Our science in the press

El Pais “La cascada de un kilómetro de altura que devolvió el agua al Mediterráneo”, April 10 2018 

Spanish version


Scientific American “A Megaflood-Powered Mile-High Waterfall Refilled the Mediterranean“, March 26 2018 

English version


Boston Globe “Mile-high waterfall might have once connected eastern, western Mediterranean”, March 22 2018 

English version


La Vanguardia “Remuntar-nos al messinià”, March 5 2018 

Spanish version


Galileo “Nel Mar Mediterraneo, una mega inondazione di 6 milioni di anni fa”, March 1 2018 

Italian version


Rai News “Nel Mediterraneo la più grande delle inondazioni”, March 1 2018 

Italian version


Ticino on line “A separare l’Italia dall’Africa è stata un’alluvione”, March 1 2018 

Italian version


Lettera 35 “Mar mediterraneo, 6 milioni di anni fa ci fu una inondazione”, March 1 2018 

Italian version


Bollettino d’ateneo “Scoperte nel Mediterraneo le tracce di una catastrofica alluvione avvenuta 5 milioni di anni fa”, March 1 2018 

Italian version


Ansa “Scoperta catastrofica inondazione Mediterraneo 6 mln anni fa – Studio di Università Malta e Ogs Trieste”, February 28 2018 

Italian version


Sinc “Nuevas pruebas de la megainundación del Mediterráneo hace 5 millones de años”, February 28 2018 

Spanish version


Ansa “Nel Mediterraneo la più grande delle inondazioni”, February 28 2018 

Italian version


Phys.org “Scientists find new evidences of the megaflood that ended the Messinian Salinity Crisis in the eastern Mediterranean”, February 28 2018 

English version


Il messaggero marittimo “Nel Mediterraneo la più grande inondazione del pianeta”, February 28 2018 

Italian version


La Repubblica “Mediterraneo, 6 milioni di anni fa una mega inondazione”, February 27 2018 

Italian version


Times of Malta “How the Mediterranean was flooded millions of years ago”, February 27 2018 

English version


Oggiscienza “Una ricerca studia il gigante salino del Mediterraneo”, May 3 2017 

Italian version


National Geographic Italia “Il sale della terra”, April 2017

Italian version


ECORD Newsletter, April 2017

English version


MEDSALT featured in the journal “Platinum“, March 2017

Italian version, English version (page 85)


Press coverage in Slovenia after the MEDSALT Meeting in Piran, February 21-23 2017

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Environmental impact of the use of air guns for marine seimsic reflection data acquisition

To achieve the objective of performing scientific drilling on Messinian marginal basins south fo the Balearic Islands, a request for authorization has been submitted to the Spanish authorities by OGS for a seismic site survey with the OGS-Explora. The request was accompanied by an environmental impact assessment and mitigation measures, as requested by the Spanish law.

The project has been misinterpreted by the local authorities and environmental organizations as an attempt to hide exploration for hydrocarbons. The Spanish press has covered the issues several times.

These are the published articles we are aware of: