Open Weeks UNIPD 2023


Join our Open Weeks to find out more about English-taught degree programmes for Academic Year 2023/24!Prospective students will have the chance to meet the Professors coordinating each programme and get a deeper insight on the main academic features.Find the list of upcoming Open weeks webinars for

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Venice Lagoon. The salt marshes and what they need to survive


In the second episode of the mini-series on the Venice Lagoon we begin to discover the salt marshes, one of the most characteristic morphological structures of this humid environment. We will be discovering which depositional dynamics guarantee their survival in the face of rising sea levels.We will

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Acquiring "Even Better" Seismic Data - Workshop in memory of Dr. Lorenzo Petronio

17th November 2022 - 4.30 Pm - Room Arduino


After some months that Lorenzo Petronio has unexpectedly passed away, former professor of the Master's Degree in “Geophysics for Natural Risks and Resources”, colleagues and friends remember his activity with a workshop about some of the topics he contributed to develop.

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Leave Your Mark: the awards cerimony of the student contest


The awards ceremony for the murales contest "Leave Your Mark" took place on Friday 11 November at the Library of the Department of Geosciences. Lorenzo Doppiu, winner of the contest with a project titled “What comes next”, was awarded together with Rebecca Rajesh Peter who collaborated on the graphic design.

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Geothermal energy for energy transition: numerical modelling of hydrothermal systems and deep heat exchangers

Speaker: Dr. Gianluca Gola, CNR - Institute of Geosciences and Earth Resources, Pisa (Italy) - Thursday 24 November - 4,30 pm | Aula Arduino


Geothermal energy, defined as the thermal energy stored in the Earth, is considered a critical renewable energy source for the future, capable of contributing to environmentally friendly carbon-neutral energy conversion. To evaluate the underground geothermal potential, the knowledge of the temperature distribution with depth is a key aspect.

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Machine Learning, Artificial Intelligence and earthquake forecasting

Speaker: Prof. Chris Marone (Università di Roma La Sapienza, Dipartimento di Scienze della Terra) - 1st Dicembre - 4,30 pm | Aula Arduino


This talk will summarize how machine learning (ML) is being used with both active and passive lab seismic data to predict lab earthquakes. These works show: 1) that ML can predict the timing and magnitude of labquakes using acoustic emissions (AE) that originate in the lab fault zone and 2) that in addition to these passive measurements of lab AE, active source measurements of changes in fault zone elastic properties during the lab seismic cycle can be used to predict lab earthquakes.

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Ground-based radar interferometry Principles, applications and future developments - Career Workshop

Speaker: Dott. Alberto Michelini, IDS GeoRadar s.r.l., Pisa (Italy) - Thursday 10 November - 4,30 pm | Aula Arduino


Ground-based radar interferometry (GBRI) is a remote sensing imaging technique based on coherent radar systems, which can measure not only the amplitude, but also the phase of the microwave signals. The phase measurements can then be exploited to derive information on the deformation and topography

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Turbidity currents and seabed infrastructures: insights from numerical models - Career Workshop

Speaker: Dott. Carlos Pirmez, CEO and founder of Weather Water Sand Srl, Genova (Italy) - Thursday 3 November – 4,30 pm | Aula Arduino


Turbidity currents are known to travel hundreds to thousands of kilometers into the deep ocean, reaching velocities as high as 20 m/s with potentially catastrophic consequences to infrastructure installed along their path. The submarine cable industry has experienced their impact since the first

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Venice Lagoon: the morphology of the largest tidal basin in the Mediterranean


The first episode of the mini-series about the Venice Lagoon is dedicated to the typical morphological structures of this peculiar environment: the salt marshes, the tidal flats and the channel networks.

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Understanding and forecasting magma pathways and the location of eruptive vents

Speaker: Prof.ssa Elena Rivalta, University of Bologna, Department of Physics and Astronomy - Thursday 13 October – 4,30 PM | Aula Arduino


Magma is transported through the brittle-elastic lithosphere by diking. Diking is a mechanism similar to hydraulic fracturing where a volume of fluid occupies a crack which propagates by fracturing rock ahead and pinching shut at its back.

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Seminar - Towards more robust evaluation and use of environmental models against climate uncertainty

Speaker: Dr.ssa Francesca Pianosi, University of Bristol, UK - Water & Environmental Engineering - 21 September – 12.00 a.m. | Arduino Classroom and “Live” on-line at Zoom:


Computer models are essential tools in the earth system sciences. They underpin our search for understanding of earth systems functioning and support decision-making across spatial and temporal scales. Ever growing computing power and data availability enable the construction of increasingly complex and coupled models of human-environment interactions. Yet while these progresses make models capable (in principle) of addressing new questions, they rarely help reducing the uncertainties associated with model responses.

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HYPERION's video among the nominees of the UNESCO Earth Futures Festival 2022


The video, produced by Eurisy, talks about the activities of protection and monitoring of the cultural heritage on the island of Rhodes. Voting ends in the 15th of September.The Greek island of Rhodes is subject to soil movements and is situated in a seismic area.

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