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  • INSPIRE, from theory to practice: GET-IT software contributes to spatial data interoperability in Europe
    INSPIRE, from theory to practice: GET-IT software contributes to spatial data interoperability in Europe The GET-IT software was recently recognized a useful tool to make the INSPIRE Directive operational. GET-IT is now reviewed and registered in the “INSPIRE in Practice” catalogue. “INSPIRE in Practice” is the official INSPIRE platform dedicated to every user engaged in geographic information domain who would adopt tools contributing to spatial data interoperability among different European countries. “INSPIRE in Practice” is particularly devoted to give visibility to practices and means able to implement the INSPIRE Directive, resulting in an online…
    Written on Tuesday, 14 February 2017 17:53 Read 79 times
  • The Italy 18 January 2017 earthquakes captured by the Sentinel-1 and ALOS-2 satellite radar data
    The Italy 18 January 2017 earthquakes captured by the Sentinel-1 and ALOS-2 satellite radar data Despite the copious snow cover and the adverse weather conditions, the Sentinel-1 and ALOS-2 satellites allowed a team of IREA-CNR scientists to retrieve the Earth’s surface deformation induced by the recent seismic sequence in central Italy, whose main shock reached a magnitude of Mw 5.5 on 18 January 2017. Thanks to the joint processing of two radar images acquired across the main event by the Sentinel-1 satellite constellation of the European Copernicus program, it was possible to generate the so-called co-seismic Interferogram (see…
    Written on Thursday, 02 February 2017 14:21 Read 840 times
  • Gianfranco Fornaro elevated to IEEE Fellow
    Gianfranco Fornaro elevated to IEEE Fellow Gianfranco Fornaro, Senior Researcher at IREA, has been elevated to Fellow by IEEE for his for contributions to SAR processing in differential interferometry and tomography. The Fellow grade will be effective by 1 January 2017. IEEE, “the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers”, is the world's largest technical professional organization dedicated to advancing technology for the benefit of humanity. IEEE has more than 420,000 members in over 160 countries and publishes a third of the world’s technical literature in electrical engineering,…
    Written on Wednesday, 14 December 2016 11:56 Read 194 times
  • A European Geosciences Union Medal to Riccardo Lanari
    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 Medal rewards innovations, discoveries, or relevant contributions that have led to significant progress in the area of "Geosciences Instrumentation and Data Systems". The prize will be awarded at the EGU…
    Written on Monday, 21 November 2016 11:55 Read 220 times
  • New results on the 30 October 2016 earthquake retrieved from the Sentinel-1 satellite radar data
    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 ascending and descending orbits by the (C-band) sensors of the Sentinel-1 constellation of the Copernicus European Programme, the processing performed by CNR-IREA using the differential radar interferometry technique has now revealed the…
    Written on Wednesday, 02 November 2016 14:40 Read 1061 times
  • NASA Space Apps Challenge 2016 in Napoli
    NASA Space Apps Challenge 2016 in Napoli   Naples is again among the 158 cities of the world in which the fifth International Space Apps Challenge, the big event sponsored by NASA, which will take place on April 23 and 24 at the Faculty of Engineering in Via Nuova Agnano 11. Thanks to the organization supported by IREA, Department of Industrial Engineering, University of Naples Federico II, and US Consulate General for Southern Italy, many young people will have an opportunity to participate in an exciting global event and…
    Written on Thursday, 07 April 2016 12:03 Read 1218 times
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