Solar Orbiter, the Italian instrument Metis is on board

News 06/02/2020

On the 9th of February, the European Space Agency Solar Orbiter mission was launched from Cape Canaveral. On board there was the Italian coronagraph Metis. The Ifn-Cnr Padova researchers have been involved in the design, realization and calibration of the instrument and they are now ready to support the coronagraph in-flight operation

Neuroprostheses and robotics: a paradigm shift to improve the efficacy of stroke rehabilitation and the restoration of motor function

News 19/02/2020

The use of advanced technological solutions exploiting robotic systems and electrodes that stimulate the nervous system can increase the efficacy of stroke rehabilitation and the restoration of motor function in patients: however, a paradigm shift requires deeper understanding of the mechanisms in how the nervous system performs or learns the different types of movements. This is the scientific perspective discussed in a research article by a group of international scientists led by the BioRobotics Institute of Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna and École polytechnique fédérale of Lausanne, also participated by the Institute of Neuroscience of the National Research Council of Italy (Cnr-In)

Feature: UNESCO workshop explores strategies for keeping Med region sustainable

Press review 28/01/2020

Ocean scientists, experts and representatives from major Italian and international organizations have met at the UNESCO field bureau in Venice on the occasion of the Decade of Ocean Science for Sustainable Development (2021-2030), which was declared by the United Nations (UN). The three-day workshop was organized by the Italian Oceanographic Commission (COI), whom Cnr is partner. See also the Unesco video

Ocean coulour reveals the oceanic movements

News 07/02/2020

The Institute of Marine Sciences (Ismar) of Cnr (Rome, IT) coordinates the 'ocean CIRculation from ocean COLour observations' project, funded by the European Space Agency and conducted in collaboration with the Collecte Localisation Satellites (Toulouse, FR)

An open and user-friendly tool for the observation of volcanoes from space using Copernicus Data

News 20/01/2020

A user-friendly tool based on an original algorithm recently published in the Remote Sensing Journal has been developed at Cnr-Imaa, in collaboration with the School of Engineering of University of Basilicata, to map volcanic thermal anomalies at a global scale by means of Sentinel 2 data of the European Earth Observation programme Copernicus


Institutional area

Cnr-Isa is amongst the research partners of 'Stance4Health', a project funded by European Union’s Horizon 2020 with tha aim of developing a complete Smart Personalized Nutrition (SPN) service based on the use of mobile technologies as well as tailored food production that will optimize the gut microbiota activity and long-term consumer engagement

Computers and electronics in agriculture: the 'GeOlive' tool

Event from 16/06/2020 to 18/06/2020

Within the Life+ research project 'Soilconsweb', the Cnr Institute for Mediterranean Agriculture and Forestry Systems (Cnr-Isafom) supported the realisation of an innovative, web-based geospatial Decision Support Systems (DSS) developed upon the open-source Geospatial Cyberinfrastructure (GCI) platform. 'GeOlive' can provide a very important web-based operational tool for olive growing as it better connects productivity and environmental sustainability

8th International Symposium 'Monitoring of Mediterranean Coastal Areas. Problems and Measurement Techniques'

Event from 16/06/2020 to18/06/2020

The Symposium 'Monitoring of Mediterranean Coastal Areas. Problems and Measurement Techniques' is organized by the National Research Council of Italy - Institutefor Bioeconomy (Cnr-Ibe) in collaboration with University Departments

Disease threatens Italy’s once booming olive oil industry

Video January 2020

American PBS Network focuses on Italian olive oil, a product of excellence whom production has decreased in the Puglia region for the effect of the bacteria Xylella fastidiosa. See the interviews to Cnr-Ipsp researchers Maria Saponari and Donato Boccia, and to actress Helen Mirren, who is actively supporting information campaigns on the disease

Security threats: Cnr-Nano project Terasec funded with a ERC grant

News 20/01/2020

Among the 76 top European researchers selected under the ERC Proof of Concept grants - third round 2019 - the ‘Terasec’ project proposed by Francesco Giazotto (Cnr-Nano) will develop an innovative device for the detection of security threats of European citizens and infrastructures

Technology transfer office

Institutional area

Technology transfer represents the Cnr’s second mission, after the scientific research. Cnr-TTO is responsible for all the activities related to TT, namely protection of research results, IPR management and exploitation, promotion and support for spin-off creation, marketing and promotion of research results

The Bluemed italian paper

Institutional area

An overview of relevance, obstacles  and proposals of the key sectors for a blue growth, issued by the Cnr Bluemed Working Group

Towards Fp9 - Cnr presents its 'Mission' proposals

Institutional Area

For a research institution such as Cnr, the EU Research Framework Programmes (FP) represent a fundamental tool to complement its institutional activities as well as to build and strengthen its scientific partnerships. This position paper introduces the Cnr priorities in terms of 'mission' within Horizon Europe (FP9)