International Discussion Meeting organised by the Cambridge University Coastal Research Unit (Department of Geography), Unesco Venice Office

This project was put forward in response to an observed widespread ignorance concerning the delicate state of the lagoon and the implications for the city of the lagoon’s deteriorating physical and ecological integrity. This is in spite of a wealth of relevant scientific research and extensive historical archives, with maps and measurements, against which to compare modern-day changes and trends. Moreover, new techniques such as real-time and long term environmental monitoring, remote sensing, Geographical Information Systems and mathematical modelling of physical and ecological processes have been brought to bear on the ‘Venice problem’; these advances, and what they tell us, need to be more widely known.

Health of the Lagoon – UNESCO (pdf)