Explore the Arches - Making Waves
European University of the Seas, Sea-EU
Festival Area: Making Waves
SEA-EU brings together the universities of Cádiz, West Brittany, Kiel, Gdansk, Split and Malta to create a distinctly international, pluri-ethnic, multilingual and interdisciplinary European University.
SEA-EU Makeathon Month 2021
Background to this initiative
One of our overarching concerns is to make our planet and our society more sustainable. Let us take the first steps and lead by example through our campuses by creating projects that tackle SDG goals in making our campus a more sustainable space. We aim to make our campus a better place, have fun and win great prizes!
SEA-EU Makeathon is part of the SEA-EU Alliance initiative and is co-organized by University of Brest, University of Cadiz, University of Gdansk, University of Malta and University of Split with the support of University of Kiel. Participating teams will be supported by innovation experts to design, test, reiterate, and enhance their services or products developed through the Makeathon competition. The end result is to be a tangible digital or physical prototype (including prototypes for service-based projects). The highest scoring teams will participate in the grand finale at the University of Split in November 2021.
Who can participate?
● Students from all of the six SEA-EU Alliance universities. Teams consisting of members from several different universities are welcomed.
● Each team should have at least one university employee (i.e. researcher, professor…) This can be done at the project idea application phase or later.
● Other parties such as companies and various other stakeholders such as NGOs, Media and representatives from the Maritime sector etc.
How to apply?
Choose your university and fill in short application
Project Idea Selection Criteria
● The project idea needs to tackle and create a solution for one of the SDGs,
● The project is it contribute to the betterment of campus life in line with the chosen SDG,
● The project team is to be mixed and comprised of representatives of various target groups,
● The project idea needs to account for the extent of the impact of the solution,
● The project is also to be shaped with the aim that other universities within the SEA-EU
Alliance and other Alliances benefit from it.
● Call for project ideas is open till September 15th 2021.
● The Makeathon Launch will be held on the 25th of September 2021 during the live days of Science in the City.
● Makeathon month will be held during the month of October. Teams will have a joint
learning process and will be trained by the experts from all participating universities. The
participating teams will also get access to a joint communication platform to share their
ideas and ask any questions.
● The Local Demonstration of each project is to be held by the end of October
● Teams chosen from the local events will have the opportunity to participate at the
showcase event at University of Split in November
● Each partner will decide on the appropriate model for management of IP rights during the event.
● Each university can use the results to implement a solution in the campus.
From Trash to Art: Create the Coastline of a European City
At SEA-EU, we are launching an exciting competition! The first three winning entries will be awarded prizes to Esplora Interactive Science Centre and gift cards redeemable at The Model Shop.
Use this summer break to re-imagine the coastlines of one of the SEA-EU cities – Cádiz (Spain), Western Brittany (Brest, France), Kiel (Germany), Gdańsk (Poland), Split (Croatia) and Malta (Malta) – and create a 3-D diagram or sculpture of one of these coasts using recyclable materials.
Our surrounding seas present many opportunities, so let us create ways to show how we can still enjoy these coastlines without polluting them!
Do not miss this opportunity. Tap into your creative side and you will have your creation presented on the Science in the City website and social media!
Details for the craft entry
- Participants must be between 9–13 years old.
- Each craft has to be entirely completed using recyclable and biodegradable material (plastic, cardboard, metal, glass).
- Each craft has to include a 3D diagram or sculpture of one of the 6 cities/ countries’ coastline (for more details please visit the Further Background for Participants below).
- You are encouraged to create your own artistic representation of one of the coastlines from the SEA-EU countries that inspires you.
- You are also to think of and include ways by which we can keep these coastlines clean for future generations to enjoy!
- The craft is to be completed based on the participant’s online research of the chosen coastline. (For example, if you are choosing to build a diagram from recycled waste for the coastline of Kiel in Germany, you may look up pictures and information about that coastline online).
- The maximum dimensions for each craft: An A3 paper size base (30cm x 42 cm ) and 60cm in height.
- Each entry must include original work by the participant.
- Entries can be made by one participant or a group of participants. (It is important that all participants are credited when submitting the craft created.)
- To submit your entry:
- Take a photo of your craft against a white background;
- Send an email to [email protected]
- In the email subject write: [INSERT NAME OF PARTICIPANT] SEA-EU Craft Competition
- Within the email please include the name and age of each participant, the name of the chosen coastline for the craft and a short description of the craft created.
- All crafts submitted by the deadline (below) will be uploaded onto the SITC webpage.
- All submissions must be made by Monday 20th September at noon. Late submissions will not be considered.
Prizes for the TOP THREE WINNERS
1st Place: €100 voucher redeemable at The Model Shop and a family pass (2 adults and 2 children) to Esplora Interactive Science Centre
2nd Place: €50 voucher redeemable at The Model Shop and a family pass (2 adults and 2 children) to Esplora Interactive Science Centre
3rd Place: €25 voucher redeemable at The Model Shop and a family pass (2 adults and 2 children) to Esplora Interactive Science Centre
The three prize winners will be able to present their crafts on stage during the live days of Science in the City 2021.
Further Background for Participants
The European University of the Seas (SEA-EU), is an Alliance of six Universities that share one main feature – they are all located in or around coastlines. The six Universities within this Alliance are found in: Cádiz (Spain), Western Brittany (Brest, France), Kiel (Germany), Gdańsk (Poland), Split (Croatia) and Malta (Malta).
This Alliance is still very new and the six Universities are working in creating a connected network from which the students within these Universities can benefit from learning experiences that are not offered by just one University but six!
For this year’s Science in the City programme, SEA-EU will be holding several activities including this craft competition in allowing our future generation to contribute to this new form of University which is carving an innovative way of teaching and learning!
For further information, please email [email protected] or visit the competition’s webpage.
Filfla and Comino from a different angle
Malta’s Ocean Ambassador and Director of the International Ocean Institute – Malta Centre at the University of Malta, Prof. Alan Deidun, has been working with the Malta International Airport Foundation on a number of documentaries featuring Filfla and Comino from a different angle.
These documentaries, titled Comino: A Secret Paradise, and Filfla: An Incredible Malta Diving Experience, feature the beauty of the two rocks, both above the waves, and below the waves.
By displaying Malta’s beautiful archipelago and its ecosystems, the footage invites visitors to discover the beauty of Malta and Gozo’s seas. The videos fit within the ‘SEA-EU’ – The European University of The Seas. The SEA-EU alliance aims to increase the level of mutual knowledge and integration between the universities, strengthen the European identity across the alliance, and support European values based on student and staff creativity and engagement.