Research activity in evidence

  • Thematic Mapping
      The Alps at the border among Valle d’Aosta, Piemonte and Lombardia regions (red outlines) and snow cover maps as obtained from the MERIS sensor onboard the ENVISAT/ESA satellite Thematic mapping, generally understood as the extraction of value-added information from raw or pre-processed data, is one of the most common and relevant…
  • Spaceborne SAR tomography
    Multidimensional SAR focusing, 3D (space) and 4D (space-time), more commonly known as SAR tomography, is an innovative technique for the analysis of multipass SAR data, which has been demonstrated by IREA researchers for the first time using satellite data. This technique extends the classical SAR interferometry concepts. At present, thanks…
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Application in evidence

  • Coastal monitoring
    The sea state monitoring systems mounted in coastal zones allow us to estimate the physical parameters involved in those phenomena occurring in a coastal environment, as the erosion and the instability caused by both natural (e.g., the action of the coastal currents and waves) and anthropogenic factors (e.g., maritime works…
  • Understanding the interaction mechanisms between electromagnetic fields and biological systems
    Despite the intensification of the in vivo and in vitro experiments on the evaluation of long-term effects of electromagnetic fields has generated in recent decades, a vast scientific literature, the scientific debate is still open on the possible interaction mechanisms specific for low field levels responsible for specific biological effects.…
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News

  • A European Geosciences Union Medal to Riccardo Lanari
    Riccardo Lanari, director of IREA, has been announced as the recipient of the 2017 Christiaan Huygens Medal, one of the prizes that the European Geosciences Union (EGU) awards each year to eminent scientists for their outstanding research contribution to the Earth, planetary and space sciences. In particular, the Christiaan Huygens…
  • New results on the 30 October 2016 earthquake retrieved from the Sentinel-1 satellite radar data
    The study of ground deformation and seismic sources, now focused on the 30 October 2016 earthquake, is enriched with new important results obtained from the processing of radar images collected from the Sentinel-1 constellation along ascending and descending orbits    Thanks to the new radar images, acquired on 1 November 2016 from…
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Science and society

  • Science and society
    Living in a healty and safe environment with less risks for man and the planet is commonly recognized as important. It is also a goal for all those who are encharged of administrating a territory and assuring a good standard of life to citizens. For a research institute like IREA…
  • Solidarity and support to Città della Scienza
    Citta' della Scienza in Naples, the Italian main interactive Science Centre, visited each year by about 350 000 people, example of an innovative and successful dissemination of scientific culture in Italy and in the world, has been almost completely destroyed by a huge fire that in a few hours has…
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