Sea Works: Case History

Italy, Venice – The MoSE project E-mail


The MoSE (acronym for Modulo Sperimentale Elettromeccanico) is an integrated protection system made of rows of sluice gates with swinging and buoyancy fans that can insulate the Venetian lagoon from the Adriatic Sea during the high tide periods at a set level (between 110 cm and 3 metres).


The system doesn’t prevent the navigation or interfere in the common harbour activities and it doesn’t damage the landscape. These works are executed together with other interventions such as the strengthening of the coasts, the rise of the shores and the reorganization of the lagoon that risks to be completely covered by the sea because of the floods and the morphological decay.

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