"Reserve Gallinara island" Multimedia Center

The "Reserve Gallinara osland" Multimedia Center, inaugurated in May 2013, allows a virtual visit to the extraordinary environmental heritage of the  Gallinara Island. Located in Piazza Europa inside a completely restored 16th century fort, it allows you to make a real virtual immersion in the depths of the island or take a thematic itinerary accompanied by images representative of the flora and fauna of the island. There is also a space dedicated to Reef Check and the course of underwater methodologies that the Polytechnic University of Marche performs annually at the Gallinara Island. It is divided into stations that take their name from the colors of the island: Blue, White, Green, Brown.
The exhibition offer "Discovering marine species" is completed by a projection that allows the visitor to discover the marine species characteristic of the island, and a video on the walkable routes on the island.

Attention: The "Riserva Isola Gallinara" Multimedia Center is open only on the first Friday of the month.

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The backdrops of the Gallinara Island: Interactive floor

Blue workstation dedicated to the discovery of the depths of the island through the use of an interactive floor in which a video is reproduced with images of the seabed in transparency, as if the observer scrutinized them from the surface before diving. When the visitor climbs on the floor, the sensors will allow the activation of a video in which the dive is simulated and in which the peculiarities of the seabed and the marine fauna of the island are highlighted;

"Discover the island"

In the White location there is a video wall: when the visitor approaches the location, an intensity sensor activates a video that reproduces the flight of the seagull on the reserve, realized through a 3D reconstruction of the Island, in order to allow observation of points in the Reserve that are not otherwise accessible.


The Brown workstation is based on Augmented Reality: by browsing the book, the visitor, through a webcam placed above the screen, can interact with the holographic panel and see the 3D representation of the object treated in the page. The end result is a significant increase in the interactivity between the visitor and the surrounding environment, the virtual objects are not static, but can perform movements and animations in response to human actions to better "discover" the finds, the monuments, the objects historical and the artistic value contained in them.

Flora and fauna

In the Green station an RFID (Radio Frequency Identification) system is used, a technology for the automatic identification of objects based on the data storage capacity of particular electronic devices (called TAGs) and on their ability to respond to the query. distance from appropriate radio frequency readers by communicating the information contained therein.
The visitor, once selected one of the postcards available, activates the corresponding video on the holographic screen in which the thematic itinerary is reconstructed accompanied by images representative of the flora and fauna of the island.

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