Dunes of Venice: A Prototype for the Environmental Atlas of the Lagoon (IQP Award)
The Dunes of Venice: A Prototype for the Environmental Atlas of the Lagoon project examined three dune sites on the outer islands of the Venetian lagoon. We collected data on the vegetation and geomorphology of each site, and proposed site specific preservations plans based on condition assessments we took. The database of our field data, in conjunction with published research was used to create the prototype of the Environmental Atlas of the Venetian Lagoon. This Atlas will be used by the Environment Department of the City of Venice to conduct impact assessments of future development plans, and assist in maintaining data for environmental monitoring and preservation.