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  • 2017: A “hot” summer on Mount Vesuvius !
    2017: A “hot” summer on Mount Vesuvius ! During the 2017 summer season, the Vesuvius National Park was struck by a devastating fire event which caused massive damage to the forest heritage on all flanks of the volcano. Large quantities of ashes resulting from the burning of tens of hectares of Mediterranean scrubs have been dispersed in the atmosphere. The fire event has produced extensive colts of smoke affecting a huge area including several human settlements, as observable in the ESA Sentinel 2B satellite image of July 12…
    Written on Monday, 30 October 2017 16:49 Read 216 times
  • Gloria Bordogna Fellow of the International Fuzzy Systems Association
    Gloria Bordogna Fellow of the International Fuzzy Systems Association During the World Congress of the International Fuzzy Systems Association (IFSA) held from June 27 to 30 in Otsu, Gloria Bordogna, Senior Researcher at IREA, was awarded the IFSA Fellow grade. The title, reserved reserved for distinguished contributors whose works have had a significant impact on fuzzy logic theory and applications, was handed during the European Society for Fuzzy Logic and Technology (EUSFLAT) conference, held in Warsaw on 11-15 September 2017. Gloria Bordogna has been working for many years in…
    Written on Friday, 29 September 2017 12:03 Read 289 times
  • European and Italian satellites measure the surface displacements induced by the Ischia earthquake
    European and Italian satellites measure the surface displacements induced by the Ischia earthquake Immediately after the Ischia earthquake of 21 August 2017, researchers at CNR-IREA measured the Earth surface displacements thanks to the data acquired by the European Sentinel-1 and Italian COSMO-SkyMed constellations of satellites. A subsidence up to 4 centimetres was measured close to Casamicciola Terme.  During the post-event phase, the Department of Civil Protection (DPC) activated the National Research Council - Institute for the Electromagnetic Sensing of the Environment (CNR-IREA) of Naples, as Centre of Competence in the radar data processing,…
    Written on Friday, 01 September 2017 14:05 Read 975 times
  • Conference Europt(r)ode XIV
    Conference Europt(r)ode XIV IREA, together with the Institute of Applied Physics at Carrara (IFAC-CNR) and the Italian Society of Optics and Photonics (SIOF), is organizing in Naples the XIV edition of Europt(r)ode, one of the most important Conferences worldwide in the field of optical sensors for chemical and biological applications. Submission of contributions is open. For more information visit the Europt(r)ode XIV website   Other news     Other news  
    Written on Monday, 24 July 2017 15:18 Read 534 times
  • Satellite radars and GPS detect slow fault movements
    Satellite radars and GPS detect slow fault movements Revealed, for the first time in Italy, in the Pollino area, the presence of slow fault movements during a sequence of low magnitude earthquakes, which help to explain why in this area, compared to the rest of the Apennines, the earthquakes of higher magnitude are less frequent. The study was published in "Scientific Reports".      During the long seismic sequence which affected the Pollino area (Italy) from 2010 to 2014, there were not only earthquakes but also a slow…
    Written on Monday, 15 May 2017 15:17 Read 951 times
  • 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 1527 times
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