IAS

INSTITUTE FOR THE STUDY OF ANTHROPIC IMPACT
AND SUSTAINABILITY IN THE MARINE ENVIRONMENT

The grouping of various branches and multidisciplinary research groups have given the Institute a specialized identity and focus: the study of sustainability of interactions between the Anthroposphere and the Ecosphere (specifically, in the marine environment). Human activity is now firmly established as the leading cause of environmental alteration: at the dawn of a new geological era, Anthropocene, this challenging field of studies is becoming increasingly relevant.

RESEARCH

In line with the objectives of the CNR's Department of Earth Sciences and Environmental Technologies, the new Institute focuses on the following areas of research and fields of activity:

  • Anthropogenic impact on the marine ecosystem;
  • Conservation and recovery of marine environments and ecosystems;
  • Study of traditional and emerging pollutants;
  • Chemical, physical and biological interactions between technologies and the environment;
  • Effects of global changes on ecosystems, biodiversity conservation and marine organisms ecophysiology;
  • Operational oceanography for management of marine pollution emergencies;
  • Marine ecology, environmental modelling, molecular modelling and behavioural ecology;
  • Innovative technologies for monitoring and recovery of marine environments affected by human activity.

DIRECTOR

MARCO FAIMALI

Director and Lead Researcher (since 2020) of CNR's IAS, professor of Marine Ecotoxicology at Genova University. Marco Faimali has accumulated over 20 years of research experience in the field of anthropogenic impact on marine environments. His main focus of investigation has been the interaction between materials/technologies and the marine environment (biofouling, biofilms, biocorrosion, antifouling, environmental impact, marine ecotoxicology). He supervises national and international projects, research contracts with companies, and has published over 100 articles on peer reviewed journals, 31 articles on ISSN-indexed journals, 22 chapters in books and proceedings of seminars (ISBN or ISSN indexed), 122 contributions to national and international congresses, and has obtained 2 patents. He is actively involved in scientific divulgation, and has provided consultancy to the Italian Ministry of the Environment on issues connected to environmental management in a maritime-marine setting.

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OFFICES AND CONTACTS


CAPO GRANITOLA
GENOVA
ORISTANO
PALERMO
CASTELLAMMARE DEL GOLFO
ROMA

Headquarter
c/o Università Roma Tre
Via Della Vasca Navale
00146 - Roma, IT

Director
Marco Faimali
direttore@ias.cnr.it

Office Manager
Fedra Francocci
fedra.francocci@ias.cnr.it


Via del Mare n. 3
91021 - Torretta Granitola, IT

Branch Office Manager
Giorgio Tranchida
giorgio.tranchida@ias.cnr.it


Via De Marini, 6
16149 - Genova, IT

Branch Office Manager
Alessio Montarsolo
alessio.montarsolo@ias.cnr.it


Località Sa Mardini
09072, Torregrande - IT

Branch Office Manager
Giovanni De Falco
giovanni.defalco@ias.cnr.it


Ex-Roosevelt Monumental Complex
Lungomare Cristoforo Colombo 4521, Loc. Addaura
90149, Palermo - IT

Branch Office Manager
Simone Mirto
simone.mirto@ias.cnr.it


Workplace of Palermo
Via Giovanni Da Verrazzano 17
91014 - Castellammare del Golfo - IT

Branch Office Manager
Giovanni D'Anna
giovanni.danna@ias.cnr.it

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