A sea urchin management system to protect marine forests and foster sustainable fisheries

News 13/03/2023

During the opening meeting of the "MUrFOr" project (Managing sustainable sea URchin fishery and marine FORest conservation, Biodiversa +) ­­Italian, Spanish, German, Spanish and French researchers met to outline the steps of the conservation project which includes several study areas across the Mediterranean Sea

Preventing and eliminating pollution in the Mediterranean Sea and waters: take a role with BlueMissionMed!

Press note 28/02/2023

The BlueMissionMed project is starting its activities after the kick-off last month. Funded by the European Commission as a Coordination and Support Action (CSA) and coordinated by the National Research Council of Italy, this three-year project aims at development and deployment of transformative innovative solutions in all forms (technological, social, business, governance) to prevent and eliminate the pollution of Mediterranean waters

Horizon Europe project Blue-Cloud 2026 to enhance Open Science in support of ocean protection and restoration

News 23/02/2023

The Horizon Europe project Blue-Cloud 2026 kicked off in Pisa, Italy, paving the way for the development of a federated European ecosystem to deliver FAIR & Open Science datasets, applications and computing resources, instrumental for the EU Mission “Restore Our Ocean and Waters by 2030”

Cnr at the forefront of environmental sustainability and energy efficiency research with two Horizon Europe Projects, Net4Air and ECHO

News 23/02/2023

The Institute of condensed matter chemistry and technologies for energy (Cnr-Icmate) has been awarded two Horizon Europe Projects, NET4Air and ECHO, to carry-on research on air quality monitoring and on energy efficiency. Together with the National Institute for Research and Development in Microtechnologies (IMT-Bucharest, Romania) and the Tyndall Institute (Cork, Ireland), Icmate is in the NET4Air Consortium to significantly improve its research capacity in the field of air quality monitoring. As to ECHO project, Icmate will collaborate with several partners from Italy, Spain, Romania, Belgium, Turkey, Serbia and UK to develop Thermal Energy Storage (TES) solutions as a flexible and building-integrated system for optimizing energy management from grids to final users

Beyond EPICA: reached a depth of 808 meters in the Antarctic ice sheet

Press release 01/02/2023

The second drilling campaign of Beyond EPICA - Oldest Ice has been successfully completed. The international research project is funded by the European Commission with 11 million euros and coordinated by the Institute of Polar Sciences of the National Research Council of Italy (Cnr). It aims to obtain data on the evolution of temperatures, the composition of the atmosphere and the carbon cycle, by going back in time 1.5 million years through analyzing an ice core extracted from the depths of the Antarctic ice sheet. The complex deep ice drilling system was installed quickly, kicking off drilling operations and reaching a depth of 808.47 meters by the end of this 22/23 campaign. At Concordia Station, a support team processed and cut the first 217 meters of the extracted ice core 

Boiling Mediterranean: Marine Protected Areas facing climate change - illustrated facts and ideas

Institutional Area

The sea between the lands, the cradle of world civilization, home to around 480 million people, is now under a severe threat due to human-induced global warming: Mediterranean waters are heating up three times faster than the global average. This book edited by Cnr edizioni illustrates some of the most tangible consequences of climate change and what this means for Mediterranean people

Pandemics: Coronavirus and beyond

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A pandemic is a natural catastrophic event, a gigantic, prolonged "earthquake": unpredictable, but with the certainty that sooner or later it will happen, yielding devastating health and socio-economic effects. What we are learning from the Covid-19 "earthquake"? The website promoted by the Department of Biomedical Sciences of the National Research Council of Italy (Cnr-Dsb) is facing some big questions about the SARS-CoV-2 pandemic


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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

Isp Newsletter

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A Special Issue of the newsletter of the Institute of Polar Sciences of the National Research Council of Italy devoted  to the celebration of 25 years at Dirigibile Italia, a protagonist of the Italian polar research in the Arctic region