Venice: the risk maps of the flood-prone areas

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.

Beyond Epica Deep Drilling Campaign Begins in Antarctica

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 sceptic tweets growing four times as fast as pro-climate

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.

Microalgae used in ‘zero-waste’ wineries

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.

‘Key’ that inhibits molecules involved in cancer spread uncovered

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.

Sea ice responds synchronously to abrupt climate changes, study finds

A study conducted by Isac and Isp (National Research Council) in collaboration with Ca' Foscari University of Venice and several international partners has reconstructed the evolution of sea ice cover, examining abrupt climate oscillations that occurred during the last Ice Era. 

International study shows “posed” smiles improve mood

Two researchers from Ca’ Foscari University of Venice and Università Magna Graecia di Catanzaro have contributed to a global collaboration coordinated by Nicholas Coles from Stanford University

The “Montalcini” programme at Ca’ Foscari: a new call and new fellows

One of the opportunities offered by Ca’ Foscari is the Rita Levi Montalcini programme, funded by the Italian Ministry of University and Research to enable young researchers to work at Italian universities. The latest call for applications opened on 27 September 2022 and closes at midnight on 27 October 2022.

Nobel Prize in Economic Sciences 2022: Bernanke, Diamond and Dybvig

The Nobel Prize in Economic Sciences 2022 was awarded to Ben Bernanke (Brookings Institution di Washington), Douglas Diamond (Chicago University), and Philip Dybvig (Washington University in St. Louis), “for research on banks and financial crises”.