Georg Umgeisser talks about how maps can be used to show more than just geographical information, using some examples to demonstrate how modelling the lagoon can help us make predictions about its future conditions, and the importance of raising awareness about the gradual but dangerous changes in our climate.
Laurea cum laude in Oceanography (1986), researcher from 1992, second laurea cum laude in Physics (1997) and senior scientist at ISMAR Venice since 2001. He held various courses on oceanography and numerical techniques at Venice and Padua University. He is heading a group of 5 scientists that mainly studies lagoons and the coastal zone through numerical modeling. He wrote more than 100 papers between refereed journals (50 on ISI), refereed books (10), proceedings (60) and other journals.