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last update 25.01.23 by VITAL Team

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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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…

published on 25.01.23

Geosciences

Raising awareness

Fieldwork

Major Environment Summits of 2022

Governments of most of the world's countries have been meeting regularly since the 1990s to discuss challenges, opportunities and actions to protect our planet. This year there were three key environmental summits. First the Ramsar Convention COP14 in China ended with the …

published on 13.01.23

News

Natural Capital: assessing future opportunities

The recent string of natural disasters combined with the Covid-19 crisis has highlighted more than ever the need for business to take into consideration all forms of capital, revealing with greater clarity that "business as usual" is vulnerable to a range of outside influences, not just …

published on 31.10.22

The importance of sediment compaction on the salt marshes evolution, a new 3D model developed by UNIPD

Natural coastal salt marshes, such as those of the Venice lagoon, are formed by sediment that has been transported by watercourses and the sea, and deposited over centuries and millennia. These characteristically dynamic environments host vulnerable ecosystems with an essential r…

published on 10.10.22

Geosciences

Reversing the human impacts on biodiversity by properly valuing nature

Natural habitats, biodiversity and ecosystem functioning are being lost at rates never before seen in human history because we don’t properly see the value of nature in our cultural, social and economic systems, both in terms of choices and through actions. This is the central issue emerging from…

published on 13.09.22

News

"The Conservation Revolution", relevant considerations for the conservation of the Venice Lagoon

Vital team reviewed a book that serves to imagine a better ecological future for the city and lagoon of Venice. Vital’s objectives to conserve and restore the saltmarshes in the Venice Lagoon are tied to promoting a different practice and narrative regarding the Lagoon's natural environme…

published on 08.08.22

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…

published on 13.07.22

Geosciences

Fieldwork

Monitoring the pilot project of Piovego Buora

In June 2022 We are here Venice began implementing a monitoring programme, designed based on previous European and global salt marsh…

published on 22.06.22

Fieldwork

Counterbalancing environmental impacts

As a result of prolonged increasing concentrations of greenhouse gases emissions (GHGs) connected to human activities such as deforestation, pollution, habitat degradation especially in coastal areas, initiatives to counterbalance this are becoming increasingly urgent and, in some cases, required…

published on 25.05.22

Offset

The Venice Agreement

We are here Venice, Ensayos, the Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) Chile

published on 02.06.22

Raising awareness

News

Carbon Capture and Storage and Other Issues related to Ecological Performance

The salt marshes of the Venice Lagoon (in italian barene)- lagoon areas between -10 and +50 cm relative to mean sea level, therefore periodically submerged by high tides - offer fundamental contributions to the survival of the Lagoon ecosystem and the communities that reside there. Indee…

published on 04.05.23

Offset

The WaterLANDS project

December 2021 saw the launch of the European WaterLANDS project, an ambitious and innovative initiative within the

published on 22.04.22

WaterLANDS

News

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…

published on 10.03.22

Geosciences

Fieldwork

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…

published on 17.02.22

Geosciences

Fieldwork

Lagunar - Amphibious Tales

Lagunar is a project developed by We are here Venice and the Free University of Bozen/Bolzano as part of the Project Visual Communication course of the Bachelor of Arts and Design degree, and is one of Vital's initiatives…

published on 11.04.22

Raising awareness

News

Lagunar

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

published on 11.02.22

Geosciences

Fieldwork

The Offset project will give companies and institutions the opportunity to offset their climate and social impacts by building the natural capital of the Venetian Lagoon. The focus of the offsetting action is on salt marshes, the most typical feature of the Lagoon landscape, which, in optimal con…

published on 15.12.21

Offset

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