Category Archives: Projects

BuioMetria Partecipativa (participatory night sky monitoring)

(Since February 2008)

In 2008 I created and launched the  BuioMetria Partecipativa (BMP) project.

The project is a combination of awareness raising, participatory light pollution monitoring, and promotion of dark-sky areas.

It is primarily focused on Italy in terms of monitoring area, but operates on an international scale in terms of vision and relations.

The project includes a web-GIS for an interface for data upload, visualization, reporting, and download. The project also has a robust communication plan, including numerous outreach events in Italy and abroad.

The project has undergone several phases:

  • Feb. – May 2008: Idea and design (Giacomelli, Giubbilini, Delucchi)
  • Summer 2008 – Spring 2011: activities in a “non structured” mode (Giacomelli, Giubbilini, Delucchi)
  • Spring 2011 – end of 2012: continuation of the activity with the creation of Attivarti.org as a managing organisation, and launch of the  CORDILIT network (fixed rather than hand-held sensors). (Giacomelli, Giubbilini, Costa, Lombardelli)
  • Early 2013 – end of 2016: in addition to the work under the  Attivarti.org hat, we were invited in the  Loss of the Night Network (ES-1204 Action of the EU COST programme), with the role of primary Management Committee member representing Italy. (Giacomelli, Spinosi, Pocci, Bartalucci)
  • Following the Farma Valley Winter Fest, the project enters a phase, currently under definition during Winter 2016-2017. This is currently referred to as “BuioMetria Partecipativa Reloaded”.
  • In May 2017 a memorandum of understanding was signed between Attivarti.org (the NGO managing the non-profit part of the project) and the Institute of Biometeorology of the Italian Research Council. This follows a similar document signed with the University of Pisa at the end of 2015 (see article on the International Journal of Sustainable Lighting, Feb. ’17).
  • E’ in corso la “campagna buiometrica estiva 2017”

An update will be provided in February 2017. Should this page not be updated, please refere to the “News/blog” sections of pibinko.org and Attivarti.org (generally maintained both in Italian and English)

For more information: info@pibinko.org

Farma Valley Winter Fest (Dec. 2016)

Three days of concerts, presentations about cultural and scientific topics, laid out between the Farma Valley (half way between Siena and Grosseto), and Grosseto city itself.

The event was in collaboration with the Band of Torniella, the Riflessi photo club in Grosseto and Etruschi from Lakota.

Numerous blog posts are available on the event, which also had relevant media exposure in Tuscany (with three quasi-complete pages on Il Tirreno, which is not bad for an extremely unlikely event).

All the documentation can be traced following the fdi-vdf tag.

Loss of the Night Management Committe member

Jan. 2013 – Oct. 2016

As principal representative for Italy in the Management Committe of the Loss of the Night network I have

  • Actively attended the MC meetings
  • Given lectures in an international Summer School for lighting designers
  • Promoted and co-ordinated, together with CNR-IBIMET in Florence, an experimental campaign for night sky quality monitoring
  • Established collaborations with universities (Scuola Superiore di Mediazione Linguistica e Dept. of Biology in Pisa)
  • Undertaken outreach activities

The revision of the trekking network in Castelnuovo Val di Cecina, Tuscany

In collaboration with IRIS Ambiente:
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A presentation of the project for the Municipality of Castelnuovo Val di Cecina, South of Pisa, concerning the revision of some 80 km of trekking network.

The project implied a series of GPS surveys, the creation of a GIS data set combining the survey with pre-existing cartography, update photographic documentation, and the creation of a maintenance plan highlighting priority actions and more long-term activities for the promotion of the network.

For more information: bacci@irisambiente.it

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The “ricette bòne” blog

“Bòno” is the pronounciation of buono in central Italy for “buono” (good, nice). So this is the blog for yummy Southern Tuscan recipes from my aunt Eda…some sixty recommendations, classified by main ingredients and difficulty of execution.

http://www.pibinko.org/ricettebone


The project had an educational component, since it was her who actually wrote the blog articles (I just did some editing).