"A catastrophic implosion" destroyed OceanGate's submarine Titan, some four thousand metres to the bottom of the North Atlantic Ocean. We discussed the issue with Alessio Rovere, Associate Professor of Physical Geography and Geomorphology at the Department of Environmental Sciences, Informatics and Statistics at Ca' Foscari.
The research project led by by Renata Sõukand, Associate Professor of Botany at Ca' Foscari, has created an advanced understanding of the dynamics involved in the transformation of ethnobotanical knowledge within traditional societies and minority ethnic groups, when faced with attempts by dominant forces to unify and erode this practical knowledge.
Emilia Romagna, one of the Italian regions with the highest level of hydrogeological risk, was recently the victim of a “perfect storm”: several concurring elements that triggered floods and landslides with disastrous consequences. We discussed the situation with Enrico Bertuzzo, Professor of Hydrology at the Ca' Foscari Department of Environmental Sciences, Informatics and Statistics.
A new study published in Nature Geoscience and carried out by Ca’ Foscari University of Venice, in collaboration with the Institute of Polar Sciences of the National Research Council and other international partners, shows that the sea ice melting following temperature increase during the last glacial-interglacial transition caused a higher release of mercury into the atmosphere.
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.
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ADRR2023 - When concurrent extreme weather events meet breadbasket regions in escalating inter-regional conflict: Cascading economic impact assessment in the global food market
Researcher: Francesco Bosello, supervisor of MSCA Fellow Nkongho Ayuketang Arreyndip
Length: 15/10/2023 - 14/10/2025
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.