Faculty Advisor

Carrera, Fabio

Faculty Advisor

Zeugner, John F.

Project Center

Venice, Italy


This project investigated new methods for taking extensive hydrodynamic measurements in the inner canals of Venice. The team developed and tested new devices for measuring water level and current velocity. To address speculations of water flow changes within the canals ̶ prompted by relative sea level rise and recent lagoon construction ̶ this project continued past WPI studies of the canals' hydrodynamic behavior to determine if changes have occurred since the 1990s. Water level and current velocity data were collected and compared to hydrodynamic models of the canals and data collected by past studies. The team also updated page templates and uploaded hydrodynamic data to Venipedia, a Wiki-based site focused on the city of Venice.


Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted

December 2012

Project Type

Interactive Qualifying Project



Advisor Department


Advisor Department

Humanities and Arts