On-board Diary: Monday 8 July 2013

Author: Andrzej Białaś
Date: July 8, 2013



Today, after concluding our field work, the day was mostly filled up with logistics: packing all the equipment, getting the vehicles ready for a long, long drive back to Spain and finally leaving Poland. This could be the final piece of the 2013 Baltic Coastal Expedition blog, but it is not over yet.

While the main team departs back to Madrid, our expedition's leader, Xavier Pastor and I stayed working hard with our Communications Team preparing a press conference that will take place tomorrow in Szczecin, Poland.

During the conference, which we are preparing together with University of Szczecin, we want to publish the initial results from the documenting of the sea bottom in Puck Bay during our field work in Polish waters. We will also take advantage of this opportunity to present a proposal to protect a new MPA in Poland - The Middle Bank, which is currently unprotected, despite meeting all the requirements to become a marine protected area.