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  • 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…
  • 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…
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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…
  • Big Data and geographic information on the web from smart and social sources
    Traditionally Big Data means heterogeneous, multi-source, non-structured information on the Web characterized by huge volumes, great velocity of updating and high semantic variability. The interest of research on the links between Big Data and geography is highly increasing. The ability of detecting, interpreting and analyzing Big Data, created by smart,…
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Application in evidence

  • Wind estimation
    While blowing on the sea surface, the wind transmits a part of its energy to the water particles. This phenomenon gives rise to the formation of ripples on the sea surface (the capillary waves), whose wavelength is of the order of centimeters. Besides, if the wind action is persistent and…
  • 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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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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