Channeling the Green Deal for Venice is a project of the North Adriatic Sea Port Authority with a total value of 1.7 million Euros, co-financed by the European Commission through the Connecting Europe Facility (CEF) Program. Its Final Event – Italian Language only – will be held on September 21st in Venice, Italy.
The project addresses the issue of limited nautical accessibility to the ports of Venice and Chioggia by seeking scientific and operational solutions that respect the physical constraints, hydrodynamic balance of the lagoon, local water traffic, and the Mobile Barrier System (MoSE). These specificities have necessitated studies conducted with an innovative and replicable approach, which, for the first time in Italy, integrates hydrodynamic simulation and navigation models iteratively.
The evidence and technical-scientific data collected have demonstrated that it is already possible, through targeted management and infrastructure solutions, to increase port performance in terms of operational efficiency and navigation safety, while simultaneously reducing the effects of ship passage in the Malamocco-Marghera channel, with a reduction of over 50% in the annual volume of sediments eroded by maritime traffic.
During the event, the findings of the conducted studies will be presented, and the economic, technological, and environmental aspects of the strategic challenge for the balance between competitiveness, connectivity, and sustainability for ports and the Northeastern production system will be discussed.