From Sea to Street


Sebastián Villasante

Sophia Kochalski

Ignacio Gianelli


IMPETUS/ European Union


















The Project

“From Sea to Street” is a citizen science initiative that investigates which emotions murals in public spaces evoke in the viewer and how this affects people’s connection to the ocean and the seas. This initiative addresses critical ocean challenges such as pollution, climate change, and the loss of important marine resources. The goal is to better understand and strengthen people’s relationship with the ocean and the seas through street art.


In collaboration with artists, tour guides, marine institutions and all lovers of the sea, an interdisciplinary team of young scientists will curate a transnational collection of murals with ocean and marine themes in three European countries: Spain, Latvia and the Netherlands. The project is coordinated by the University of Santiago de Compostela and is implemented in collaboration with two consortium partners, the Latvian Academy of Culture and Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam.


Connected through art and science


Murals, striking works of art painted directly on walls, represent an art form that resonates in numerous European cities. These creations have the potential to evoke emotions, educate, inspire and illuminate crucial issues, and often represent intricate relationships between humanity and the environment. The “From Sea to Street” initiative recognizes the potential of murals to bridge the gap between urban populations and the coastal and marine environment.


Join us in this collaborative effort, where art and science come together to create a deep connection between people and the ocean. Take our survey today #fromseatostreet or enter a mural from your city on our map:


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Nove Noel, 2018 "No Fondo", Auditorio Municipal de Rianxo, Spain
Portrait of Castelao with coastal landscape by Miguel Peralta, Rúa Paseo do Porto, Rianxo, Spain
The "From Sea to Street" Team Spain during the oficial launch of the project in September 2023
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The initiative is supported by the IMPETUS Citizen Science Accelerator Program. IMPETUS is funded by the European Union's Horizon Europe research and innovation program under grant agreement number 101058677. Views and opinions expressed are, however, those of the author(s) only and do not necessarily reflect those of the European Union or the European Research Agency (REA). Neither the European Union nor the granting authority can be held responsible for them.

Team members