Who we are

Tellus Institute Founder and Director, Marcelo Telles: He is a Soteropolitano married to Aline Telles, has three children (Bruna 25 years old, Thaís 19 years old and Marcelo 11 years old). Graduated in Oceanology from the Federal University of Rio Grande (FURG), he worked in the Abrolhos-BA Marine National Park, where he developed the project “Survey of ParnaMar dos Abrolhos-BA Reef Carcinofauna” funded by WWF Brazil. Performed the master's thesis “Trophodynamic Model of the fringing reefs of ParNaMar dos Abrolhos-BA”, defended at FURG.

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The project's main objective is to raise awareness and raise awareness among children and youth through immersion in 360 * videos, virtual reality technology available on major online social platforms. Also through lectures and workshops in the “Cities Gaia Soul” - the stopping points of the sailboat - promoting the importance of cultural diversity, protection of the territory and its natural resources, so that there is a change of consciousness and behavior.




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The sailboat

Built and customized by the Alubat-France shipyard, GAIA VELEIRO was conceived with an eco-friendly philosophy, which guided from the choice of 100% recycled hull material (aluminum) to the use of the main renewable energy sources: