Mussel and Oyster shells for Regeneration

Mussel and Oyster shells for Regeneration

Mollusk shells, such as those of mussels and oysters, are made of calcium carbonate (CaCO3), thus representing precious biomaterials that, once recycled, can bring important environmental and economical benefits. Nowadays, waste management (shells) derived from the...
Ostreopsis ovata bloom in Santa Teresa Bay

Ostreopsis ovata bloom in Santa Teresa Bay

Who is Ostreopsis ovata? Ostreopsis ovata is an indigenous microalgae (size: 1000 times less than a mm!) composed of a single cell (unicellular). Arrived in the Gulf of La Spezia via ballast waters, this micro-algae is very well adapted to increasing seawater...
Smart Bay Santa Teresa in the Story Map

Smart Bay Santa Teresa in the Story Map

What is a Story Map? It is a form of storytelling based on graphical representation, where a geographical map supports a story on a specific subject. INGV has recently developed a story map describing the variety of research activities, observation infrastructures and...
Carbon Blue Sink

Carbon Blue Sink

Coastal areas need to adapt to climate change, whose effects at economic and social levels are becoming critical (e.g. sea level rise, extreme events, heat waves, O2 and pH decreases). It is necessary re-design the management of the coastal areas, integrating...
Ecosystem Services of Santa Teresa Bay

Ecosystem Services of Santa Teresa Bay

Coastal ecosystems, located at the interface between marine an terrestrial ecosystems, include different ecological communities providing a wide variety of services extremely important for humans such as protection from flood and waves, food provisioning, water...
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