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Malta Café Scientifique: Shrinking Maltese Beaches: What can be done?

7 October 2020 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

The sandy beaches of our Maltese Islands have long been experiencing loss of sand, for numerous reasons. Most of this loss lies at the feet of anthropogenic activities, such as alteration of valley courses, removal of seaweed banks from beaches and road construction on the backshore.

Presently, only 2.5% of the Maltese coastline comprises of sandy and pebble beaches, and this is set to continue decreasing even further. But what can be done? Is beach replenishment a feasible option? Several attempts at beach replenishment have been undertaken in coastal areas around the Maltese Islands; What does ‘success’ mean? And what are the differences between the beach replenishment works carried out at St George’s Bay and those made elsewhere around the Maltese Islands?

On Wednesday the 7th of October 2020, Malta Cafe Scientifique presents marine ecologist Prof. Joseph A. Borg who will be leading a talk on this topic.

Tickets are free, but booking is required.

CREATIVE TEAM
Danielle Martine Farrugia (Project Manager), Chris Styles (Organiser), Olena Sammut & Antonio Borg (Poster Designers), Sam Shingles, Amber Mifsud and Bethany Wooton (Assistants).

Ticket Information

Adult
FREE
Concessions
FREE
Children
FREE
Cinema Club Members
n/a
Concession tickets include students, senior citizens and Special ID Holders (SID).

Venue Information

Spazju Kreattiv

St James Cavalier, Castille Place
Valletta, VLT 1060 Malta
Studio B

Additional Information

Duration
2h
Cert
12+
Language
English
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