XXXIV edition
FUTUROREMOTO 2020
Planet, between epochal changes and global challenges

(20-29 November 2020)

The XXXIV edition of Futuro Remoto, which will open with an inaugural event on 20 November 2020, proposes a journey through the metamorphosis of our Planet due to climate change and major "planetary" events, such as the Covid19 pandemic.

CNR-ISMed is taking part in the event with 5 interesting initiatives for "Planet CNR": online workshops, an exhibition, science dialogues and much more, on topics ranging from the economy to biodiversity, from climate change to the epidemics of today and history.

 

CNR-ISMed events:

 

Monsters & Co.

Invisible biodiversity

Face to Face, Environment, Research in 10 Shots
By the Institute of Mediterranean Studies CNR-ISMed

An interactive exhibition of microscopic marine organisms, which play a particularly important role in the deep and coastal marine ecosystem, is presented. The exhibition starts with high-resolution photographic prints of "sea monsters", planktonic organisms with the most bizarre forms, whose distribution, abundance, diversity and ecology are strongly affected by climate change, becoming indicators in the great theme of global warming.

Contact person for CNR-ISMed: Marianna Musco (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.)

 

BackToThePast

Brief dialogue between researchers on past epidemics between changes and global challenges

Dialogues of Science, Health, Talk/Conferences
Organised by the Institute for Mediterranean Studies CNR-ISMed

A researcher, in the role of reporter, with the help of images and objects, dialogues with three scholars in order to reflect on how much from the past it is possible to trace analogies with what happens today and how the way in which man has faced and faces health emergencies has evolved.

Contact person for CNR-ISMed: Paola Avallone (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.)

 

KIDSeconomics

Live Lab, New Technologies
By the Institute for Mediterranean Studies CNR-ISMed; Research Institute on Sustainable Economic Growth CNR- IRCrES; Communication and Public Relations Unit of CNR, Genoa section.

MODERATOR: Alessandra Drioli, Idis-Città della Scienza Foundation

KIDSeconomics is the first and so far the only laboratory in Italy that aims to teach economics to children through group games, coordinated by CNR researcher Maurizio Lupo.

Contact person for CNR-ISMed: Maurizio Lupo (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.)

 

Viruloso meets science

Environment, Research Comes Home, Lab Live
By the Institute of Mediterranean Studies CNR-ISMed

MODERATOR: F. Anna Digilio, Research Institute on Terrestrial Ecosystems CNR-IRET

A Quiz Science is proposed that has as its protagonist Viruloso, the muppet that embodies the new coronavirus. Viruloso, supported by researchers, tackles the issue of environmental pollution caused by health emergencies (e.g. plastics resulting from incorrectly disposed of personal protective equipment) and how the latter in turn is related to anthropization (deforestation, habitat modification and species ecology) and consequently to climate change (global warming). The aim of the game is to broaden knowledge of the effects and repercussions of the health emergency on man and the environment; to acquire awareness of how the planet is a collective good of mankind and its resources that can be exhausted if not properly exploited; to understand the consequences of man's interventions on the environment and identify the factors and causes of pollution; to improve the ability to observe the environment to preserve the relationship between man and nature; to promote socially sustainable actions and behaviour.

Contact person for CNR-ISMed: Tiziana Masullo (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.)

 

Climate change, water crisis and instability in the anthropocene era

Remote, Schools, Environment, Science Dialogues, Talk/Conferences
By the Institute of Mediterranean Studies CNR-ISMed and the Communication and Public Relations Unit of CNR

MODERATOR: Silvia Mattoni, Head of Communication and Public Relations Unit

In 2007, the U.S. Department of Defense and strategic studies experts considered climate change as a multiplier of threats capable of amplifying pre-existing conflicts. Seven years later, the military institutions themselves assumed that climate change could become a real catalyst for conflict in the future. In a scenario in which the effects of global warming become increasingly intense and frequent, water can take on the role of a strategic variable capable of altering the geopolitical balance between countries. This means that the degree of tension linked to water increases, as does the multiplicity of roles that the resource can play in possible conflicts. We discuss this with the CNR researcher.

Contact person for CNR-ISMed: Desirée Quagliarotti (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.)

 

COMPLETE PROGRAMME WITH DATES, INFO AND RESERVATIONS:

The opening event of FuturoRemoto2020 and the participation in the scheduled activities take place online and are free of charge.

Open to the public while places last and subject to compulsory reservation on the website: www.futuroremoto2020.it

 

IN ANNEX:

Event Programme and press release