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EDMERP Details


Project Title
VECTOR-Vulnerability of coasts and marine ecosystems to the climatic changes and their role on Mediterranean C cycle
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Associated programme
FISR Special Integrated Fund - 2001 - projects for sustainable development and climatic change
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Geographic Area

Northern Adriatic shelf, Central Adriatic coastal area, Calabrian margin in the Ionian Sea, Napoli Gulf and Tuscan coast in the Thyrrenian Sea. Beside these, the Venice lagoon (strongly modified by human activities) and the pelagic Mediterranean area.
Sea Area
Mediterranean Sea


Data Theme
Biological oceanography
Physical oceanography
Marine geology


The VECTOR project studies the more significant impacts of climatic changes on the Mediterranean marine environment and the role of Mediterranean basin in the CO2 earth cycle. The activities are divided into 10 work packages or lines: LINE 1.CLICOST: climatic changes effects on marine climate near the Italian coastal environment and on physic dynamics of two coastal systems. LINE 2.VULCOST: vulnerability of 5 coastal systems, climatic changes impact on river transport and on aquifer. LINE 3.VARCOST: changes on relative sea level and its impacts on coastal areas. LINE 4.DIVCOST: effects of climatic changes on biodiversity, primary and secondary productivity of the selected coastal systems , particular attention on economic aspects like: eutrophication, damages from algal bloom and fishing. LINE 5.CLIVEN: climatic changes effects on Venice Lagoon. LINE 6.CARADRI: role of continental shelf of northern Adriatic sea on C cycle of Mediterranean sea. LINE 7.CARLIVE: role of vegetation and animal populations of Mediterranean continental shelf on C cycle. LINE 8.CARPEL: C cycle on Mediterranean pelagic area. LINE 9.CAROCE: C cycle on the Oceanic environment, specially for the southern area. LINE 10.VECTORNET: VECTOR project management.
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CONISMA, National Interuniversity Consortium for Marine Science
Contact name
Corselli C.
Other Partners
CONISMA, National Interuniversity Consortium for Marine Science
OGS (Istituto Nazionale di Oceanografia e di Geofisica Sperimentale), Division of Oceanography
Stazione Zoologica Anton Dohrn of Naples
ENEA Centro Ricerche Ambiente Marino - La Spezia
CNR, Istituto per l'Ambiente Marino Costiero (Sezione di Oristano)
ICRAM, Chioggia
Istituto Nazionale di Geofisica e Vulcanologia – INGV, Sede di Bologna
Institute of Marine Science (ISMAR) - Ancona
Institute of Marine Science (ISMAR) - Bologna
CNR, Istituto di Scienze Marine (Sezione di Trieste)
CNR, Istituto di Scienze Marine (Sezione di Venezia - ex IBM)


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