"Gaia Blu" to explore the depths of the Tyrrhenian, Ionian and Adriatic Sea

Press note 29/03/2024

With the departure of the oceanographic ship "Gaia Blu" from the port of Crotone, in Calabria, the "ECOREST" campaign has started. The scientific expedition is aimed at monitoring the state of health of deep marine ecosystems,  and encouraging the restoration of the most vulnerable. Until May 15th, “Gaia Blu” will explore the seabed and deep underwater habitats with innovative methodologies in three strategic areas of the Mediterranean Sea: southern Tyrrhenian, northern Ionian and southern Adriatic

Kick-off meeting FarmEVs: Extracellular Vesicles Farming

News 22/03/2024

Funded by the Horizon Europe, the FarmEVs project was officially kicked-off on 21st -22nd March 2024 in a meeting with a high scientific and institutional participation, taking on the challenge of establishing plant extracellular farming systems within the One Health approach. FarmEVs consortium is coordinated by CNR and composed of 8 partners from 6 countries

Trapping light, a new paradigm in Photonics

Press release 27/02/2024

An international study involving Italian researchers of the Institute of Applied Sciences and Intelligent Systems of the National Research Council of Italy (Cnr) opens new avenues for trapping and converting light energy. Published on Nature, the research could facilitate developments in quantum technology, high-resolution imaging, and photonic devices

Actic: identified mechanisms controlling black carbon concentrations

Press release 20/03/2024

A new study conducted by researchers at the Institute of Polar Sciences of the National Research Council of Italy, in collaboration with Stockholm University and ETH Zurich, has identified the mechanisms that control the Arctic transport of black carbon, an air pollutant that contributes to climate warming, while also establishing the variability of its concentrations across polar seasons. The work, published as a highlight paper in Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics, lays the groundwork for a deeper understanding of the impact of this compound on regional and global climate

Climate change, the Arctic is losing its memory

Press release 13/02/2024

Ice melting caused by global warming is rapidly deteriorating the climate signal contained in Svalbard Island glaciers. This is the finding of an international research team coordinated by the Cnr Institute of Polar Sciences and Ca' Foscari University of Venice. The research was published in the journal The Cryosphere

The VISIONE system won the Video Browser Showdown 2024

News 29/01/2024

The VISIONE system, developed by Cnr-Isti, ranked first at the 13th Video Browser Showdown (VBS2024), an international competition in interactive video retrieval. In particular, VISIONE scored as the best interactive video search system in four, out of the seven, tasks carried out in the competition by both expert and novice users, and resulted the overall winner of the competition

Towards the summer discovering special cones: cyclodextrins

News 06/02/2024

"Bicyclos" is a project financed by the European Union and coordinated by the National Research Council of Italy (Cnr). It is a four-year project (2023-2027) whose primary objective is to promote the sustainable development of Cyclodextrins, molecules of natural origin with multiple applications. The project finances the international mobility of researchers between the partners involved

"AI4DebunK": fighting disinformation and supporting trustworthy online activity

News 10/01/2024

Involving various stakeholders, from media professionals to software developers and AI experts, this new EU project takes a holistic approach to combating misinformation through human-AI collaboration. Among the partners that will participate and be responsible for the successful implementation of 'AI4Debunk' is the Italian National Research Council


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