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Linaria Port: An Interactive Tool for Climate Change Awareness in Greece

  • Constantina Skanavis
  • Kyriakos Antonopoulos
  • Valentina PlakaEmail author
  • Stefania-Pagonitsa Pollaki
  • Evangelia Tsagaki-Rekleitou
  • Georgia Koresi
  • Charikleia Oursouzidou
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Abstract

In Greece, the port of Skyros Island, Linaria, is a small multi-awarded public port. United Nations has characterized it as the “blue port with a shade of green”, because Skyros Port Fund has adopted an environmentally sustainable agenda and has invested in innovations that make this port unique for its tourism and environmental high-end consideration. What has truly escalated the Linaria Port’s global reputation is the highly spoken cooperation of the Port Authority of Skyros with the University of the Aegean’s Department of Environment. The name of the above mentioned, academic collaboration is “SKYROS Project” and it has been in effect since 2015, mostly focusing on environmental campaigns that stimulate climate change awareness for locals and visitors. The SKYROS Project is generating data that are collected through the Tourist Observatory and Maritime Observatory that have been established at the Port. Furthermore a Guests’ Book records the comments visitors make. As a result a holistic picture of the environmental and tourism consequences and/or good practices is gathered on yearly basis. In an effort to interpret what should the next step be in the environmental awareness arena, the idea of an environmental camp for children came up. This study outlines how the SKYROS project has launched a national campaign teaching others how to implement climate change awareness through children’s camps in various geographic locations.

Keyword

Climate change awareness Environmental communication Green port Marine Greece 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Constantina Skanavis
    • 1
  • Kyriakos Antonopoulos
    • 2
  • Valentina Plaka
    • 1
    Email author
  • Stefania-Pagonitsa Pollaki
    • 1
  • Evangelia Tsagaki-Rekleitou
    • 1
  • Georgia Koresi
    • 1
  • Charikleia Oursouzidou
    • 1
  1. 1.University of the AegeanMytilene, LesvosGreece
  2. 2.Skyros Port Fund, Linaria PortSkyros IslandGreece

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