Department of
Environmental Sciences, Informatics and Statistics


4 Ca' Foscari Departments selected as 'Departments of Excellence'

The Department of Economics, the Department of Environmental Sciences, Informatics and Statistics, the Department of Linguistics and Comparative Cultural Studies and the Department of Asian and North African Studies have been selected as 'Departments of Excellence' by the Italian Ministry of University and Research, which awards the best university Departments in Italy with research funds for a total of 271 million euros each year.

Beyond EPICA reaches a depth of 808 meters in the Antarctic ice sheet

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.

ERC: Ca' Foscari wins 4 "Consolidator Grants", the best result in Italy

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.

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.

Welcome message from Salvatore Orlando, Director of the Department

“Our department has won over 50 European competitions in the last 4 years. We carry out cross-cutting research that intersects issues related to the ecological transition and digital transformation”

Salvatore Orlando,
Director of the Department of Environmental Sciences, Informatics and Statistics





Our research

Research areas

The activities carried out at the Department involve various fields of research, ranging from environmental sciences to informatics and statistics, but also to technologies for the conservation of cultural heritage.

Our research topics intersect the ones related to the ecological transition and to digital transformation, which today are considered essential to the creation of a new, sustainable development of our society and our economy.

Our research — which is often interdisciplinary in its approach — is developed also thanks to collaborations with public institutions and local businesses, and it is financed by public competitions on a regional, national and European level.

Research projects
BoSS - Bauhaus of the Seas Sails

Researcher: Fabio Pittarello
Length: 01/01/2023 - 31/12/2025
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The research conducted at the Department of Environmental Sciences, Informatics and Statistics involves various areas, including biology, ecology, environmental chemistry, analytical chemistry, chemistry for cultural heritage, environmental engineering, informatics, Earth sciences, and statistics. The bibliographic information regarding the Department’s publications can be accessed through ARCA, Ca’ Foscari’s open-access archive.