Atlantis Consulting S.A. organized on 07/04/2021 a wider-audience virtual event in the context of the MeDryDive project. The meeting was titled “Presentation of new innovative digital applications for the promotion of the Underwater Cultural Heritage” and gathered relevant audience and stakeholders of the greek pilot site of Peristera, Alonissos and follow-on sites of Christophoros modern shipwreck (Skopelos) and Skantzoura shipwreck (Alonissos).
Vivid presentations were made by Angelos Manglis and Vasiliki Drouga from Atlantis, showcasing the developed digital applications developed for both pilot and follow-on sites near the Islands of Alonissos and Skopelos. The role of Knowledge Awareness Centers (KACs) was also presented and discussed during the event. An open discussion took place before closing, around the topics of the product concept, the tourism potential and future opportunities of the diving product in Greece.
Representatives of local and national Stakeholder Groups (Ephorate of Underwater Antiquities, Region of Thessaly, Municipalities of Alonissos and Skopelos, local diving centres, tourism professionals, other nearby municipalities) and of course a wider audience including both divers and non-divers, participated in the event and exchanged views around the valorization of Underwater Cultural Heritage (UCH) for tourism development and the integration of interactive technologies for the promotion of UCH.