History of Marine Environment Society

Since 2000 the incorporation statutes describe SAM as a non-profit environmental organization that provides service in marine conservation. In 2004 it obtains the certification of federal tax exemption 501 (c) (3).

Convinced that social welfare depends significantly on the sustainable use and management of natural resources, the Society pursues its mission through action in four main strands: 1) in education projects and dissemination of information about our marine resources; 2) fostering and facilitating direct contact with these resources and the active and practical participation of citizens; 3) training our members to develop and monitor research projects; 4) participating in public forums, in the discussion and management of impact projects for our marine resources.

Since its foundation it has had the participation of numerous volunteers. The Society has cooperated with various organizations in the management of environmental benefit projects. The SAM began its work with its participation as co-coordinator of the International Day of Coastal Cleanup (International Coastal Cleanup Day), work that it carried out for several consecutive years and for which it was recognized with the AWARE awards of PADI (Professional Association of Diving Instructors) and DIVE-IN (Coral Reef Alliance) for these tasks. In subsequent years it has collaborated with “Conserva el Encanto”, “ICCPRO” and “Scuba Dogs” in International Coastal Cleaning.


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The Marine Environment Society pursues its mission through action in four main streams: