Green Bubbles is the EU-funded project dedicated to sustainable scuba diving. The Green Bubbles project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under the Marie Sklodowska-Curie grant agreement No 643712. TREES, together with other universities and institutions from across the world form part of this project with sustainable scuba diving as its main aim. Various disciplines contribute towards this project, but TREES contributes on everything tourism-related.

This includes topics such as:

  • Economic impacts of Scuba Diving
  • The profiling of scuba divers
  • Marketing
  • Social impacts
  • and many others

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Below are links to research reports done by TREES, or where TREES made a major contribution:
  1. Kick off meeting: Questionnaire survey and focus group with diving charters of the Portofino MPA (2015)
  2. Green Bubbles Launch: Ponta do Ouro Partial Marine Reserve (2015)
  3. Profile of Marine Biology students at the Polytechnic University of Marche (2015-2016)
  4. Profiling scuba divers' behaviour and marketing preferences to Portofino MPA (2016)
  5. The social media usage behaviour of scuba divers to Portofino MPA (2016)
  6. Willingness to pay to dive in the Portofino MPA (2016)
  7. The social impact of the scuba diving industry in Liguria, Italy. The voices of the residents & dive operators (2017)
  8. An overview of Dive Show attendance: a supply and demand perspective (2017)
  9. Profiling dive operators in Malta (2017)
  10. An integrated offer by the hospitality sector to the local scuba diving industry of Portofino (2017)