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  • Writer's pictureElena Posokhova

Maritima01 Art&Science Residency, research stage.Week 1 review.

A week already since Martima01's residency has started!

We wanted to share with you this exciting period of discoveries and exchanges between scientists and artists in residence

What did we learn?

Scientists from Unidad de Zoología Marina Instituto Cavanilles de Biodiversidad y Biología Evolutiva Universitat de València raised awareness about plastic impact on sea turtles disappearing.

With IMEDMAR we discovered Pina Nobilis, Poseidonia Oceanica, sea turbulences, currents and the fascinating Sponges role and properties. Did you know that they have revealed themselves as allies in the fight against cancer?

On day 2, we had the privilege to invite representatives of Centre del Carme Cultura Contemporánea to a talk with artists in residence.

Please check below daily posts to access to know more about all the interesting revelations made this week by the scientists

The residency starts again this Monday, and we are very happy to invite you to follow it this new week! More information on our FB page @maritima 


Jesús Tomás and Olga Novillo, both scientists from the Cavanilles Institute for Biodiversity and Evolutionary Biology at UV.ES detailed yesterday the main threats which sea 🐢 🐢 🐢 cope with, but today we want to talk about their wonderful work to protect them:

✅ Replace current bottom trawling nets with TED nets, which have a device for turtles to escape.

✅ Protect nesting sites for turtles to guarantee spawning.

✅ Relocate the eggs to avoid that the beach cleaning machinery destroys them or that the light of the tourist areas disorients the breeding and they die dehydrated as they don’t reach the sea.

✅ Research the presence of debris in their digestive systems to determine the filth and the presence of plastic in our seas.


Sponges are allies in the fight against cancer. It has also been discovered that they have anti-inflammatory and antibiotic properties that have led to pharmaceutical uses.

🌊 There are also corals in the Mediterranean. They’re not as spectacular as the tropical ones, nor do they build large reefs, but its variety of color and species is very rich. In our sea, the barriers are small, from one to two meters, and in the Valencian Community, specifically, they only extend from 30 to 50 centimeters.

These are just a couple of the interesting revelations made yesterday by the scientists from the Imedmar - Instituto de Investigación en Medioambiente y Ciencia Marina José Tena and Jose Rafael Garcia March, in our first conference by Zoom. And we've only started 👏👏👏.


Talks on the perspective of digital art between artists and Roser Colomar, Cultural Resident” coordinator at Centre del Carme Cultura Contemporánea,

Roser presents took the opportunity to present The Wrong, a Biennale launched in 2013 aiming to create and promote digital art culture and another interesting projects of digital art.

CCCC is housed in a historical building that used to be Valencia’s Royal Monastery. Currently Centre del Carme is a centre for contemporary culture that hosts a wide range of artistic expressions and practices.


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