The Multimedia Center "Riserva Isola Gallinara" , 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 sixteenth-century fort, it allows you to make a real virtual immersion in the depths of the island or take a thematic itinerary accompanied by representative images of the flora and fauna of the island. There is also a space dedicated to Reef Check and the underwater methodology course that the Polytechnic University of Marche carries out annually at the Gallinara Island. It is divided into positions that take their name from the colors of the island: Blue, White, Green, Brown.
The exhibition offer is completed by "Discovering marine species", a projection that allows the visitor to discover the marine species characteristic of the island, and a video on the itineraries that can be traveled on foot on the island.

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

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The Seabed of Gallinara Island: Interactive floor

Blue station dedicated to the discovery of the seabed of the island through the use of an interactive floor in which a video is played with images of the seabed in transparency, as if the observer were scrutinizing them from the surface before diving. When the visitor gets on the floor, the sensors will allow the activation of a video in which the immersion is simulated and in which the peculiarities of the seabed and the marine fauna of the island are highlighted;

"Discover the Island"

In the Bianca station there is a video wall: when the visitor approaches the station, a proximity sensor activates a video that reproduces the flight of the seagull over the Reserve, created through a 3D reconstruction of the island, in order to allow the observation of points of the Reserve not accessible in any other way.



The Marrone station is based on Augmented Reality : by leafing through 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 on the page. The final result is a significant increase in interactivity between the visitor and the surrounding environment, virtual objects are not static, but can perform movements and animations in response to human actions to better "discover" the finds, monuments, 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 a query. distance from special radiofrequency readers by communicating the information contained therein.
Once the visitor has selected one of the postcards available, he activates the corresponding video on the holographic screen in which the thematic itinerary is reconstructed accompanied by representative images of the flora and fauna of the island.


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