Thursday, November 23, 2023, 6-8 PM
Serra Giardini, Via Giuseppe Garibaldi, 1254, 30122 loc. Castello VE
Saving MOSE from Climate Change
The mobile gates of Venice (MOSE) are protecting the city from high water. However, climate change will question the functionality of the gates already in the second half of this century. With a sea level rise of 50 cm, the gates will have to be closed once a day. By injecting water into the ground, it is possible to raise Venice by 30 cm. This fact allows for extending the life of the mobile gates for another 50 years.
The event is organized by DVRI in collaboration with CNR - ISMAR.
Dr. Georg Umgiesser is working as a director of research at the National Research Council in Venice. He is heading a group of scientists that mainly study lagoons and the coastal zone with numerical modeling.
Special interests are the development of numerical models, sea-lagoon interaction, storm surge forecasting, and teaching on discretization techniques and oceanography. One of the major topics is looking at the future of Venice under climate change.
He is the Italian coordinator of the DANUBIUS-RI infrastructure. He has published more than 100 peer-reviewed articles, with an h-index of 47.