Two Italy-Croatia projects dedicated to maritime heritage get underway
The treasures of the sea made available to everyone. This is the objective of UNDERWATER MUSE and ARCA ADRIATICA, two Italy-Croatia interregional cooperation projects designed to promote maritime heritage, which include Ca’ Foscari University as a partner.
With a budget of over 1.5 million euro, the UNDERWATER MUSE (Immersive Underwater Museum Experience for a wider inclusion) project aims to develop an effective methodology for sharing the maritime archaeological heritage, overcoming the obstacles related to the underwater environment. Pilot actions are planned on Italian and Croatian archaeological sites, including the 3rd century BC wreck of Grado and the archaeological site of the bay of Santa Sabina in Puglia.
The project is coordinated by ERPAC of Regione Friuli Venezia Giulia and has Ca’ Foscari University, Regione Puglia, Marco Polo System, RERA and Municipality of Kastela as partners.
With a total budget of 3.1 million euro, the ARCA ADRIATICA project is coordinated by the Primorje-Gorski Kotar County and aims to promote the maritime heritage of the Italian and Croatian Adriatic, including for tourist-cultural purposes. The project involves the creation of centres of excellence where the maritime cultural heritage can be enjoyed through innovative forms of digital communication and the organization of public meetings.
In addition to Ca’ Foscari University, the project involves the Municipality of Cervia, Maritime Museum of Cesenatico, Mediterranean Agronomic Institute of Bari, the Municipality of San Benedetto del Tronto, Batana Eco-Musem in Rovinj, the Municipality of Malinska-Dubasnica, the tourism agency of Kvarner County and the development agency of Zadar County.