Ecology of Venice
Marco holds a Ph.D. in Environmental Sciences from the Ca’ Foscari University of Venice, where he assessed the projected effects of climate change on the quality of water in the Venice lagoon. He has studied the identification of sustainable alternatives to prevent large cruise ships from navigating the historical center of Venice. Currently, his research interests have shifted to circular economy and corporate sustainability. His passion and commitment to environmental preservation and sustainability challenges have led him to study and conduct research in Iceland, Austria, China, and the United States. In his free time, he enjoys traveling, learning languages, running, and skating. Born and raised in Venice, Marco is happy to share his knowledge and experience with everyone eager to learn more about the environmental status and challenges that one of the most beautiful and breathtaking cities in the world has to face.
Gian Marco is an Environmental Scientist graduated at Ca’ Foscari University of Venice. He is a PhD student working for the National Research Council of Italy, Institute of Marine Science, on the effects of ship wakes on the morphology of the Venice Lagoon. Since 2014 he has been investigating the hydrodynamics effect generated by marine traffic in sensitive environments. He expanded his research abroad studying the City Cat wakes in Brisbane River (Australia) and the fast ferries in Tallinn’s bay (Estonia). His strong interest for the environment is also shared in his side job as sailing instructor. Recently he is also working on micro-plastics deposition in marine environment and aerial photogrammetry to evaluate morphological changes and sediment resuspension. In his free time, he keeps himself connected to the subject of his research by surfing and windsurfing.
Francesco is a physical oceanographer with a background in marine biology. He is working since 2011 at the Institute of Marine Sciences in Venice where he focuses on physical and biological oceanography using both observations and numerical modelling tools. His major research interests are the processes that leads to the formation of dense waters and their dynamics, riverine plume dynamics, pollutants and particle dispersion in marine environment. Lately he also started to study the physics of lakes and of their circulation. His research interest span from mesocale dynamics to microscale and turbulent processes.
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