To celebrate World Oceans Day, on June 8th 2018, together with Healthy Seas, Cousteau Divers and Atlantis Dive Center, we removed a huge ghost net from the seabed in Santorini, Greece.
The dive was streamed live and broadcasted all over the world for educational purposes. Pierre-Yves Cousteau described the mission from beneath the waves. Seascape Subsea and NanoCosmos sponsored the high end technology for this unprecedented undertaking.
Italian fabric manufacturer, Carvico S.p.A. was the event’s exclusive sponsor.
After the nets were removed from the seabed, they were securely placed into large bags and will be transported for regeneration. They will travel to a cleaning facility and eventually be delivered to Aquafil who will transform and regenerate them into ECONYL® yarn to then be used by Carvico for the production of swimwear.