Engineering, ICT and technologies for energy and transportation

The most important research themes concerning the Cnr Department of Engineering, Ict and technologies (Diitet) deal with production systems and constructions, Ict, energy and transport, aerospace and applied mathematics. In addition, a great attention is devoted to the development of advanced technologies in the fields of information technology and cybersecurity, and the realization of electronic/optoelectronic devices with different application: medical diagnosis, culturale heritage preservation, and monitoring of food quality, water, soil, forest, as well as infrastructures.

 The research fields alsoi nclude nanotechnologies and advanced materials for the application in medicine and environmental issues; the development of advanced solutions for the improvement of production systems (“factories of the future”); intelligent and sustainable mobility, traceability of production and distribution network in different market sectors.

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Towards Fp9 - Cnr presents its 'Mission' proposals

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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

On line the e-newsletter of the Cnr Institute of information science and technologies 'A. Faedo'

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The latest issue of Isti news - the e-newsletter of the Institute of Information Science and Technologies 'A. Faedo' - resumes projects, events and research activities carried out in 2019

An open and user-friendly tool for the observation of volcanoes from space using Copernicus Data

News 20/01/2020

Cnr-Imaa, in collaboration with the School of Engineering of University of Basilicata, developed user-friendly tool to map volcanic thermal anomalies at a global scale by means of Sentinel 2 data of the European Earth Observation programme Copernicus

Computers and electronics in agriculture: the 'GeOlive' tool

News 02/01/2020

Cnr Institute for Mediterranean Agriculture and Forestry Systems (Cnr-Isafom) supported the realisation of 'GeOlive', web-based operational tool for olive growing that connects productivity and environmental sustainability 

Cineca - A leadership facility for italian computational science

Press review 04/2019

Cnr is partner of Cineca, the facility established in 1969 to host cutting-edge supercomputer systems together with the provision of access and support services to the Italian national scientific community

Security threats: Cnr-Nano project Terasec funded with a ERC grant

News 20/01/2020

'Terasec’ project proposed by Francesco Giazotto (Cnr-Nano) will develop an innovative device that overpasses the accuracy performances of all the conventional systems, for the detection of security threats of European citizens and infrastructures

Processes and technologies for the valorization of wastes and biomasses

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The Institute of Research on Combustion (Irc) carries out research in areas of strategic importance for the national level of innovation, with implications on several fields: energy, industry, safety, environment, new materials. Activities, carried out at both theoretical and experimental level, aim to the develop combustion processes with low environmental impact and to develop new technologies for thermo-valorization of wastes, biomass and alternative fuels

Optical Remote Sensing

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Cnr-Irea is a scientific and technological research institute affiliated to the Department of Engineering - ICT and Technology for Energy and Transport (DIITET). Irea has consolidated expertise in the fields of optical remote sensing. Optical Remote Sensing deals with those part of electromagnetic spectrum characterised by the wavelengths from the visible (0.4 micrometer) to the near infrared (NIR) up to thermal infrared (TIR, 15 micrometer), collecting radiation reflected and emitted from the observed surfaces 


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D4Science is an organisation offering a Data Infrastructure since 2009. D4Science is operated by a team of professionals and researchers having as main objective the maintenance, the updating, the operation and the support for users of the infrastructure itself