Alnitak Research Institute
Almerimar (El Ejido), Spain
Marine conservation, education, marine research
Alnitak has worked for the past 30 years to protect the biodiversity of the Mediterranean Sea through research, education and community engagement, involving volunteers in their research missions. This has included a successful turtle tagging project, OASIS, and MEDTOP, monitoring the top pelagic species in the Mediterranean. In 1989 Alnitak restored the historical fishing boat Toftevaag with the purpose of developing science and education programs, and have a second ship Va de Bon Coeur.