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Environmental Sciences, Informatics and Statistics

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Private blockchains to be even safer thanks to NiRvAna project
Private blockchains to be even safer thanks to NiRvAna project

The project aims to analyse the application of IT security features to private blockchain technology. It is coordinated by the University of Urbino and involves a research unit from Ca' Foscari, led by professor Sabina Rossi.

Drugs and pesticides in the feathers of sandwich terns and seagulls
Drugs and pesticides in the feathers of sandwich terns and seagulls

Pollutants are everywhere. Two studies conducted at Ca' Foscari have found anti-inflammatory drugs and other substances in the tissues of seabirds who nest in the lagoon, thanks to chick feather analysis.

GAIN: a more sustainable future for aquaculture
GAIN: a more sustainable future for aquaculture

The Green Aquaculture Intensification in Europe project (GAIN) aims to make aquaculture more efficient and sustainable, with a view to safeguarding the environment, the wellbeing of fish, and product quality. The project was coordinated by Professor Roberto Pastres and lasted three years.

New palaeoclimate discoveries 17 years after EPICA campaign
New palaeoclimate discoveries 17 years after EPICA campaign

Ca' Foscari's labs and researchers are at the heart of the achievement of an international research team specialising in the palaeoclimatology of polar regions, published in Nature Geoscience. Temperature fluctuations over the past 800,000 years have been identified thanks to deuterium analysis.

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

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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
REGINDEX - Compressed Indexes for Regular Languages with Applications to Computational Pan-genomics

Researcher: Nicola Prezza
Length: 01/09/2022 - 31/08/2027

Publications

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.