10.11.2010 -

Scientific Workshop “From Global to Regional: Local Sea Level Rise Scenarios”. Palazzo Zorzi. Venice, Italy. 22-23 November 2010

© T. Kormina/Public DomainHigh water at San Marko Square on 1 Dec 2008

The international workshop titled “From Global to Regional: Local Sea Level Rise Scenarios - Focus on the Mediterranean Sea and the Adriatic Sea” organized by UNESCO and ISMAR-CNR is dedicated to Climate Change Physical Knowledge and to the correlated Sea Level change in the northern Adriatic and the Venice Lagoon, to discuss major controversial scientific issues on the topic and evidencing the scientific background.

The Workshop, by invitation only, shall identify multiple plausible sea level rise scenarios by 2100 for the northern Adriatic Sea, and should draw helpful guidelines for the local authorities that are responsible for the implementation of major mitigation interventions.

This workshop will be functional for an International Conference on “The Future of Venice and its Lagoon in the context of Global Changeto be held by UNESCO in 2011, which reflects its long tradition of scientific contribution to the world importance and relevance of Venice and its lagoon, recognizing it as a hot spot for issues connected with climate change.


- long term sea level rise in the world oceans
- regional differences in the Mediterranean and the Adriatic Sea
- from global to local scales: downscaling climate change studies
- measurements of changing sea level in Venice
impacts of sea level rise for the Venice lagoon and the city of Venice

Useful Links :

ISMAR CNR http://www.ismar.cnr.it/

UNESCO Climate change and Sea-level rise

Contact: Georg Umgiesser

ISMAR-CNR, Castello 2737/F, 30122 Venezia, Italia
tel: +39-041-2407943/ fax: +39-041-2407940

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