NanoVirtualium: interactive communication web-based application on Nanotechnologies

IHUHJNanovirtualium is an initiative of the Mediterranean Information Office for Environment, Culture and Sustainable Development (MIO-ECSDE) and has been developed within the framework of the NanoCap project (2006-2009) funded by the European Commission’s FP6 Science and Society Programme.

NanoVirtualium is web based application designed as a futuristic virtual reality dome, which invites you to enter into the developing world of Nanotechnologies. It provides both basic and advanced information on this new emerging technology and it sets out related implications on our health and safety (workers), society at large and the environment.

The main aim and objective of NanoVirtualium is to help people understand what nanotechnologies are and grasp their scientific underpinnings and potential applications. Furthermore, it aims to present related environmental, health, regulatory and ethical issues. It is of extreme importance for people to understand that while nanotechnologies indisputably offer an endless extent of possibilities, it is crucial to ensure that they move towards the resolution of many of the world’s current problems and not just increase consumption by putting more products on the market.

NanoVirtualium attempts to address nanotechnologies in a balanced manner by presenting the potential benefits and risks and by drawing a line between facts and fiction, which are often blurry in the popular press.

NanoVirtualium is meant to be an information center which will be frequently adapted and updated, in line with the most recent developments in nanotechnologies, in all associated fields.
The application will be translated into 8 languages (the NanoCap project partners’ languages), Danish, Dutch, English, French, German, Greek, Italian and Lithuanian.

For more information contact Ms. Thomais Vlachogianni: