At The Going Blue Foundation we are quite cautious and very critical. Prof. Roberto Danovaro is recognized as one of the world’s leading marine scientists. Not only was he the first to prove that sunscreens damage coral, he was also the first to discover the first living organism to survive without oxygen.
He is the person that we selected to become our Chief Scientist. It is his team at the Marche Polytechnic University in Ancona, Italy that developed a protocol for testing sunscreens in the marine environment.
Elisabetta Damiani is a long-standing expert in sunscreens at the Department of Life and Environmental Sciences of the same University. It was she who undertook a significant study on the photo degradation of sunscreens that can be read here.