Thanks to its scientific competence and its long-standing commitment on the issue of sustainability in the Maldives archipelago, the Milano-Bicocca University has partnered with the Government of the Maldives to develop cooperative research efforts to protect the coral reef in a coral restoration project.
The Agreement was signed by Zaha Waheed, the Maldives Minister of Fisheries, Marine Resources and Agriculture, in a digital signing ceremony held last Wednesday. The event also offered the opportunity to launch CorallaMiB, a Call for Ideas opened to students and aimed at finding solutions capable of reducing the effects of human impact on coral reefs.
The Milano-Bicocca University has dedicated decade-long studies to the coral reef of the Maldives. In 2009, the Milan-based university set up a branch of its own on Magoodhoo Island to host the MaRHE – Marine Research and Higher Education Center – which operates in close contact with the Maldives Marine Research Institute.
The Bicocca University’s efforts will be awarded ample space in events and initiatives held at the Italy Pavilion at Expo Dubai, of which the Milan-based university is a partner.