A team of the DSTA (Roberta Bonì, Claudia Meisina and Francesco Zucca) is involved in the project UNESCO IGCP 663 "Impact, Mechanism, Monitoring of Land Subsidence in Coastal cities" (Leader Prof Xuexin Yan, chief engineer of Shanghai Institute of Geological Survey)().
The project proposes a scientific cooperative program between institutions and researchers to develop better understanding of land subsidence at international level, especially the less developed countries in Asia, Africa and Latin America. It plans to research the Impacts of human activities and sea-level rise, hydro-Mechanism and Monitoring methods of Land Subsidence in Coastal cities. The project results will be transferred to sites in other developing countries, and recommendations will be released to play an effective role in the planning, construction, management and security assurance for different coastal cities.
The 31 October the IGCP project meeting was held in Shanghai and Roberta Bonì has presented the group's activities.