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Lagoon, coastal ecosystems and impact of ship traffic with Gian Marco Scarpa



Admission fee
Free of charge

Booking is required at info@ocean-space.org

WALKING (THE) TRAJECTORIES: VENICE AS A MODEL FOR THE FUTURE? is a series of free itinerant conversations, taking intimate groups of “talking walkers” through the Venetian lagoon. Organized by the Ocean Fellowship Program of TBA21–Academy, these nomadic tours are scheduled to take place throughout June and July 2020. They are inspired by the trajectories charted by Territorial Agency from their upcoming exhibition Oceans in Transformation (27 Aug–29 Nov 2020) at Ocean Space in Venice.

WALKING (THE) TRAJECTORIES: VENICE AS A MODEL FOR THE FUTURE? brings together a diverse array of local guests and experts, and operate as a physical, mobile extension of the interdisciplinary conversations held in digital space by the Ocean Fellows around a series of Tavolas (tables). All walking talks (1 hour 30 ca.) depart from the steps of Ocean Space, housed in the former church of San Lorenzo. The walking talks invite all participants to engage in free-flowing conversations along the waterways, concluding at unexpected points along the water’s edge, chosen by each invited guest, as they coincide with a critical point of observation.

Lagoon, coastal ecosystems and impact of ship traffic

The development of particular wave types, human activities and water and air pollution contribute to the gradual transformation of the lagoon into a sea arm. Venice is not the only city to suffer from this problem, which unites fragile urban ecosystems in other parts of the planet. For the first itinerant conversation of "WALKING (THE) TRAJECTORIES: VENICE AS A MODEL FOR THE FUTURE?", Gian Marco Scarpa (CNR-ISMAR researcher) analyzes how the exponential growth of merchant traffic of large ships is one of the main causes of the morphological alterations of the lagoon environment.

Meeting at Ocean Space, Church of San Lorenzo on Friday June 26, at 18.30 (CET).

The activity is free upon reservation at info@ocean-space.org by Thursday, June 25.

Gian Marco Scarpa

Gian Marco Scarpa (PhD, CNR-ISMAR) deals with morphological-hydrodynamic environmental investigations with "Remote Sensing" and SAPR (Remote Pilot System) techniques.