Earth system science and environmental technologies

The Department of Earth systems science and environmental technologies conducts studies based on the observation of the Earth and on the comprehension of chemical, physical and biological processes governing our planet. In these areas, it is the fundamental reference point for Italian and European policies. The activities range from climate and atmospheric studies to research on aquatic and terrestrial systems and the comprehension of the environmental evolution even through the analysis of data and their implementation into mathematic models. The Department coordinates the National Antarctic Research Programme (PNRA) and it manages the Italian Arctic station “Dirigibile Italia” in Ny-Alesund, Svalbard Islands.

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International WebConference - cultural heritage challenges climate change

Event 23/06/2020

In spite of the significant resources addressed up to now at European level for safeguarding cultural heritage, still further efforts are required in order to guarantee a sustainable management of monumental complexes, archaeological sites and related collections exposed to extreme events linked to climate change

5th European conference on agroforestry, Euraf 2020

Event from 05/10/2020 to 07/10/2020

Agroforestry for the transition towards sustainability and bioeconomy,  is the 5th European Conference on Agroforestry promoted by EURAF, the European Agroforestry Federation. Euraf 2020 will be held in the island of Sardinia, Italy, in the heart of the Mediterranean Basin. In the frame of an ancestral silvopastoral landscape supporting a modern bioeconomy, the hilltown of Nuoro and its territory will host researchers, policy makers, professionals. To contain and monitor the spread of coronavirus, many countries have limited flights across Europe and Italy. In order to ensure a proper organization of the event, EURAF2020 Organizing Committee announces that the 5th European Agroforestry Conference, supposed to be held from 18th to 20th May 2020, will be postponed and held in Nuoro  from 5th to 7th October 2020

Bluemed. The Blue 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

Observational Sistems

Institutional area

CNR operates several multi-parametric observing systems, most of them are placed along the Italian coasts and transmit data in real time to the receiving stations at coast. Some of the systems are not operating in real time now, but can be developed in this direction

Climate Monitoring for Italy

Institutional Area

Monitoring and assessment of the state of the Italian climate: monthly climate bulletins showing the state of the Italian climate and ranking of the latest monthly/seasonal/annual anomaly within the context of the last two centuries of climate variability

The Center for Seismic Microzonation and its applications (CentroMS)

Institutional area

CNR DTA, through CNR IGAG, coordinates the activities of CentroMS with the contribution of a Steering Committee constituted by one representative from each partner. CentroMS aims at providing scientific and technical support to the institutions involved in seismic microzonation and its applications, with particular reference to urban planning and geological, geotechnical and geophysical issues related to the management of seismic emergencies

Radon rEal time monitoring System and Proactive Indoor Remediation

Institutional Area

The project LIFE-RESPIRE  is realized with the financial contribution of the European Union LIFE programme(LIFE16 ENV/IT/000553)