By Chiara Certomà, Università di Torino, Alessio Corsi, Università di Torino and Université du Littoral Côte d’Opale, Luisa Galgani, GEOMAR Helmholtz Center for Ocean Research and Università degli Studi di Siena, and Federico Fornaro, Raw-News Media Agency.
At the beginning of July 2023, as researchers and video-makers disembarked from the fishing boat ‘Paola Madre’ in Anzio harbour after a full fishing day documenting the presence of plastic in the central Mediterranean Sea, Massimiliano, a young fisherman, took them aside and said ‘Thank you, I felt an important person today’. This was one of the best signs that our citizen science project was working. Making people and their tacit knowledge, their visions, energies and collective imaginaries relevant is one of SeaPaCS project’s goals.
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