National Research Council – Institute of Geosciences and Earth Resources (Padova, Italy)
Dr Luigi Tosi is a researcher at National Research Council – Institute of Geosciences and Earth Resources (Padova, Italy) in applied geology, physical geography and geomorphology. His main researches focus on coastal hydrogeology, particularly natural and man-induced land subsidence, relative sea level rise and salt water intrusion. Additional research interests regard Late Quaternary geology, geological and geomorphological mapping of coastal areas and underwater hydro-geomorphology. Dr Tosi has done extensive work on characterizing land subsidence of the Venice coastland including the use of multi-band SAR based interferometry products for monitoring ground movements in heterogeneous transitional coastal environments.


  • Da Lio, C., Teatini, P., Strozzi, T. and Tosi, L. Understanding land subsidence in salt marshes of the Venice Lagoon from SAR Interferometry and ground-based investigations. Remote Sensing of Environment, 205, 56-70, doi: 10.1016/j.rse.2017.11.016, 2018.
  • Tosi, L., Da Lio, C., Strozzi, T. and Teatini, P. Combining L- and X-Band SAR Interferometry to Assess Ground Displacements in Heterogeneous Coastal Environments: The Po River Delta and Venice Lagoon, Italy. Remote Sensing, 8, 2072-4292, doi: 10.3390/rs8040308, 2016.
  • Tosi, L., Teatini , P. and Strozzi T. Natural versus anthropogenic subsidence of Venice, Scientific Reports, 3, 2710, doi:10.1038/srep02710, 2013.
  • Strozzi, T., Teatini, P., Tosi, L., Wegmuller, U. and Werner, C. Land subsidence of natural transitional environments by satellite radar interferometry on artificial reflectors. Journal of Geophysical Research. Earth Surface 118, 1177-1191, doi: 10.1002/jgrf.20082, 2013.
  • Carbognin, L., Teatini, P., Tomasin, A. and Tosi L., Global change and relative sea level rise at Venice: what impact in term of flooding. Climate Dynamics, 35, 1055-1063, doi: 10.1007/s00382-009-0617-5, 2010.
  • Tosi, L., Carbognin, L., Teatini, P., Strozzi, T. and Wegmuller, U. Evidence of the present relative land stability of Venice, Italy, from land, sea, and space observations. Geophysical Research Letters, 29, 1562 , doi: 10.1029/2001GL013211, 2002.