- Added:Oct 2, 2020
Triton educational video on coastal planning in Ugento
Triton’s latest training video is online, presenting the actions implemented by the Municipality of Ugento, which have been as pilot case as part of the European project and selected, together with Bari, among the Apulian coastal municipalities.
In the coastal area of Ugento, significant bioengineering interventions have been implemented, with the twofold objective of protecting the landscape and mitigating the erosion effects. Among these, the dredging of the port, where the sediments are used for beach nourishment and to recreate the areas most affected by erosion. The use of beached posidonia is complementary to this action to restore the sand dunes.
Another important hydraulic engineering intervention concerns the “Torre San Giovanni” fishing pier, in which the drainage canals (created in the last century to reclaim the marshy areas) have been modernized, with the aim of reducing marine currents and, creating naturalistic paths around canals, through the Litorale of Ugento regional natural park.
Furthermore, within Triton, the CMCC – Euro-Mediterranean Center on Climate Change has carried on an analysis on the experience of Ugento, which consists in the study of the coastal line trend evolution over time, using remote sensing techniques, and multi-scenario analysis through the design and use of a probabilistic model based on the most recent machine learning methodologies.
The interventions are illustrated by Massimo Lecci, mayor of the Municipality of Ugento, Luca Casciaro, head of the technical service of the Municipality of Ugento and Simona Bramato, an expert in coastal engineering, at the University of Salento and the Municipality of Specchia.
The Triton project, of which the Puglia Region is the lead partner and ARTI provides technical assistance, is funded by the Interreg V-A Greece-Italy 2014-2020 Programme