The University of Ferrara is involved in sediment dynamics research through the Department of Physics and Earth Sciences, one of the oldest departments of the University, with an international reputation in sedimentary research.

The COSTUF team headed by professor Ciavola has a longstanding tradition of sediment transport research at local, national and international level, having carried out fieldwork in the Ravenna and Ferrara coast, Po Delta, Lagoon of Venice, Conero Headland, Portugal, Spain, France, Albania, Montenegro, Lebanon, the Netherlands, Ireland and United Kingdom. The main interests of the group currently include beach and estuarine processes, remote sensing, video-monitoring, sediment transport, Holocene sedimentation in lagoons and coastal lakes, cliff erosion, evaluation of coastal vulnerability, coastal risk and sediment supply provided by rivers to the coast.


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