International scientific organization

URSI - Union Radio Scientifique Internationale

Radio-science includes the knowledge and study of all aspects of electromagnetic fields and waves. URSI, a non-governmental, non-profit organization under the aegis of the International Council for Science (ICSU), is responsible for the promotion and coordination of international studies, research, applications, scientific exchange, and communication in the numerous fields of radio-science.

URSI was officially created in 1919, during the Constitutive Assembly of the International Council of Research (now ICSU). It has greatly contributed to the promotion of the International Geophysics and, since 1992, a General Assembly is scheduled every three years.

The Organization goals include:

  • encourage and promote international activity in radio-science, in its various applications for the benefit of human kind;
  • encourage the adoption of common methods of measurement, comparability and standardization of the measuring instruments used in scientific work;
  • stimulate and coordinate studies on the scientific aspects of telecommunications using electromagnetic waves, guided and unguided; the generating, emission, radiation, propagation, reception, detection of fields and waves and processing the signals contained in them.
  • illustrate radio-science to the general public;
  • represent radio-science in private and public organizations.

The various branches of radio-science are analyzed by many Study Boards:

  • Committee A: Electromagnetic Metrology
  • Committee B: Fields and waves
  • Committee C: Radio-communication Systems and Signal Processing
  • Committee D: Electronics and Photonics
  • Committee E: Electromagnetic Environment and Interference
  • Committee F: Wave Propagation and Remote Sensing
  • Committee G: Ionospheric Radio and Propagation
  • Committee H: Waves in Plasmas
  • Committee J: Radio Astronomy
  • Committee K: Electromagnetics in Biology and Medicine

For further information on URSI activity in Italy, see the following web site: http://www.ursi.org/mcsites/italy/index.html

Info

Secretariat
c/o Ghent University (INTEC) Sint-Pietersnieuwstraat 41 - B-900 Ghent - Belgium
Web site: http://www.ursi.org/

Delegate

prof. ROBERTO SORRENTINO

Università degli Studi di Perugia
Dipartimento di Ingegneria Elettronica e dell'Informazione
c/o RF Microtech, Via L. Maccheroni 64 - 16125 Perugia
Phone number: 075 527 1436
Email: r.sorrentino@eumwa.org

Substitute delegate

prof. IVO RENDINA

CNR
Istituto di Scienze Applicate e Sistemi Intelligenti (ISASI)
Via Campi Flegrei 34 - 80131 Pozzuoli (Napoli)
Phone number: 081 8675160
Email: ivo.rendina@cnr.it

Reports URSI

Commission CNR-URSI: documents

Last update: 20/09/2019