EGU24-16247, updated on 09 Mar 2024
EGU General Assembly 2024
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An integrated and sustainable observing system for the implementation of a Coastal Digital Twin of the Ocean

Marco Marcelli1, Simone Bonamano1, Mar Bosch-Belmar2, Giorgio Fersini3, Giulia Ceccherelli4, Giovanni Coppini5, Giuseppe Andrea De Lucia6, Paola Del Negro7, Annalisa Falace8, Ivan Federico5, Alice Madonia5, Francesco Paolo Mancuso2, Lorenzo Mentaschi9, Daniele Piazzolla5, Nadia Pinardi9, Gianluca Sarà2, Alessandra Savini10, Sergio Scanu5, Benedetta Torelli1, and Viviana Piermattei5
Marco Marcelli et al.
  • 1University of Tuscia, Laboratory of Experimental Oceanology and Marine Ecology (LOSEM), Department of ecological and biological sciences, Civitavecchia, Italy
  • 2Laboratory of Ecology (EEB) University of Palermo (Italy), Department of Earth and Marine Science
  • 3Port Authority System of the Central Northern Tyrrhenian Sea, Civitavecchia, Italy
  • 4Dipartimento di Scienze della Natura e del Territorio (DIPNET), Università di Sassari
  • 5Global Coastal Ocean (GOCO) Division, Centro Euro-Mediterraneo sui Cambiamenti Climatici, Italy
  • 6Institute of Anthropic Impact and Sustainability in Marine Environment, CNR-IAS
  • 7Oceanography Division, National Institute of Oceanography and Applied Geophysics (OGS), Trieste, Italy
  • 8Department of Life Sciences, University of Trieste, Trieste, Italy
  • 9Alma Mater Studiorum University of Bologna, Department of Physics and Astronomy, Bologna, Italy
  • 10University of Milano-Bicocca, (dept. of Earth and Environmental Sciences), Milano, Italy

The coastal zone provides opportunities for a variety of users which can affect the availability of space and the conservation of important habitats. Coastal zone also represents the area of both anthropic and natural inputs through rivers, which can be an important pressure due to the potential introduction of pollutants and the increasing flooding. Latium coast represents and important area for the presence of the Tiber river which affect a big portion of the region. Moreover, this area is an important site for big coastal infrastructures that potentially produce direct and indirect impacts on marine ecosystems, particularly Posidonia oceanica seagrass meadows, rocky and algal reefs. This work shows an integrated and advanced observing system, including autonomous platforms, cost-effective technologies and numerical modeling, applied to the study of the interaction between anthropic pressures and natural resources in order to realize a Digital Twin of the Ocean of this coastal area toward the implementation of nature based solutions.

How to cite: Marcelli, M., Bonamano, S., Bosch-Belmar, M., Fersini, G., Ceccherelli, G., Coppini, G., De Lucia, G. A., Del Negro, P., Falace, A., Federico, I., Madonia, A., Mancuso, F. P., Mentaschi, L., Piazzolla, D., Pinardi, N., Sarà, G., Savini, A., Scanu, S., Torelli, B., and Piermattei, V.: An integrated and sustainable observing system for the implementation of a Coastal Digital Twin of the Ocean, EGU General Assembly 2024, Vienna, Austria, 14–19 Apr 2024, EGU24-16247,, 2024.