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Travel & Destinations
Prof. Biancardi, besides being a university professor, scientist and a leading world entrepreneur, he is an avid world traveler (over 100 countries visited) and a winning sportsman. He has been President and CEO of a major Research and Development and Engineering Group based in 3 continents. He has been a junior member of the Italian Government in the 80s. in 1992, he has been the founder of the MIF (The European Maritime Industry Forum) of the European Parliament, and the Chairman of its Scientific Committee. Then in 1993, the founder of AMRIE (the Alliance of Maritime of Regional Interests in Europe, an initiative of the Members of the European Parliament), and Member of the Executive Committee and Chairman of the Centers of Excellence. In 2003, initiator and founder of the European Commission EIRAC (The European Intermodal Research Advisory Council). Later, on the invitation of the French President, in 2005, initiated and participated in establishing the French Competitiveness Poles, and a Member of the Board. Then in 2011, Chairman of the Board of the “European Earth Friendly Logistics Association”. In 2014 he has been awarded the UIM (Union Internationale Motonautique) Special Mention for Innovation, an acknowledgement of the high quality of the engineering and technology, services as well as the outstanding innovation results of our products, for clean, efficient and environment-friendly marine propulsion systems and energy.

Last but not least, on the invitation of the Bahamian Government, he has founded Prestige Global Bahamas, toe enhance hospitality and environment. His entire career has been driven by his strong principle of 'green technologies' as the keys of ethical increasing economic development. With a rather unique background blending European, British, American and Australian cultures with a blister of Japanese. He was born in Italian island of Procida. He has been living in Italy, France, Germany, Switzerland, Scotland, England, Australia, Japan, Brazil and USA. He is now resident of the Bahamas. He delivered over 150 general public lecturers in science, engineering and environment.

He is a Member of SNAME (Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers) since 1985 (2010-2011 New York City Meeting Chairman, Member of the Controllability Committee, and Member of the Memberships Committee) and since 1990 a Fellow of the Royal Institution of Naval Architects, UK and a Licensed Chartered Engineer in London, UK
Please find below some examples of my presentations:

Nelson Mandela an extraordinary man and the rugby
How Nelson Mandela won the rugby World Cup and made South Africa proud

An historical travel on the cruise ship development, from the former transatlantic luxury liners to modern cruise ships
Concept, Design and Building of the cruise ships, from the past to the most modern ones. Differences, comfort, technologies, safety and security; as well safety and operation.

The sea environment and the human impact
Environmental Impacts to the nature, at sea, at rivers and so on. Plastic at Sea, the Plastic Floating Island, how they happened and what is done and what we can do. What is actually done onboard ships; and recycled: waste, sanitary and so on.

A comparison of Atlantic Sea Crossing from 1900 to now days
In the early 19th century sailing ships took about six weeks to cross the Atlantic. With adverse winds or bad weather the journey could take as long as fourteen weeks. When this happened passengers would often run short of provisions.

Blue technology not only has green benefits—ecological potential that would impress the most passionate environmental activist—but also boasts a powerful business case that is catching the attention of smart CEOs.

Polar Navigation and risk management, the specificity and unicity of Antarctica Navigation
It is commonly agreed that ship navigation in polar seas, takes additional knowledge beyond that needed in less challenging navigation .. Iceberg control and collision avoidance
Whales and other big fishes’ detection and control, and risks to the mammals and to the ship

Research stations in Antarctica
How many stations are there in Antarctica? What research stations are in Antarctica? What they do in Antartica?
Is there a US military base in Antarctica? Is there any city in Antarctica?

Are The Dark Nazi Secrets Buried In Remote Argentinian Jungle?
Archaeologists believe ruins found in a remote jungle region may be the remains of a hideout built by Nazis to flee to in the event of defeat in the second world war.

Hawaii: between History and Geography
A short but deep travel into the Hawaii History and Geography, from my personal travel logbook.

France in the Pacific, the culture of the French Polynesia and Tahiti
Tahitians value generosity and hospitality, and you will feel that in every moment you spend in Tahiti. While the culture is definitely Polynesian in its relaxed and free spirited nature, Tahitians identify closely with French culture, generally speaking French and Tahitian. Tahitian society is broken into classes - chiefs and priests, landowners, and commoners. One of the elements of culture that helped ensure survival on the islands was the concept of lack of ownership. Family resources were shared such that people wouldn't starve and would have a place to sleep. These relationships continue today, with many Tahitians supporting each other and demonstrating a loose relationship with ownership of property.

The International Date Line, Explained
The International Date Line (IDL) is an imaginary — and arbitrary — line on Earth's surface that runs from the North Pole to the South Pole. The IDL is not a matter of international law, but it's one of the few standards embraced globally. The IDL is crucial for global interconnectivity, instantaneous communication, time measurement and consistent international databases. It's mostly about convenience, commerce, and politics.

