Ecomondo 2022
  • Tuesday, November 8, 2022
  • 14:00 - 17:30
  • Memo
  • Reclaim Expo Room C1 Pav.
  • Italian
  • English

Organized by: Ecomondo Scientific Technical Committee & ISPRA, GNRAC, Legambiente, WaterfrontLab

The funding lines of the PNRR, Italian National Plan for Relaunch and Resilience, dedicated to the regeneration of urban areas and ports, in the view of the energy and ecological transition, represents an extraordinary opportunity also for the redevelopment and reorganization of coastal areas in terms of sustainability, resilience and adaptation to the effects of climate change such as sea level rise, coastal erosion and marine flooding. The redevelopment of coastal urban areas, waterfronts, real estate and infrastructure, the protection, enhancement and redevelopment of the natural heritage, can contribute to the overall regeneration and safety of coastal systems through integrated, "multi-objective" projects. Reducing vulnerability and exposure to coastal risks and ensuring sustainable development together, represent the indispensable rails for the policies of relaunch of coastal-maritime tourism, quality and safety of living and doing business in coastal areas, looking beyond the difficult crisis period we are coming from. To launch virtuous projects in this sense, synergies must be created between administrators, managing bodies, economic operators, and stakeholders from the various areas of interest. The conference intends to bring this need to the attention of the public and show those most significant experiences on the national and international scene, already realized or in progress, and be the first of a series of events on the subject as an opportunity for meeting and exchange between administrators and sector operators to encourage the transfer of best practices and the start of possible new projects.

Section Chairs

Roberto Montanari, Emilia-Romagna Region
​Enzo Pranzini, University of Florence, GNRAC
Michele Manigrasso, University G. d'Annunzio of Chieti-Pescara, Legambiente (Italian environmental association)


14.00 Greetings
Irene Priolo, Vice President and Councillor for Ecologic Transition and combating Climate Change, Environment, Soil and Coast Protection, Civil Protection of Emilia-Romagna Region


The European initiative "Knowledge Hub on Sea Level Rise" and the impacts on the coast
Nadia Pinardi, University of Bologna, Co-chair KH-SLR

Coastal cities and climate change: the pilot cases of the north coast of Matanzas (Cuba)
Juan Alfredo Cabrera Hernández, Observatorio COSTATENAS Universidad de Matanzas, Cuba

Spatial planning and coastal adaptation in the State of Rhode Island
Grover Fugate, Coastal Resources Management Council of Rhode Island

The MiTE Experimental Programme on adaptation to climate change in urban areas: the projects of coastal municipalities
Francesca Giordano, ISPRA

Two-sided erosion and controlled environmental regeneration
Michele Manigrasso, Italian Coastal Landscapes Observatory, Legambiente

Waterfront requalification and adaptation to Sea Level Rise: the Rimini experience
Anna Montini, Councillor for Ecological Transition and Blue Economy of Rimini Municipality


Energy crisis and the role of port systems: proposals for a sustainable policy
Pasqualino Monti, President of the Port System Authority of the Western Sicily Sea

Economic and urban perspectives of the Port of Genoa
Marco Sanguineri, Director of Planning and Development, Port Authority of the Western Ligurian Sea / Beatrice Moretti, Architect, PhD, Department of Architecture and Design, University of Genoa

Green Ports: the future of the Port of Ravenna between efficiency, intermodality and sustainability
Daniele Rossi, President of Ravenna Port Authority  

The LNG depot by the Port of Ravenna, a concrete contribution to the energy transition
Alessandro Gentile, CEO of Depositi Italiani GNL, PIR Group

For a sustainable development of smaller ports: the middle Adriatic as a case study
Gerardo Doti, Associate Professor of History of Architecture, University School of Architecture and Design of Camerino

A technology for the sutainable management of sediments in port areas
Cesare Saccani, full Professor in Mechanical Industrial Plants, Department of Industrial Engineering, University of Bologna

Small ports as drivers of socio-economic development of coastal areas: the IT-HR FRAMESPORT project
Pierpaolo Campostrini, Director of CORILA (Consortium for coordination of the Research activities on Venice lagune system)

The European Mission Restore our Ocean, Seas and Waters by 2030
Sigi Gruber, Active Senior, European Commission , Directorate General Research&Innovation