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University of Rome (UR3): Partner 23

University of RomeThe activities of the Coastal Engineering research group of University of Roma Tre (the youngest among the three universities of Rome) is carried within the Department of Civil Engineering Sciences (DSIC) of the faculty of Civil Engineering. The activities of the department are oriented towards many research fields such as theoretical hydraulics, hydrology, fluvial and coastal engineering. The coastal engineering group is leaded by Prof. Leopoldo Franco and counts one research assistant and three PhD students. Its scientific interests are oriented towards the hydrodynamics of coastal region, wave-structure interaction, wave and sea levels analysis and forecasting. At present the group is involved in some research projects. The chair of Coastal Engineering co-ordinates a national research project on the analysis of wave measurements along Italian coastlines carried by the Oceanographic and Marine Service of the National Agency for Environment (APAT).

Within the EU funded project DELOS, an extensive study on low crested structures, used for coastal defence from erosion and flooding, is being carried out. Within this project the group is involved in working packages concerning numerical study of hydrodynamics and morphodynamics in presence of structures as well as in packages concerning laboratory tests and experimental data analysis. The group is supporting also field measurements of overtopping waves in Ostia marina in co-operation with MODIMAR a partner of EU funded project CLASH. In collaboration with University of L’Aquila the group is involved in a experimental and numerical study of wind and landslide generated waves in artificial reservoirs. Also with the University of L’Aquila, Roma Tre is carrying out a research on storm surges and flooding of coastal regions in the Adriatic Sea focusing the attention on the improvement of data analysis methods and numerical modelling of sea levels in the Adriatic basin.

For further information visit the UR3 website on: http://host.uniroma3.it/dipartimenti/dsic

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