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Meet Piero Pagliantini, first intern from the University of Milano – Bicocca.
This Earth Day, Coco Collection was thrilled to announce the collaboration with the University of Milano-Bicocca – one of the most
prestigious universities in Italy, recognized globally for its research-oriented approach. This collaboration aims to strengthen scientific teaching
and research to protect the coral gardens through the implementation of an internship program at Coco Collection.
Coco Bodu Hithi recently welcomed Dr. Simone Montano, Assistant Professor at the University of Milano-Bicocca, Department of Earth
and Environmental Science (DISAT) and Vice-Director of the university’s Marine Research and High Education Centre at Magoodhoo Island in the Maldives.
He delivered a presentation which focused on Marine Biodiversity, Coral Reefs, Ecosystems, and the current health status of Coco’s coral garden.
“All my activities are aimed at understanding the dynamics that will drive this ecosystem under a climate change scenario in order to develop and propose
environmental management plans. Also, I wish to promote and strengthen scientific and teaching cooperation in the field of Biodiversity and Ecology,
Climate Change and Ecosystem Health, and Sustainable Use of Marine Resources through the implementation of an internship program with Coco Collection.”
says Dr. Simone.
This partnership will soon be put into practice as the first intern from the University of Milano-Bicocca, Piero Pagliantini, will begin his work
at Coco Palm Dhuni Kolhu in late April. According to Piero, “The sea world is one of the most exciting things for me since I was a kid.
This is one of the reasons why I decided to study marine science in my master’s degree, and I’m really interested into understanding the complexity
of the coral environment, which is affected especially recently by different bleaching episodes that constitute a real threat for the future of these ecosystems.”