Flooding and Flood Forecasting in Venice

News 16/11/2018

Venice is sinking at a rate of 1-2 mm/y. Combined with the present rate of sea level rise, ~3mm/y, this leads to ever more critical conditions for the possibility of flooding. With half of the city now no more than 80 cm above the present mean sea level and a tidal spring excursion of about 1 metre, any small surge will imply flooding in large parts of the city. A proper and reliable forecast is mandatory.

Climate change, oceans and marine resources

News 12/11/2018

Understanding which is the response of the oceans to climate change and how climate change will influence fisheries and food supply from marine resources, is the aim of a recent study of the Institute of Information Science and Technology 'A. Faedo' (Cnr-Isti) in collaboration with Fao, published on the 'International Journal of Digital Earth'

Call for proposals of joint lab projects

Institutional Area

Cnr launched two Joint Lab Projects  to be jointly set up with foreign countries’ research Institutions. The selected research areas are physical sciences and technologies of matter (three year period 2019-2021), deadline for applications is December 18, 2018

Games and learning conference (Gala Conf) 2018

Event from 05/12/2018 to 07/12/2018

The Games and learning conference (Gala Conf) 2018 will be held in Palermo, Italy, 5-7 december 2018, hosted by Cnr-Itd

'Geothermal Energy and Society'

News 08/10/2018

Published by Springer the book 'Geothermal Energy and Society', editor Adele Manzella and Anna Pellizzone (Cnr-Igg), and Agnes Allansdottir (Fondazione Toscana Life Science)

Six EU science bosses join forces to push for more EU funding for 'excellent' science

Speech by President 19/10/2018

In a joint interview with Science Business, the six research chiefs – of Max Planck, CNRS, Germany’s Leibniz Association and Helmholtz Association, Italy’s National Research Council (Cnr) and Spain’s Council for Scientific Research (CSIC) – said they are forming a “strong, informal group” to argue the political case for science in Europe, and develop new research projects together. In total, the six organisations employ more than 50,000 scientists and deliver a large share of the world’s top-cited research

Italy: The Beauty of Knowledge

Press review 29/10/2018

The Beauty of Knowledge is an exhibition promoted and financed by the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation (Maeci) Band carried out by the Italian National Research Council (Cnr) with the contribution of the four main Italian science museums: Fondazione Idis-Città della scienza (Naples); Museo Galileo (Florence); Museo delle scienza (Trento); Museo nazionale della scienza e della tecnologia 'Leonardo da Vinci' (Milan)

Atmospheric turbulence: a fundamental ingredient in the recipe for long-range avian navigation

Press release 10/10/2018

Previous studies have shown that seabirds are able to navigate with accuracy over large expanses of visually featureless ocean but the mechanism behind olfactory avian navigation has until now remained elusive. Using a large number of flight patterns of three species of shearwater an interdisciplinary international team led by the Cnr-Isc showed that atmospheric turbulence is not merely a nuisance as previously believed but plays a fundamental role in generating the observed flight patterns of seabirds

MIUR: satellite mapping of 40,000 school buildings now underway with Asi and Cnr

Press review 05/09/2018

Satellite mapping of school buildings is now underway, the Minster of Education, University and Research Marco Bussetti announced. He said that the mapping is the result of a collaboration with Asi-italian Space Agency and Cnr - National Research Council

Track&Know: Big Data applications in transport, mobility, motor insurance and health sectors

News 21/09/2018

The KDDLab (Knowledge Discovery and Data Mining Laboratory) of Cnr-Isti applies its expertise in Big Mobility Data Analysis. Track&Know is a project funded by the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme

1st International Workshop on Social Media Analytics for Healthcare (SMA4H)

Event 03/12/2018

Cnr Institute of High Performance Computing and Networking (Cnr-Icar) is organising this event to promote collaborations, present and exchange ideas, practices and advances specific to social media use in the particularly challenging area of health applications. Deadline for paper submission is August 31, 2018

Towards Fp9 - Cnr presents its 'Mission' proposals

Institutional Area

Cnr is paying a lot of attention to the potential objectives and structure of the next Framework Programme. To this end, a new position paper was released, introducing the Cnr priorities in terms of 'Mission' as seems to be devised by the EC within Horizon Europe

Investment in innovation for European recovery: a public policy priority

Institutional Area

The 2008 crisis had severe consequences in Europe, especially for investment, including investments
in R&D and innovation. In the Cnr-Irpps working paper researchers argue that there are large scientific and technological opportunities that
could pave the way to a new stage of social development and economic growth, but they need appropriate economic policies to be seized