4 August 2020

3rd Italian Mountain Lab seminars finish

As part of the Italian Mountain Lab (IML) Project – Research and Innovation for the environment and mountain areas – together with the University of Eastern Piedmont and the University of Tuscia, Unimont guarantees the provision of seminars in presence and via streaming, and the opportunity to see them on demand at any time.

Thanks to the seminars, the objectives of technology transfer, training and support are pursued; moreover, they are a fundamental part of the advanced training and research laboratory to safeguard Italian mountains, which is the basis of the objectives of the IML project.

The third series of seminars which ended in July (A.Y. 2019/2020),  included 22 meetings, organized to talk about issues such as the environment, economics, literature, public administration, agriculture, mountaineering.

Due to the spread of the COVID-19 health emergency, since March 2020 all meetings have been offered exclusively in a virtual format, remotely, thus enhancing virtual classroom activities. Thanks to the virtual classroom, a tool already used by UNIMONT that allows geographical distances to be overcome, project commitments have not been paused, on the contrary, there has been an increase in participation also thanks to the fact that people have more free time. Once again, Unimont has demonstrated its capacity to deal with even the most unexpected challenges: a resilience acquired thanks to the many years of daily work in the mountains. We have also described our activities during the lockdown here.

An average number of about 250 participants took part in the seminars, connecting from all over Italy, with a total number of post-meeting views of 3765. A total of 1777 participants watched the 22 meetings live.

With over 700 views, the most shared and most viewed seminar was “High Altitude Meteorology. From the Alps to the Himalayas” with guest Filippo Thiery, meteorologist at the National Department of Civil Protection and meteorology expert on 8000m high peaks, which can be reviewed here: http://unimi.adobeconnect.com/p4l6rs7jlgio/ .

We would like to take this opportunity to thank all the speakers for taking part in this edition and for the passion with which they do their work every day! Thanks also to the participants and to all those who watch the recordings (you can do it from here) which are still available for you to watch, perhaps you could take a look during the August holidays…

The Unimont team is already working to organize the next edition; we suggest you follow us, via newsletter, on the website and on social media, so you don’t miss the next updates!

The Italian Mountain Lab series of seminars also includes the meetings of RACCONTA LA MONTAGNA, the literary review in which authors talk about and discuss their books with a group of university students from three universities who undertake to read the books and to communicate with the author during the presentation. Here you can read more about the third edition of racCONTA LA MONTAGNA.

The IML Project, funded by MIUR – the Italian Ministry of Education, University and Research, provides for the promotion and establishment of a higher education and research laboratory to safeguard Italian mountain areas, based on the capitalization and enhancement of existing experiences, as well as on promoting collaboration at national and international level for the expansion of research, experimentation, technology transfer, training and support to territorial institutions for the development and enhancement of mountain areas.

The planned seminar activity is also part of UNIMONT’s ongoing training activities and is organized and managed by Ge.S.Di.Mont. – the UNIMONT Research Center.

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