Venezia, Istituto della Dinamica delle Grandi Masse


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Castello 1364/a
30122 Venezia   ITALY
Tel : + 39 041 240 47 11
Fax : + 39 041 520 41 26
Email :
Web Site :
Director : Dr Sandro Rabitti

Type of activities
research only academic, education
policy/planning envir. monitoring

Main sectors of research
biological oceanography, environmental biochemistry, applied biology, aquaculture

Current major projects
CEE/Mater ; CEE/Waters ; SINAPSI ; oceanography of northern Adriatic

Number of local permanent staff
scientists : 18 others : 15

Indoor surface area (m2) available for
research : 2000 teaching :
others :

Conference room
no yes (number of seats : 20 )

Research vessel(s)
less than 12 m in length; number of vessels : 1
more than 12 m in length; number of vessels : 1
Brief description of vessels and on board scientific equipment :
1 motor boat (7,3 m) and 1 ship (24,2 m , 82 ton) ; fully equiped for oceanographic research in coastal areas CTD, optics, fluor, trans, TV camera, etc., diving equipment

Other major research facilities and equipment
current meters, sediment traps, gas chromatography, HPLC, AA Spectr., nutrient anal., Coulter counter, scintillator, salinometers, meteo, etc.

Ecosystem types available nearby
Venice lagoon, northern Adriatic Sea (coastal and offshore)

Areas of taxonomic expertise
Venice lagoon, northern Adriatic Sea, Ionian Sea

Specimen collections
yes no
  Brief description :
  samples are collected in the Northern Adriatic Sea and in the Venice lagoon for : hydrochemical analyses, particulate matter, phytoplankton, zooplankton, bottom sediments for various analyses

Hosting facilities for visiting scientists
yes no
90 m2 (4 people)

Training courses
yes no

Capacity and brief description of library
2500 books, 60 running subscriptions excellent level

Type of research institution
governmental, national governmental, local
international academic
private other:


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