Research Programme with Veneto Region

The three themes of the program are divided into lines of research. Some of these are completed, others will end in 2012 or 2013.

Theme 1
Studies, research and experimentations for supporting the preparation of the new interventions programme for the safeguarding of the environment aimed to reclaim the polluted areas of the Lagoon of Venice and to improve the environmental quality, through the identification of convenient objectives and new types of action.

Line 1.1.  Experimental verification of the effect of innovative technologies for the remediation of sediments by oxygen.

Scientific responsible dott. Gianpietro Ravagnan, Dipartimento di Scienze Ambientali, Università Ca' Foscari di Venezia.

Line 1.2. Technical and economic assessment of reclamations of the SIN of Porto Marghera.
Scientific responsible prof.ssa Margherita Turvani, Università IUAV di Venezia.

Line 1.3. Guidelines for interventions of consolidation of foundations based on wood pilings.
Scientific responsible prof. Guido Biscontin, Dipartimento DAIS, Università Ca' Foscari di Venezia.

Line 1.4. Database and GIS interventions
Scientific responsible dott. Stefano Guerzoni, ISMAR-CNR.

Theme 2
Studies, research and experimentations for enabling the revision of the “Piano Direttore 2000”

Line 2.1. River-sea sediments: a regional resource.
Scientific responsible prof. Giampaolo Di Silvio, Dipartimento IMAGE, Università di Padova.

Line 2.2. Characterization of sediments and watershed improvements.
Scientific responsibles dott. Roberto Zonta, CNR-ISMAR, and dott. Carlo Barbante, Università Ca' Foscari di Venezia.

Theme 3
Research on the effect of climate changes in the North Adriatic sea, referring in particular on the effects of the utilization of water resources within the drainage basin (including underground waters) and their effects on the lagoon taking also into consideration potential problems arising from the management of the tidal regulation system.

Line 3.1. Activities experimental modeling to estimate the evolution of climate over the period 2021-2050 in the affected area of the Veneto.
Scientific responsible prof. Piero Lionello, Università del Salento.

Line 3.2. Climate effects on fish productivity.
Scientific responsible prof. Enrico Alleva, Istituto Superiore di Sanità.

Line 3.3. Climate change effects on chemical contamination.
Scientific responsible dott.ssa Fabiana Corami, Università Ca' Foscari di Venezia.