to protect the sea and its biodiversity.
The sea is one of the ecosystems most under threat from pollution, human intervention and climate change. That is why Diagonal Mar is helping to protect it as part of the Silmar Project.
The Silmar Project to protect the Mediterranean: a vital initiative.
65% of the world’s population lives on the coast. Only 0.1% of all resources devoted to nature conservation are invested in the sea and the coast. That is why projects such as Silmar are so important. And it is the reason we are part of it.
This initiative, rolled out by Mar Foundation, measures water quality using underwater control stations manned by teams of volunteers and diving centres. Warning signs can be detected by controlling species that are sensitive to changes in the environment caused by pollution, human presence, fishing and climate change, allowing measures to be taken before it is too late.
The project already has a network of 20 stations along the Catalan and Balearic coasts. These include one sponsored by Diagonal Mar.
Protecting the environment is one of our priorities, which is why we opened our Silmar station at Mar Bella in 2018, making it the first one ever on Barcelona’s beaches.
A commitment to sustainability, to creating a society that is more respectful for something that gives us so much: the sea.
The organisation behind the project, Fundació Mar, is a non-profit organisation dedicated to raising awareness of the biosphere and to improving and protecting the marine and coastal environment, overseeing several projects that benefit the Mediterranean and its biodiversity.