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"Renzo Sartori" Laboratories


CIRSA mission is to bring together researchers in Geology, Biology, Ecology, Physics, Chemistry, and Mathematics interested in:

  • developing scientific research programs concerning environmental studies using interdisciplinary methods;
  • promoting co-operation between public or private, national or international partners;
  • organizing courses (Master), seminars and meetings and promote the publication and dissemina­tion of studies and reports in order to increase the exchange of different environ­mental issues between researchers and environmental technicians.

CIRSA is strongly involved in several national and international projects.


Main research areas

Basic Research
Marine Ecology; Marine and coastal Geology; Marine Biology; Chemistry; Physiology.
Sustainable use of resources
Sustainable chemistry; Waste use and methods for resource saving (energy and products from renewable sources); Fishery Management.

Evaluation of impacts, vulnerability and sustainability
Geophysics and biological system modelling at a global, regional and local level; Develpment of methods for impacts, vulnerability and sustainability evaluation.
Management of the territory
Development of integrated monitoring, analysis and management systems, state indicators and methods for environmental certification.