• Tuesday, November 5, 2019
  • 10:00 - 18:00
  • Memo
  • Reclaim Expo Room C3 Pav.
  • Paolo Ciavola Associate Professor of Coastal Dynamics and Geomorphology in the Department of Physics and Earth Sciences of the University of Ferrara - Gruppo Nazionale per la Ricerca sull'Ambiente Costiero, GNRAC
  • Giovanni Randazzo Professor of Environmental Geology at the University of Messina - Gruppo Nazionale per la Ricerca sull'Ambiente Costiero, GNRAC
  • Roberto Montanari Official of the Emilia-Romagna Region, by the Directorate General for Territorial and Environmental Care – department of Soil and Coast Protection and Land Reclamation
  • Diego Paltrinieri

Organized by: Ecomondo Scientific Technical Committee, TNEC, ISPRA, GNRAC

Issues covered: Governance: the Coast Observatory; Governance: the application of the D.M. 173/2016; Sands and sediments as a strategic resource; Innovative approaches and technologies; Interactions with other uses of the sea and the coast; Climate scenarios.


The importance of the sediment resource for the defense of the coasts from erosion and from the effects of climate change has increasingly taken on a strategic value in the last years, especially with regard to the Mediterranean, an area of very ​​high value of tourism, production, environmental and cultural heritage and with still great potential for growth. The management of sediment resources entails the need for specific protection policies, for identifying and characterizing the sources and the strategic reservoirs, as envisaged by the “Eurosion” recommendations, by the policies of the “Bologna Charter” and its Joint Action Plan, by the indications of the “National Guidelines on Coastal Erosion”. A differentiation of the sources raises the need to identify adequate management, regulatory and authorization systems to favor the sustainable use of the various resources in a complementary and synergistic way for the purposes of coastal management and protection, along with the principles of the ICZM Protocol in the Mediterranean.

The Conference wants to present on the one hand the updating of the work on the theme of sediments resource carried out within the National Board on Coastal Erosion (and the National Observatory being set up), on the estimation of availability from different sources, technical aspects and new technologies for their management, environmental and regulatory aspects. On the other hand, it wants to contribute to taking stock of the problems, on the part of public and private subjects, with regards to the application aspects and possible improvements to the current regulations, DM 173/2016, in implementation of Legislative Decree 152/2006 art. 109, in function of actions as most effective as possible of management and use of the various resources for the purposes of defense of the coasts, management of ports and waterways, for the Blue Growth, a sustainable growth combined with the objectives of territorial safety and protection of the coastal environment.


Section Chairs


Sessione 1 – Dr. Roberto Montanari (TNEC R.Emilia-Romagna);

Sessione 2 – Ing. Paolo Lupino (TNEC R.Lazio);

Sessione 3 – Prof. Leonardo Damiani (GNRAC-POLIBA)




10.00 Introduction by the Chairs

10:30 Institutional greetings

MATTM, ISPRA, Regions Conference, Municipalities Representation, Rimini Municipality

11:00 Session 1 - the sediment resource, a national overview:

National framework of the resources of sediments from different sources for coastal nourishment
Paolo Lupino (TNEC)

Environmental aspects related to the use of the sediments resources for the nourishment of littorals in erosion
D.Paganelli, P.LaValle, M.Targusi (ISPRA)

The national resources of sediments in marine relict deposits
A.Correggiari (CNR-ISMAR) et al.

The sedimentary resources at the rivers’ mouths of the Ravenna province coast
Ciavola P., Armaroli C., Grottoli E., Cilli S. (GNRAC-UNIFE)

Sediments in the artificial basins, case studies in Emilia-Romagna
Enrico Dinelli (UniBo- Bigea)

12:15 Session 2 – governance, exploitation, regulation aspects:

The Technical indications for beach nourishment activities  in the technical Annex of the ministerial Decree DM 173/2016
D.Pellegrini, C.Mugnai, F.Onorati (ISPRA)

Sediment management in the harbours, from issue to opportunity?  
Francesco Messineo (Segr. Gen. Autorità Portuale Napoli e Salerno)

The issue of sediments by the point of view of Marinas
Roberto Perocchio (Presidente Assomarinas)  

Systemic re-vision of the coastal hydrodynamics in the perspective of the use of relict marine sands 
Diego Paltrinieri (Arenaria Srl)

Coastal erosion and Posidonia banquettes, regulation aspects connected with their management L.Nicoletti, P.Borrello, C.Silvestri (ISPRA)  

Coastal monitoring as first rule for the definition of a correct management plan
Archetti R. (GNRAC-UNIBO)

13.30 Break

14:30 Session 3 – management, issues, good practices, technological solutions:

Propositive and positive solutions for small dredging operations by Water Injection dredger
Jaques Van der Salm (DRAVO sa)

Innovative technologies for a sustainable management of coastal, harbors and marinas seabed by ejector devices
Cesare Saccani, Marco Pellegrni (UniBo – DIN)

Some examples of nearshore sediment management along Adriatic beaches
Stefano Boscolo (La Dragaggi s.r.l.)

The strange story of the Sicilian migrant sands
Randazzo G., Lanza S. (GNRAC-UNIME)

Good practices for the use of Posidonia banquette in littoral protection management
Sergio Cappucci (ENEA)

15:30 Round table - Sediments, from issue to resource:

New technologies / management approaches / proposals for upgrading regulations / technical recommendations for monitoring /  to favor optimal management and use of marine, littoral and from other sources sediments (offshore deposits, coastal accumulations, port areas, waterways, dams, river mouths, etc.) for purposes of coastal protection and adaptation to climate change:

  1. what is needed,

  2. issues to be tackled,

  3. which possible solutions and improvement proposals.


16:45 - Discussion and Closure

Conference held in italian language