The Maori and the Haka: New Zealand History, rugby and the making of a legend
The dominant theme of this lecture is an exploration of the influence of various aspects of selective memory and nostalgia in understandings of New Zealand rugby history and the haka. the haka is a type of ancient Mâori war dance traditionally used on the battlefield, as well as when groups came together in peace. Haka are a fierce display of a tribe's pride, strength and unity. Actions include violent foot-stamping, tongue protrusions and rhythmic body slapping to accompany a loud chant. The words of a haka often poetically describe ancestors and events in the tribe's history.

Things You Didn’t Know About the Bahamas, its history and culture
The 10 things you didn't know about Bahamas, even if you've visited before. This lecture is admittedly "all over the place", but if you want to learn about Bahmian customs and about everyday life in Bahamas, you will love it! I argue that this stuff is important even for casual visitors because once you understand how a country ticks, you won't fall prey to misunderstandings and you'll have a better time on your visit

Canarias and Spanish merged culture
Tenerife Culture. Hispanic culture began all over the Canary Islands at the end of the 15th Century when Spain officially ruled over the archipelago. Since that time, the Spanish influence has dominated the traditions, customs and general culture of these islands, including Tenerife.

The Hidden Secrets of Gibraltar
Inside the secret labyrinth of WW2 tunnels known as the Great North Road dug a mile under the Rock of Gibraltar to protect the Allies with 'streets' named after English towns so British troops could find their way around.

The maritime republics (Italian: repubbliche marinare) of the Mediterranean Basin were thalassocratic city-states which flourished in Italy and Dalmatia during the Middle Ages
The best known among the maritime republics are Venice, Genoa, Pisa, Ragusa, and Amalfi. Less known are Gaeta,[ Ancona,and Noli. From the 10th to the 13th centuries they built fleets of ships both for their own protection and to support extensive trade networks across the Mediterranean, giving them an essential role in the Crusades. The maritime republics of Amalfi, Genova, Pisa and Venice and their impacts on trading and cultural development.

Los Cabos, “This doesn’t even seem like Mexico!”
We’ll admit there’s a bit of truth in that. Sometimes, Los Cabos doesn’t feel like Mexico. You’ll see an Applebees here and there, fancy American hotel chains, even Wal-Mart. Most locals speak English, and almost everything is bilingual. The casual observer might even be tempted to think, “Well, the only thing Mexican here is the tequila!” An easy assumption to make, but scratch the surface and you’ll find a wealth of culture that makes Baja Sur distinctly…well, Baja Sur.

Hidden Maya Civilization Revealed Beneath Guatemala's Jungle Canopy
More than 61,000 ancient Maya structures — from large pyramids to single houses — were lurking beneath the dense jungle canopy in Guatemala, revealing clues about the ancient culture's farming practices, infrastructure, politics and economy, a new aerial survey has revealed.

Things You Didn’t Know About Costa Rica
Costa Rica, literally meaning, Rich Coast, is one of the most culturally appealing countries, there are new and interesting facts about this little country and their wonderful way of life. Here are 23 fun things you probably didn’t know about Costa Rica until now…

The extraordinary Engineering of the Panama Canal
The Panama Canal is really an engineering marvel par excellence. Learn why the Panama Canal was made and how the lock systems work.

The Making of the Panama Canal
The three biggest problems were rain, disease, and transportation..

The lessons of Colombia's extraordinary peace process
In a world dominated by horrific forever wars, Colombia's agreement with the Farc guerrilla movement stands out as an extraordinary moment for this country, and a rare affirmation of the power of peace talks..

A comparison of Atlantic to Pacific before Panama
The Panama Canal is a waterway that connects the Atlantic and the Pacific Ocean. Before the canal was opened in 1914 ships had to travel around the southern tip of South America to get from the Atlantic to the Pacific Ocean. The Panama Canal shortens the journey by about 11000 km.

Other Enrichment Destination Topics
While having a core of lectures that are of universal interest, he is ready to add to his series a few that can be appropriate to specific itineraries. For example, if traveling to the Orient, some description of the Chinese Junks and the history of the river canoes in Thailand. The same would apply to Turkey and/or Scandinavia, etc. For a trip around the British Isles his talk about the Royal Yacht Britannia, if in Sweden, about the Vikings. In the case of the Americas, the Naos and Caravels, and so on.
Over 300 public lecturers and conferences worldwide, from Europe, to USA, Canada, Australia and Japan

I have been onboard several cruise ships for professional reasons, for pleasure and as a lecturer.

They include the following companies:

- MSC cruises
- Seabourn
- Costa cruises
- Carnival
- Celebrity
- Azamara