Study shows significant sediment loss in the Lagoon caused by activations of MoSE to protect Venice

The action of the barriers at the inlets stirs up sediment on the lagoon floor, which then ends up settling in the canals, while at the same time preventing replenishing of sediments, which happens mostly during high tides 1 April 2022 VENEZIA. A team of researchers coordinated by the University of Padova has shown how … More Study shows significant sediment loss in the Lagoon caused by activations of MoSE to protect Venice

MoSE and rising seas. D’Alpaos: “It will have to be raised every day”

Consultant Adami: when we designed it we didn’t know. The reply: the scientific predictions have been known for a long time. By Alberto Vitucci 15 Feb. 2022 [Ed. Note: This story is obviously several weeks old, but your humble translator has been working on a big deadline… which has past, so now I am back … More MoSE and rising seas. D’Alpaos: “It will have to be raised every day”

Construction of the Barrier for the Basilica di San Marco at a Standstill

The companies are still waiting, leaving the desolate image of the suffering Basilica, stuck with the work stopped and the pavement ripped up, showing the fragility of a site that is a heritage of the whole world. The issue of payment to restart the work has not yet been settled. By Eugenio Pendolini 12 January, … More Construction of the Barrier for the Basilica di San Marco at a Standstill

MoSE barriers at Malamocco are raised late. Engineer D’Alpaos sounds the alarm: “It is not time to experiment”

The professor: “Verify the effects of the maneuver before experimenting. The central lagoon is at risk of disappearing” By Alberto Vitucci 4 November 2021 VENEZIA “Again there was experimentation at Malamocco. That part of the MoSE barrier closed later than those at Lido and Chioggia. But the scientific world wants to know: have they first … More MoSE barriers at Malamocco are raised late. Engineer D’Alpaos sounds the alarm: “It is not time to experiment”

Scientists from around the world warn that climate change is endangering Venice

Scientists from around the world warn that climate change is endangering Venice 30 Sept. 2021 By Andreina Corso Scientists are alarmed about the future of Venice. There is not a minute to lose, and nothing can be delayed or ignored if we want to save Venice. There is no more margin of error. A group … More Scientists from around the world warn that climate change is endangering Venice

Phase one of San Marco flood barrier underway: soil and archaeological analysis come first

The paving stones (masegni) will be removed in order to inspect the underlying soil in front of the Basilica. Work is projected to last four months, with delays by acqua alte an unknown. The first work site has opened. By Alberto Vitucci 25 August 2021 VENEZIA. The barriers have been installed and work sites are … More Phase one of San Marco flood barrier underway: soil and archaeological analysis come first

Sea level rise, alarm in Venice: “We’ll have tides over 80 cm every day”

Concerns over the IPCC report. Engineer Rusconi: the continual raising of MoSE will have consequences for the Port By Alberto Vitucci 9 July 2021 VENEZIA. Sea level rise that ranges from 43 centimeters to 84 centimeters by the year 2100, to which will be added more centimeters due to subsidence, that is, the lowering of … More Sea level rise, alarm in Venice: “We’ll have tides over 80 cm every day”

MoSE Contractors sound the alarm: “Work is stopped and there is no money. If we go bankrupt who will raise the dams?”

Contractors have been asked to cover the CVN’s deficit. Legacoop and Ance: “It’s absurd – we are already advancing payments for 20 million. The State must change direction or everything is at risk of failure” By Carlo Di Gennaro 29 April 2021 MoSE completed within a year? It’s a fantasy. The work is practically at … More MoSE Contractors sound the alarm: “Work is stopped and there is no money. If we go bankrupt who will raise the dams?”

MoSE – corrosion, hinges and the lock: Guardia di Finanza launches an investigation

The Prosecutor of the Corte dei Conti is in charge of the investigation: the charge may be loss of State funds. A notification has been sent to the Commissioner and the Superintendent. By Alberto Vitucci 8 April, 2021 VENEZIA An investigation into the waste of MoSE’s hinges. The Guardia di Finanza’s Public Spending Enforcement Unit … More MoSE – corrosion, hinges and the lock: Guardia di Finanza launches an investigation

“MoSE is untrustworthy, someone must pay the damages”. Complaint filed with Corte dei Conti

Armando Danella, Manager for the Special Law in the City for twenty years, has filed a complaint with the Corte dei Conti By Alberto Vitucci 18 February 2021 VENEZIA. For twenty years Armando Danella has been the Manager for the Special Law in the City. As such he has followed the meetings of the Comitatone … More “MoSE is untrustworthy, someone must pay the damages”. Complaint filed with Corte dei Conti