Rialto bridge, Venice
An interdisciplinary team of Scripps scientists is working together with Thetis S.p.A, an Italian engineering company, in a two-year project promoted and funded by the Venice Water Authority, responsible for management of Venice Lagoon in Italy through its concessionary, Consorzio Venezia Nuova. As part of the Italian government's activities for the safeguarding of Venice and its lagoon, Scripps researchers are conducting experiments to evaluate the ecological consequences of relocating dredged sediments in the lagoon. This project is called the SIOSED (Scripps Institution of Oceanography Sediment research group) Project.
This web page provides public information about the project. As the work progresses and results are published, they will be posted here. The Principal Investigator for the Project is Dr. Dimitri Deheyn of the Marine Biology Research Division of Scripps. He works with Dr. Lisa Shaffer, Assistant Director of Scripps responsible for international relations, in program management and coordination.