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"The TIDE project is a great opportunity to disseminate our rich submerged heritage"
9 Mar 2022
Raúl González Gallero, project stakeholder from Cadiz, states that, "it is important and enriching to share experiences".
What do TIDE stakeholders think about this Atlantic Area funded project? Are they benefiting from the cooperation process? We virtually return to Cadiz in the South of Spain to speak with one of the project stakeholders Raúl González Gallero, Cultural Heritage Delegate of the Andalusian Federation of Underwater Activities (FAAS in Spanish) and member of the Scientific Committee of the Spanish Federation of Underwater Activities and responsible for the Southern Zone (FEDAS-CMAS in Spanish), tells us his experience.

Why did you accept to participate in TIDE and what aspects attracted you to the project?
I have been combining my love of diving with my profession, archaeology, for more than 30 years. I have had the good fortune to participate in numerous underwater archaeology projects all along the Spanish coast; and in recent years the national and regional federations have been carrying out projects for the dissemination and awareness focused on divers. I also belong to the region of 'Campo de Gibraltar', where I have carried out numerous projects in collaboration with the clubs in the area. The opportunity to participate and collaborate with the TIDE project is a great opportunity to disseminate our rich submerged heritage through highly innovative technological tools, bringing an essential part of our history to all kinds of audiences.

Do you consider that the process of exchange of experiences, the good practices shared from other countries, are useful to improve your knowledge and your daily work?
It is important and enriching to share experiences. In doing so, we get to know how other countries deal with similar situations and problems.

What activities are you currently developing?
Currently, the federations to which I belong are providing training and information programs for the Underwater Cultural Heritage, aimed at diving clubs in each of the areas of the territory. We also collaborate with entities such as the University of Cádiz and the 'Parque Natural del Estrecho', to improve the quality of the experience of the divers concerning the underwater cultural heritage.

What benefits would you highlight from your participation in the TIDE project?
Having the support of public entities and a great team of professionals to carry out the training and dissemination projects that the federation wants to implement in the area.

Is there anything else you would like to add?
Collecting not only tangible heritage (shipwrecks, structures, etc.) but also intangible heritage (oral testimonies, toponymy, etc.); so that future generations feel identified with their heritage and history, is the best way to preserve our maritime and underwater heritage.

Click here to email  Ianire Renobales at ERNACT Network for further information

"The TIDE project is a great opportunity to disseminate our rich submerged heritage"
9 Mar 2022
Raúl González Gallero, project stakeholder from Cadiz, states that, "it is important and enriching to share experiences".
What do TIDE stakeholders think about this Atlantic Area funded project? Are they benefiting from the cooperation process? We virtually return to Cadiz in the South of Spain to speak with one of the project stakeholders Raúl González Gallero, Cultural Heritage Delegate of the Andalusian Federation of Underwater Activities (FAAS in Spanish) and member of the Scientific Committee of the Spanish Federation of Underwater Activities and responsible for the Southern Zone (FEDAS-CMAS in Spanish), tells us his experience.

Why did you accept to participate in TIDE and what aspects attracted you to the project?
I have been combining my love of diving with my profession, archaeology, for more than 30 years. I have had the good fortune to participate in numerous underwater archaeology projects all along the Spanish coast; and in recent years the national and regional federations have been carrying out projects for the dissemination and awareness focused on divers. I also belong to the region of 'Campo de Gibraltar', where I have carried out numerous projects in collaboration with the clubs in the area. The opportunity to participate and collaborate with the TIDE project is a great opportunity to disseminate our rich submerged heritage through highly innovative technological tools, bringing an essential part of our history to all kinds of audiences.

Do you consider that the process of exchange of experiences, the good practices shared from other countries, are useful to improve your knowledge and your daily work?
It is important and enriching to share experiences. In doing so, we get to know how other countries deal with similar situations and problems.

What activities are you currently developing?
Currently, the federations to which I belong are providing training and information programs for the Underwater Cultural Heritage, aimed at diving clubs in each of the areas of the territory. We also collaborate with entities such as the University of Cádiz and the 'Parque Natural del Estrecho', to improve the quality of the experience of the divers concerning the underwater cultural heritage.

What benefits would you highlight from your participation in the TIDE project?
Having the support of public entities and a great team of professionals to carry out the training and dissemination projects that the federation wants to implement in the area.

Is there anything else you would like to add?
Collecting not only tangible heritage (shipwrecks, structures, etc.) but also intangible heritage (oral testimonies, toponymy, etc.); so that future generations feel identified with their heritage and history, is the best way to preserve our maritime and underwater heritage.

Click here to email  Ianire Renobales at ERNACT Network for further information


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