Research activity in evidence

  • Evaluation of bio-geophysical parameters using physically based models
    Some bio-geophysical parameters, such as qualitative or quantitative indicators of the condition of natural surfaces, can be estimated from remote sensed data. Images acquired from both optical and microwave spectrum range can be used as source of data, and different kind of physically based models can be implemented in order…
  • Distributed fiber optic sensors
    Fiber optic sensors are ideal for monitoring critical infrastructure or facilities. These sensors are small and low cost, are immune to electromagnetic interference, are ideal for building very large monitoring networks and are mechanically and chemically compatible with most of building materials. However, the fiber sensors commonly used allow a punctual measurement…
Other activities

Application in evidence

  • Evaluation of cytotoxicity of nanoparticles
    Using nanoparticles offers great potentiality and perspectives in novel diagnostic and therapeutic applications. Despite the rapid progress and initial acceptance of nanobiotechnology, adverse effects on human health due to exposure to various concentrations of nanoscale materials have not yet been established. Materials in the nanometer range can exhibit physico-chemical characteristics…
  • Contribution to formulation of safety standards for exposure to electromagnetic fields
    Concerning the applications, the experimental results may be useful for the revision of the exposure limits to electromagnetic fields. As a matter of fact, the current limits, set by the European Commission and national legislation for the general population exposure to electromagnetic fields in the range 0 Hz-300 GHz, are…
Other applications

News

  • 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…
  • In the archaeological site of Pompeii the school "Geophysics and Remote Sensing for Archaeology"
    In the fascinating setting of Pompeii archaeological area, the school "Geophysics and Remote Sensing for Archaeology" will be held from 9 to 13 May 2016. The course is organised by two Institutes of the National Research Council of Italy, i.e. CNR-IBAM and CNR-IREA, and Soprintendenza Speciale Beni Archeologici Pompei, Ercolano…
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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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