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Tidal inlets dynamics and environment

Objective

Tidal areas, such as lagoons and estuaries, are complex and delicate environments subject to rapid morphological and ecological change, often in response to strong human interference. The problems connected to tidal areas have been recognised by the International Ramsar Convention on Wetlands: 445 of the 844 protected wetlands of international importance listed by the Convention are located in Europe. The TIDE project aims at developing comprehensive models of tidal environments incorporating both physical and ecological processes. Useful models of tidal systems cannot separately describe their biology and physics without failing to predict the overall system behaviour. Progress in tidal research requires a new generation of models with far reaching economic and environmental benefits. This is the goal of the TIDE project. The socio-economic consequences of system change are considered as an integral part of the programme.

Funding Scheme

CSC - Cost-sharing contracts

Coordinator

UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI PADOVA
Address
Via Loredan 20
35131 Padova
Italy

Participants (9)

COMPAGNIA GENERALE RIPRESEAEREE SPA
Italy
Address
Via Cremonese 35/A
43010 Fontana
CONSORZIO VENERIA NUOVA
Italy
Address
San Marco, Campo S.stefano 2803
30124 Venezia
ISTITUTO VENETO DI SCIENZE LETTERE ED ARTI
Italy
Address
Campo S. Stefano 2945
30124 Venezia
TOPOSYS TOPOGRAPHISCHE SYSTEMDATEN GMBH
Germany
Address
7,Wilhelm-hauff-strasse 41
88214 Ravensburg
UNIVERSITA CA' FOSCARI DI VENEZIA
Italy
Address
Calle Larga Santa Marta 2137
30123 Venezia
UNIVERSITE LOUIS PASTEUR, STRASBOURG 1
France
Address
Pole Api - Boulevard Sebastien Brant
67400 Illkirch Graffenstaden
UNIVERSITY OF READING
United Kingdom
Address
3 Early Gate
RG6 6AL Reading / Silchester
UNIVERSITY OF ST ANDREWS
United Kingdom
Address
Queen's Terrace, Bute Medical Buildings
KY16 9TS St Andrews
UNIVERSITÀ DEGLI STUDI DI TRENTO
Italy
Address
Via Mesiano Di Povo 77
38100 Trento