CORALLO take visitors underwater at the GreenFest in Valletta

Several hundred members of the public availed themselves of the CORALLO project facilities and amenities on display at the GreenFest and further contributes to the CORALLO Capitalisation (Workpackage 5) objectives, following the several hundred schoolchildren engaged by CORALLO at the end of March at the FEE (Foundation for Environmental Education) Fest.

Of significant interest to the public were Gamblu the Robot and the MetaQuest headsets which, being procured through the CORALLO project, are being used to promote our Maltese Natura 2000 sites with the public. Lead by the University of Malta, the CORALLO project began in 2020 and sees the active participation of seven Maltese and Sicilian Partners and is focussing on developing interactive and digital tools and means to promote Natura 2000 sites in Malta and Sicily amongst the general public. This three-year project will run till the end of August 2023, with a total budget of slightly over 1.5 million Euros. In previous years, the project participated prominently within the Science in the City event held at Fort St. Elmo in Valletta, organised photographic and videographic competitions for students and even presented HE President George Vella with a commemorative trophy. The 3 Maltese partners on the project (the University of Malta, the ERA and Heritage Malta) have a combined budget exceeding 800,000 euros.