Renzo Mosetti, OGS – Istituto Nazionale di Oceanografia e di Geofisica
Coastal areas are the most vulnerable from the point of view of impacts resulting from ongoing climate change. In particular, it is predictable that the coasts of Italian seas will be increasingly subject to sea level rise, to coastal storms and generally to considerable change in their coastlines. All this has significant socio-economic implications (tourism, port facilities, industrial plants and land use planning). The ecological implications are similarly important, be it from the point of view of environmental sustainability or exploitation of resources like fishing and aquaculture. The aim of this session is to discuss such themes with a multidisciplinary view, thus trying to provide some answers in terms of risk reduction and mitigation, while taking into consideration the overall picture that emerges from climate scenarios.