrisk Training Course, Tunisia- May 2015
At the beginning of summer 2015, Med Jellyrisk will hold with the ATUTAX cooperation a training course on "The taxonomy, monitoring and ecology of jellyfish" on May 22nd, 2015 at the House of Culture Hammam-lif, Tunisia. For more information, please visit the following website: http://www.cbd.int/idb/2015/celebrations/tn/