The Planet4Health project will engage a hundred researchers to find, analyse and share data that will help us understand the effects of climate change on human and animal health and design effective mitigation and adaptation policies.
A study conducted by researchers from Ca' Foscari University of Venice and the Institute of Polar Sciences - National Research Council of Italy (CNR-ISP), in collaboration with the University Center in Svalbard (UNIS), has identified 'emerging' contaminants used in personal care products in the snow of Svalbard. The study was recently published in Science of the Total Environment.
Researchers from the Politecnico di Milano and Ca' Foscari University of Venice are part of the team unravelling the causes of the degradation of cadmium yellow, used by the Spanish painter: the presence of zinc in the crystalline matrix of the pigment, the production process and the environmental conditions in which paint was stored. The research is published in the scientific journal Heritage Science.
Venice and its coastal area are notoriously vulnerable to the impacts of climate change. Using an innovative approach, a team of researchers including scientists from CMCC and Ca’ Foscari University of Venice analysed shoreline erosion and water quality degradation, offering vital insights into future climate scenarios, essential for effective coastal risk management.
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”
Director of the Department of Environmental Sciences, Informatics and Statistics
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.
Beyond Bluegrass - Strengthening sustainable agri-food through aquaponics
Researcher: Roberto Pastres
Length: 01/09/2023 - 31/08/2025
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.