CORILA is an association of the Ca' Foscari University, the IUAV University of Venice, the University of Padua, the Italy's National Research Council and the National Institute of Oceanography and Experimental Geophysic.
A non-profit organisation, it is overseen by the Ministry of Education, University and Research.
Il CORILA promotes and coordinates research on the Venice lagoon, also internationally. Accordingly, it facilitates interaction with the international scientific community; collects information on the physical system, territorial, environmental, economic and social aspects of the lagoon and lagoon settlements; processes and manages this information in an integrated framework; carries out interdisciplinary scientific research projects pertinent to the problems of the Venice Lagoon; and organises widespread dissemination of the research.
The operational structure is composed of qualified researchers who carry out scientific coordination and interdisciplinary integration activities, as well as administrative and management functions.