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last update 27.03.24 by VITAL Team

Update from the WaterLANDS action site

The WaterLANDS Action Site is a reclaimed salt marsh known as Lago Bastia 2. It is one of many infills constructed with dredged sediments, removed for port maintenance from the main shipping channel and lagoon inlets. The classification of this particular artificial marsh as “medium condition”, b…

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NECs monitoring at le Sorelle B pilot site

The resilience of salt marshes in the Venice Lagoon with respect to the rise in mean sea level depends considerably on sedimentation dynamics (both organic and inorganic), erosion and compaction.We speak of autocompaction when the compaction of recently deposited, soft sediments occurs. Cl…

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Geosciences

Starting monitoring activities at two sites in the southern lagoon

As part of our work to better understand the critical parameters for successful recreation of salt marsh in the Venetian Lagoon, We are here Venice and the VITAL initiative, in partnership with Laguna B, have been authorised by the

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Geosciences

Design of the NEC stations

A fundamental aspect of a salt marsh restoration project is the resulting ground-height relative to average water level in the long term. This is crucial for achieving the optimal ecological functioning of the system, as is the ability of the ground level to keep up with rising sea levels…

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Geosciences

Underground variations and the effects of age

The subsurface of the Venice Lagoon is highly heterogeneous. The formation and the evolution of the lagoon during the last ~11.000 years led to the deposition of different types of sediments (peat, silt, clay and sand), that, varying from site to site, testify the different depos…

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Geosciences

Evidence-based communication strategies: Vital’s GIS platform

Evidence-based decision-making requires that the right people have the right information at the right time and in the right formats. Bridging the divide between research and decision-making requires collaboration, communication, and knowledge translation. As the effects…

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Geosciences

Raising awareness

Vital featured in 2023 scientific conferences

This was the year that the Vital initiative reached an important milestone in terms of “proof of concept” by beginning to be featured at scientific conferences - firstly in Bonn (Germany) at the 5th European Conf…

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Raising awareness

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