MOL2: Maritime on the Loop of Ocean Literacy - Shipbuilding with bamboo

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General information

MOL2: La cultura oceánica en el sector marítimo - Uso de bambú

Objective: Introduction to the different types of bamboo, and which of them may be used to build a raft.

Contents information

1.- Introduction to bamboo as a potential constructive element

2.- Why bamboo is a greener choice (is it sustainable to build with bamboo in a country where it is not native?)

3.- Bamboo ecological footprint (comparative with concrete, steel, wood, etc.)

4.- Analysis of the bamboo life cycle. Costs and comparison with other materials

5.- Cutting workshop: elaboration of parts and joints. Students will learn how to develop the elements and parts needed for the construction of a boat and connect those appropriately using tools and techniques.

Learning outcome:

An attendance certificate will be provided at the end of the workshop

Contact Person: Susana Bastón (


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0188 - Ocean Literacy", "0732 - Near- and offshore constructions", "0716 - Naval engineering


Vigo, Spain



Academic level: Lifelong Learning
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