Management of the coastal development of Venice lagoon

Scientists and engineers have fought to save the beautiful World Heritage site of Venice from flooding since the 10th century. Now, with 22 million tourists visiting the city every year and the threat of sea levels rising with climate change, the problem of habitat destruction in the lagoon is more acute than ever. University of Southampton researchers led by G&G’s Professor Carl Amos are working with Italian colleagues and international partners to protect the lagoon from environmental damage and preserve habitats so visitors can continue to discover and appreciate this unique eco-system.

See Professor Amos explain research on managing the coastal development of Venice lagoon here