Sea Level Rise Impacts on Italian Hospitality

The SEA-LIMITHS project stands at the forefront of a crucial investigation into the economic and environmental impacts of coastal sea-level rise, particularly focusing on the hospitality industry. With a unique approach that harnesses the power of Artificial Intelligence (AI), this project aims to illuminate the often-overlooked transmission channel from climate change to hospitality infrastructure losses.

General Objectives

SEA-LIMITHS is dedicated to a detailed examination of sea-level rise's impacts, striving to achieve the following specific objectives aligned with the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs):

  1. Beach Mapping and Climate Impact Assessment (SDG 13):
    Timeline: months 1-6
    Focus: analysing the current state of sandy beaches in Veneto and Emilia Romagna under
    the influence of climate change.
  2. Spatial Analysis of Hospitality in Coastal Areas (SDGs 8, 9, 11):
    Timeline: months 6-12
    Focus: understanding the spatial dynamics of the hospitality sector on these beaches.
  3. Economic Cost Calculation (SDGs 8, 9, 11, 12, 13):
    Timeline: months 12-15
    Focus: estimating the economic costs linked to rising sea levels.
  4. Impact on Hospitality Sector (SDGs 8, 9, 11, 12, 13):
    Timeline: months 15-20
    Focus: assessing the economic implications of such losses for the hospitality sector.
Expected Results

As of now, the SEA-LIMITHS project is in its early stages, and we are yet to finalize concrete results.

This project is unique in its approach, as it aims to translate complex scientific findings into practical, policy-relevant insights for a wide range of audiences, including the general public.

We are excited about the potential of this research to contribute significantly to public discourse and policy development on climate change and coastal management.

Stay tuned for updates and key findings, which we will share here as our research progresses, offering new perspectives and solutions for one of the most pressing environmental challenges of our time.

Project Info
Funded by

European Commission - Horizon Europe Programme, Marie Skłodowska-Curie Postdoctoral Fellowships

Start Date

01 June 2023

End Date

31 May 2025


24 months