RavennaCampus for the Oceans

For the World Ocean Day 2021


On the occasion of the WORLD OCEAN DAY

Tuesday 8 June 2021, 6 pm-8pm

On the Teams platform: http://bit.ly/Teams_RavennaCampuspergliOceani

(the meeting will be in Italian)

Greetings from Elena Fabbri, President of the Ravenna Campus of the University of Bologna


Nadia Pinardi, Ordinaria di Oceanografia (Università di Bologna, Campus di Ravenna); PhD Harvard University; Commendatore dell’Ordine al merito della Repubblica Italiana; Laurea Honoris Causa per l’Oceanografia operativa (Università di Liegi)
Il Decennio ONU dell’oceano per lo sviluppo sostenibile: un mare di opportunità

Veronica Santinelli
AdriaCLim: Le aree costiere Adriatiche e i cambiamenti climatici: dalla ricerca scientifica per lo sviluppo di strategie di adattamento

Laura Pezzolesi
CASCADE: Sistemi di monitoraggio integrato delle acque marine e costiere ai fini della protezione e gestione degli ecosistemi

Ejdi Xhebraj
MARLESS: Il problema delle plastiche in mare: consapevolezza e azioni innovative

Alessia Cariani
PrizeFish: Sviluppo di strategie transnazionali per l’eco-innovazione dell’intera filiera ittica Adriatica

Francesco Mugnai
SEAMoBB: Approccio interdisciplinare per la conservazione della biodiversità bentonica del Mar Mediterraneo

Closing: the Luna Rossa Prada Pirelli Team talks about itself. With Umberto Molineris, Jacopo Plazzi, Matteo Plazzi


The meeting is indexed on the World Ocean Day website: https://worldoceanday.org/event/ravennacampus-per-gli-oceani

Nadia Pinardi
She holds a PhD in Applied Physics from Harvard University, and is Full Professor of Oceanography at the University of Bologna. Her interests range from numerical modeling of the oceans, to forecasting, data assimilation, numerical modeling of marine physico-biological interactions and pollutants in the sea, coastal forecasting and coupling with hydrology.
Since 2019 she has been vice-president of the Infrastructure Commission of the World Meteorological Organization (WMO).
In 2015 the President of the Republic awarded her the title of "Commendatore dell'Ordine al merito della Repubblica italiana" and in 2017 the Honoris Causa Degree for Operational Oceanography at the University of Liège.
See also: https://www.unibo.it/sitoweb/nadia.pinardi/en

Laura Pezzolesi
Researcher (RTDa) in General Botany at the Department of Biological, Geological and Environmental Sciences of the University of Bologna and member of the Interdepartmental Center for Industrial Research "Renewable Sources, Environment, Sea, Energy - FRAME". She has obtained a PhD in Environmental Sciences - Protection and Management of Natural Resources deepening the study of harmful microalgae, with particular interest in the dynamics of growth and development of blooms and the production of algal toxins. She has carried out post-doc research at the BiGeA, CIRSA and CIRI Energy and Environment of UNIBO and at the DISVA of the Marche Polytechnic University. She has carried out research activities as a visiting scientist at Plant Research International (Wageningen, The Netherlands), the NRC-CNRC (Halifax, Canada) and NOAA (Charleston, South Carolina, USA). She carries out teaching activities in the degree in Environmental Science and in the LM in Marine Biology holding the courses of Plant Biology and harmful algal blooms and biotoxins. Her research is currently focused on the dynamics and monitoring of phytoplankton and phytobenthos in coastal areas, on the production of allelopathic compounds by marine algae and their role in the interactions between different organisms, and on the cultivation of microalgae producing bioactive compounds for industrial applications. She has participated in several national and international projects, currently she is involved in the INTERREG CASCADE project "Coastal and marine waters integrated monitoring systems for ecosystems protection and management".
See also: https://www.unibo.it/sitoweb/laura.pezzolesi/en

Ejdi Xhebraj
Bachelor's degree in "Chemistry and technologies for the environment and materials" and Master's degree in "Low carbon technologies and sustainable chemistry". Since April 2021 she has been a research fellow under the supervision of Professor Andrea Contin and is in charge of the Marless project.
See also: https://www.unibo.it/sitoweb/ejdi.xhebraj2/en

Alessia Cariani
My scientific interests focus on the identification and description of the evolutionary and environmental drivers of biodiversity in marine taxa throughout the development and application of innovative genetic and genomic tools. In addition, I’m also interested in the technological application of the developed tools (i.e. genomic resources and novel array of SNP markers obtained using NGS approaches) to the sustainable management of fishery resources. Past and on-going research projects include EU-funded and national funded projects that disentangle neutral and adaptive variation in relevant commercial fishery and aquacultured marine species (i.e. bluefin tuna, sole, hake) and exploit scientific results in a traceability and management context. During my PhD program I developed and validated DNA microarray prototypes for the detection and characterization of pathogens (Vibrio) in commercial shellfish for human consumption.
See also: https://www.unibo.it/sitoweb/alessia.cariani/en
About the PRIZEFISH project: YouTube Video presentation; Prizefish YouTube Channel; Prizefish Facebook Page; Eurofish Magazine Article

Francesco Mugnai
UNIBO PhD student (35th cycle, Biology curriculum); research line: “Monitoring of Mediterranean bentonite biodiversity through integrated taxonomy approaches”. LM in Marine Biology (UniBo, December 2017).
See also: https://www.unibo.it/sitoweb/francesco.mugnai3/en

Matteo Plazzi
Born in Ravenna, an Italian sailor, in his more than 30 years of activity, has taken part in the most important national and international regattas circuits, during which he has held leading technical and sporting roles. Winner in the America’s Cup in 2010, he won 7 world titles in different classes, 3 gold, 3 silver and 2 bronze medals for sporting valor and the "A life for sport" award awarded to him by CONI. In offshore sailing he won the Admiral's Cup and participated in the Round the World Race. He has been a member of Luna Rossa since its earliest days and during the last edition of the America's Cup he was the technical director of the Prada Cup.

Jacopo Plazzi
Sailor born in Ravenna, graduated in Economics. He achieves a European bronze and several top ten placings in world-class competitions in the 49er Olympic class. All-round enthusiast of high performance sailing. He joined the Luna Rossa team thanks to the new generation program in the role of coach, that of Auckland 2021 was his first America's Cup.

Umberto Molineris
Italian-French, he began sailing at the age of 10 in the Adriatic Sea.
Pursuing the Olympic dream, she has been racing in the 49er since 2009, becoming Italian champion and obtaining several placings in the world top 10; in 2012 she joined the Italian Olympic team. later he decides to close with the 49er and begins racing in various professional circuits, including RC44 and M32.
This with Luna Rossa was his first America's Cup campaign.