Seminar (Career Workshop) - Il tempo nella pratica idrogeologica quantitativa

Speaker: Dr. Geol. Andrea Sottani, Sinergeo, Vicenza | Tuesday 23 May 2023 – 4.30 PM | Arduino Classroom


A partire da una breve rassegna evolutiva degli strumenti diagnostici di cui l’idrogeologo può attualmente disporre e focalizzando l’attenzione su metodiche operative di ieri e tecnologie di oggi, vengono discussi il significato, il ruolo ed il valore del tempo nella pratica professionale, traguardando verso gli scenari occupazionali che questo settore concretamente offre nel mercato del lavoro

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Optimising access to deep geothermal resources: the first results of DeepU project


In 2022, the University of Padua announced the launch of the DeepU project aimed at developing an innovative drilling technology to overcome many geothermal energy production limits.

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Seminar - New horizons in shale sedimentology - How experimental advances allow a new look at the rock record

Speaker: Juergen Schieber, Indiana State University (USA), Department of Geological Sciences I Tuesday 16 May 2023 – 4.30 PM | Arduino Classroom


Mud is the main substrate for the microbial biomass of Earth, and as such is intricately woven in with biogeochemical cycles that exert control on the composition of atmosphere and ocean. For petroleum systems, mudstones are essential as source rocks and seals, and more recently also as unconventional hydrocarbon reservoirs. In contemporary petroleum geology mudstones are a key resource that we need to be able to read accurately if we are to make correct predictions about the economic viability of hydrocarbon production in sedimentary basins. The first step towards that goal is to abandon long held notions about mud accumulation and embracing new emerging paradigms about energetic and dynamic mud transport and depositional processes. Experimental studies are the key towards that end, and they will be the focus of this presentation. We will examine key experimental studies, their functional premises and experimental outcomes, and what we learn from them about how mudstones may have formed in the past.

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Venice Lagoon. The salt marshes and their network of channels and meanders


In the new episode of the mini-series dedicated to the Venice Lagoon, we’ll be finding out more about the channels and meanders with Prof. Massimiliano Ghinassi and Dr. Alvise Finotello

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Seminar - Securing critical raw materials for the twin green and digital transition

Speaker: Dr. Fabio Ferri, EIT RawMaterials CLC South, c/o Talent Garden, Roma I Tuesday 9 May – 4:30 PM | Arduino classroom

Dal 09.05.2023 al 05.10.2023

The energy production and the mobility sector will completely transform in the next decade. In Europe, additional push is expected by the REPowerEU plan and the 2035 combustion engine ban. Therefore, a huge increase in the demand for base metals, battery materials, rare earths used by local manufacturers of batteries and clean tech is foreseen. The EU has classified some materials as critical due to their strategic relevance for local industries and the potential risk of supply chain shortages.

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Seminar - "Towards Resilient Infrastructure”: A Clay Recipe for Treatment of Expansive Soils in Construction

Speaker: Dr. Joseph Mwiti Marangu, Meru University of Science and Technology (Kenya) - Tuesday 2 May 2023 – 4,30 PM | Arduino Classroom


The most common practice in stabilization of expansive soils during construction is the addition of Ordinary Portland Cement (OPC). However, OPC remains unaffordable in most developing countries, and its production also contributes about 6-8 % of global anthropogenic CO2 emissions that are responsible for global warming and climate change. There is need for green solutions. The presentation will highlight the key aspects of a clay recipe for treatment of expansive clay soils in construction with a view to promote resilient infrastructure in the built environment.

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Field trip in Valle dei Laghi (TN)


The students of the Master’s Degree in Earth Dynamics visited the carbonate rocks that deposited in a tropical sea during the Early Jurassic.

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Seminar - Global analysis of rivers with deep learning

Speaker: Prof. Patrice Carbonneau, Department of Geography, Durham University (UK) - Monday, 17 April – 3:30 PM | Classroom 2M


Many obstacles remain in place and the construction of a data processing pipeline that can effectively deliver global scale river classification is not trivial. This seminar will present a prototype pipeline that combines deep learning with classical remote sensing and image processing methods in order to produce semantic classes for rivers, lakes and gravel bars from Sentinel-2 imagery and at a resolution of 10 meters.

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Geomorphological analysis on the Po river with drone and sensors transported on a kayak


A team of researchers from the Department of Geosciences of the University of Padua recently went near to the city of Cremona to analyze the conditions of a secondary channel of Po River, from a geomorphological point of view

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Seminar (Career Workshop) - “Northern Lights” and the role of subsurface in Carbon Capture and Storage

Speaker: Dr. Renata Meneguolo - Equinor, Stavanger (Norway) | 4 Aprile 4,30 PM ! Aula Arduino


Capture and storage of carbon dioxide (CCS) is considered a crucial tool for the decarbonization of emissions from energy and hard-to-abate industries. Geoscience has a crucial role in the multidisciplinary assessment of the three building blocks of safe CO2 geological storage: containment, injectivity and capacity.

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Seminar - Basement inversion of the European passive continental margin during Alpine collision: From nm-scale deformation processes to geodynamics

Speaker: Prof. Marco Herwegh, University of Bern, Institute of Geological Sciences (CH) - Tuesday, 28 March – 4:30 PM | Aula Arduino


This talk deals with the exhumation history of continental granitoid crust of the former European passive continental margin, by showing regional scale fault zone patterns, their link to microscale deformation processes and the mechanical implications based on rock deformation experiments.

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Career Workshop: Il ruolo del geologo in una società di acque minerali

Speaker: Dr. Enrico Marcolongo (Acque Minerali San Benedetto Spa) - Tuesday, 21 March – 4:30 PM | Aula Arduino


Il seminario presenterà qual è il ruolo del Direttore responsabile delle attività estrattive secondo il D.L: n. 624/96 e come la figura del geologo interviene nell’esercizio della concessione mineraria per un’industria alimentare.

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European DeepU project: on 20-21 February the annual meeting was held at our Department


It was an important opportunity for international experts to meet and develop a new drilling concept using lasers and cryogenic gas, expected to revolutionize the deep geothermal energy sector

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Scuba dives in the Gulf of Naples to comprehend the vulnerability of underwater cultural heritage


WATERISKULT is a project funded by the EU that aims at investigating the effects of key-factors of climate change on the conservation of underwater cultural heritage. Luigi Germinario explains more about a recent mission in in the Gulf of Naples.

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Cement and Concrete: from the Romans to Mars


The new issue of Elements, co-edited by Prof. Luca Valentini, highlights the role of mineralogy, geochemistry and petrology to the study of cement material

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