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Multi-beam mapping uses sound to create an image and map of the seafloor, created during Taloi’s Havini residency at "Artist-At-Sea" Program, Great Barrier Sea, December 2020.
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Zoom Platform

The third online training meeting for the 2022/2023 year of Ocean Schools invites teachers, educators, and cultural mediators of all levels to learn about the world of cartography together with the Department of Earth System Sciences and Technologies for the Environment of the National Research Council, CNR DSSTTA.

The last seventy years have been characterized by the so-called "Great Acceleration", exponential economic growth that has necessitated an ever greater use of energy and resources. Currently the biological and non-biological resources of the continents are scarce, and the economy as a whole is starting to turn to the ocean to find more. The seabeds will therefore be at the center of a new "Gold Rush" which will lead to the need to "plan the maritime space" for a sustainable use of resources and non-conflict management between the potential uses of the sea. If we are not interested in safeguarding the seabed, we risk impacting this environment, causing serious consequences for its biodiversity and for future generations.

The foundation of any understanding of the ocean and coastal systems is the understanding of its bathymetry,that is, how deep the ocean is and the morphology of its seabed.

During the meeting we will immerse ourselves in the exploration of:

1. The evolution of bathymetric methods up to modern technologies

2. Information related to the acoustic properties of the seabed (which today can be added to the bathymetric properties)

3. The 4D approach to the study of the seabed in constantly evolving areas

4. A review of the anthropogenic impact on the seabed

Fabio Trincardi, Marine Geologist and Director of the Department of Earth System Sciences and Technologies for the Environment at the CNR since 2017 will be speaking. Previously Director of the Institute of Marine Sciences (CNR) of Venice and professor at the University of Bologna, he has served on the editorial boards of three international journals: Geology, Marine Geology and Geo-Marine Letters.


The meeting is reserved for teaching staff, educators, and cultural mediators of all levels.

Participation is free with registration required at the following link.

The meeting will be held online via Zoom. The link to connect to the training meeting will be sent to participants via email on Wednesday November 16.