[ Research Activities ]

Mestre-Venice Headquarters

The research group of the Mestre-Venice Headquarters of Institute for the Dynamics of Environmental Processes tackles environmental problems according to the multidisciplinary approach, continuing activity of its "Center of Study on Chemistry and Technology for the Environment". The main research activities concern the study of chemical contamination at the global level, the mechanisms of transport and transfer of pollutants between the various environmental sectors, the processes and cycles of transformation of chemicals in the environment, the reconstruction of relatively recent phenomena and development of new technologies of environmental interest related to the problem of polluted sites. These activities have been developed through the study of different matrices; They were sampled significant areas of the world, characterized by a different anthropization degree, such as the Venice lagoon, the Mediterranean Sea, the North Pacific, the Alps, the Everest and the polar regions. The Institute has always dealt with environmental problems in a global relevance and giving prominence to the interdisciplinary approach. Among the projects in which he was involved, the Institute for the Dynamics of Environmental Processes of Venice are:

  • Research project of the Venetian Lagoon System, 1994-1997;
  • PR-27 / 1S: Scenarios of risk to human health associated with the introduction and the presence of organic micro high toxic potential (CNR-ISS), 1998-2000;
  • CORILA: Consortium for the Management of the Centre for Coordination of Research Activities concerning the Venice Lagoon System. 2000-2004 research program, research line 3.4: "Environmental Processes; The Chemical Contamination";
  • PNRA - Paleoclimate and paleoenvironment stratigraphy from chemistry and physics of ice cores;
  • PNRA - EPICA - European Project for Ice Coring in Antarctica;
  • INRM - Role of the Alpine cryosphere in the hydrological cycle.

Milan Secondary Headquartes

is divided into three sub-units located at the headquarters, the University of Milan and the research pole CNR-University of Milan Bicocca.

The research activities of the Milan Unit concern the themes:

  • Geophysics;
  • Paleoclimate and paleoenvironment;
  • Mineralogy and petrography;
  • Geomorphology;
  • Geomatics;
  • Multi-risk and emergency management by natural events;
  • Geo-resources of the subsoil and the territory;
  • Structural geology, volcanology, analogic and numerical modeling.

Teaching activities, educational and informative divided into:

  • University Courses (Laboratory of seismology, Geophysical Prospecting, Volcanology, Territorial Information System );
  • Stages (geology, physics, natural science and engineering);
  • Dissertation (geology, physics, natural sciences, engineering and computer science);
  • Doctoral (geology, physics, natural sciences, environmental engineering, computer science);
  • Training and support professionals (geologists, engineers and operators Public Administration);
  • Dissemination seminars;
  • Exhibitions;
  • Guides, books, thematic maps, webgis and online databases.

Padua Secondary Headquartes

was formed in June 2002; in it, was joined the staff of the Prevention and Protection of the CNR Research area of Padua. The prominent activities of the Padua group are the study of environmental pollution in relation to food security and the preservation of the artistic heritage, the Environmental emergencies resulting from forest fires and civil and forensic analytical chemistry, a result of numerous technical consultancies entrusted to members of the group.