From Dante to racism in Europe, from climate change to hybrid warfare, from the Mayan diet to the fertiliser industry in Porto Marghera. Ca' Foscari University of Venice confirms its appeal to young research talents by winning a total of 3.3 million euros in European funds, which will go towards 14 "Marie Skłodowska-Curie" projects.
In Antarctica, the second drilling campaign of the Beyond EPICA - Oldest Ice project has been successfully completed. This project is an unprecedented challenge for paleoclimatology studies and its goal is to go back 1.5 million years in time to reconstruct past temperatures and greenhouse gas concentrations through the analysis of an ice core extracted from the depths of the ice sheet.
Ca’ Foscari has won 4 of the 21 “Consolidator Grants” awarded to Italian institutions by the European Research Council of the European Commission. The subject areas of the projects will range from visual anthropology in South America and the history of Artificial Intelligence to innovative methods to analyse deep ice in Antarctica and communication in the Ancient Near East.
Political science professor Francesca Campomori will coordinate 12 partnering institutions to study and implement participatory governance experiences in four cities (Berlin, Parma, Vienna and Ljubljana), while also engaging marginalized groups of people that are often left out of public life.
Machine Learning for local adaptation to climate change. The recent study by CMCC@Ca’Foscari identifies the areas of the Metropolitan City of Venice most at risk of flooding.
The Little Dome C site in Antarctica has reopened for the second ice core drilling campaign of the international research project coordinated by the Institute of Polar Sciences of the CNR (National Research Council of Italy). The team includes 15 people and aims to start deep drilling to reach depths of a few hundred metres, enabling the reconstruction of the world’s climate history.
Climate scepticism is growing four times as fast as pro-climate content on Twitter, according to a new paper published today in Nature Climate Change by The Alan Turing Institute that features the collaboration of Ca’ Foscari University of Venice.
Ca’ Foscari University of Venice has developed an eco-friendly process that enables the full use of wine lees and of the sludge resulting from wastewater treatment. This circular economy process can be managed directly by wineries and reduces disposal costs.
A research team at Ca’ Foscari has selected a new type of miniaturised antibodies that can detect and inhibit the activity of the urokinase human enzyme (uPA), reducing the risk of side effects. The discovery has been patented for use in the pharmaceutical industry.