Aim of the project

The project aim to the monitoring, studying, dating and modelling of caves interested by permanent ice deposits in the Eastern Alps, focusing especially on the area of Mount Canin massif, one of the most karstified areas of the entire alpine chain.


This will lead to rise knowledge on microclimate dynamics acting in such environments and to observe and study the interactions between climate change and the underground cryosphere. This matter has also important implications on the hydrology of the alpine karst aquifer under climate changes for the estimation of groundwater reserves.

One of the main target is also related to the paleoclimate potential given by such ice deposits, natural archives of the climate evolution during the late Holocene 

Photo A. Peron

ISMAR Trieste - Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche 

Climate and paleoclimate Reserach Group

Scientific Coordination