Resarch Institute is a non-profit organization. Since 1986 Tethys has been conducting its research
and conservation activities thanks to support received from international
organisations, sponsorships from private companies and individuals,
contracts for specific projects, awards and individual fellowships,
and thanks to the contribution of people participating in Tethys' expeditions.
office of Tethys is housed at the magnificent liberty building of the Milan
Civic Aquarium and Hydrobiological Station.
In the past, bases of Tethys were also housed at the headquarters of Thetis
The Italian Ministry of the Environment funded various cetacean research and conservation activities carried out by Tethys.
Activity Centre for Specially Protected Areas (RAC-SPA)
provides support to research and conservation actions by Tethys in Greece.
The Earthwatch Institute supports the work by Tethys in Greece.
OceanCare and WDCS The Whale
and Dolphin Conservation Society have been providing
financial and other support to specific projects conducted by Tethys,
in the context of a long-term collaboration.
marina of Portosole, Sanremo, supports the research of Tethys
in the Pelagos Sanctuary since
1988, by providing logistical support for the research boat.
The Fondazione CARIGE supports the research and conservation activities conducted by Tethys in the Pelagos Sanctuary.
are conducted in collaboration with:
- Associazione Italiana Turismo Responsabile
Italia - The Italian Ecotourism Society
Flash Vela d'Altura
Global Vision International
WDCS The Whale and Dolphin Conservation Society (Germany and U.K.)
support was provided by the following organisations:
- Agreement on the Conservation of Cetaceans in the Mediterranean
Sea, Black Sea and contiguous Atlantic area (UNEP)
CNR - ISMAR
Istituto di Scienze Marine
ICRAM - Istituto
Centrale per la Ricerca scientifica e tecnologica Applicata al
IFAW - International
Fund for Animal Welfare
Institute for Ocean Science
di Messina SpA
following companies have supported Tethys by providing materials, logistic
Ford Motor Company
Finanza di Venezia
Lega Navale Italiana
degli Aregai - Santo Stefano
Portosole - San Remo
TUI Corporate Environmental Management