Dive into the « Eye of the Climate” starting from the end of July 2020
Looking forward to seeing you in July 2020 for an original experience at Nausicaá: dive into the “Eye of the Climate”. A spectacular standpoint will place the visitors in the heart of weather events all along a path that will lead them through an original immersive spectacle. At the end of this visit, Nausicaá proposes solutions to the visitors for coping with these upheavals and limit climate change: adopt new lifestyles, change our consumption and transport habits, the solutions are numerous and can be adopted by everyone.
CLIMATIC UPHEAVALS, SOLUTIONS AND OCEANS AT THE HEART OF THE NEW EXHIBITION
This new exhibition will amaze the visitors as soon as they enter the Nausicaá lobby with the vision of a house on the point of falling off a cliff, the striking consequence of coastal erosion. Climatic upheavals are very real and are experienced on a daily basis: the visitors will go into the living room of a house on the coast and discover everyday life in these times of climate change.
Coral reefs, kelp beds, seaweeds, seagrass beds and mangrove swamps, the public will then discover marine ecosystems, biodiversity reserves, and the essential role played by the oceans in climate regulation.
PENGUINS, A SPECIES REPRESENTATIVE OF CLIMATE CHANGE
The visit continues with the penguin space. Present at Nausicaá since 2006, Nausicaá’s African penguins, born thanks to breeding programmes, are a species that is suffering from the effects of climate change. Indeed, the changes in the marine currents are forcing these penguins to swim further and further to find their food. The population in the wild now only counts 80,000 birds.
CLIMATE CHANGE IN AN IMMERSIVE SPECTACLE: AN ORIGINAL EXPERIENCE
READY FOR A JOURNEY INTO THE HEART OF THE CLIMATE?
So, get into a climate observation teleportation module that will carry you away from the poles to the oceans, from forest to city, in a journey around our planet.
This great immersive spectacle made of virtual images carries the visitor away to the heart of the ongoing upheavals. They will have a virtually physical experience, before witnessing the means implemented at every level of society to combat this and act.
On the way out of the spectacle, the visitors will see that solutions exist for preserving the environment and living in a more ecological way. The visitor-spectators can become players and take up the challenges.
NAUSICAÁ AND THE CLIMATE theme
The climate is this century’s great challenge and a major environmental issue for Nausicaá.
What must we face up to? How can we limit global warming and adapt to its consequences? Recent climatic events have raised our awareness of the scale of the phenomenon. Storms, flooding, coastal erosion phenomena and other weather events have become serious preoccupations.
Faced with this upheaval, the world is mobilising to find renewable sources of energy, make us change our lifestyles by rethinking our food, transport and homes, adapting our towns, anticipating the risks.
As early as 2002 Nausicaá took part in world summit meetings for sustainable development and since 2009 it has been taking part in the COP on climate change as an enterprise engaged in raising public awareness regarding the major role played by the oceans in regulating the climate.
And already in 2003, Nausicaá proposed an exhibition on the climate, “Stormy Weather on our Planet!”, convinced that the good health of the oceans is vital for life on Earth. The positions taken by Nausicaá were confirmed, and even understated.
As co-founder of the Ocean & Climate Platform, Nausicaá has also taken part with other scientific mediators in the analysis of the IPCC’s special report on the oceans and the cryosphere published in September 2019.
Crédit photos : Pixel n’Pepper, Public Domain Pictures, Dominique Mallevoy, Pixabay, Linda Bucklin-123rf, Luc Viatour, Virginia State Parks Staff, G. Barathieu