Durasoft - Innovative technologies to improve the durability of traditional wooden structures in socio-ecologically sensitive environments
Fishing and agro-pastoral activities, in the Italian lagoons and in the Slovenian highlands , have produced, in the course of millennia unique types of housing in which the use of wood is predominant. They are associated with wooden service infrastructures such as piers, moorings, piling and fences. The existence of these structures and the associated cultural heritage, however, depends on constant maintenance that is no longer economically sustainable in humid and coastal environments where the degradation of wood is massive and fast. To overcome this, over the last century, impacting protection techniques and unsuitable materials have been used. Hence, the project will test some innovative techniques developed and produced by the partners aimed to increase the durability of traditional wood species and products, with special focus on soft wood.OGS, through a series of microcosm experiments, has the task to evaluate the efficiency of wood treatments through direct exposure to the water of the Grado-Marano lagoon and to test the potential toxic effect of these wood treatments on natural bacterial and microalgal communities.
Programme: INTERREG ITALY-SLOVENIA
Priority Axis 1: Promoting innovation capacities for a more competitive area
Specific Objective: OS 1.1.
Investment Priority: PI 1b
Duration: 2020 - 2022
Total budget: EUR 882.333
OGS budget: EUR 120.050
Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche – Istituto di Scienze Marine
Università di Lubiana
Istituto Nazionale di Oceanografia e di Geofisica Sperimentale
Università Ca’ Foscari Venezia
Primorska Gospordarska Zbornica