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  • Earthquake in Croatia: the ground deformation measured from space
    Earthquake in Croatia: the ground deformation measured from space The strong earthquake occurred on 29 December 2020 in Croatia caused ground deformations of about 40 centimeters. This is what emerged from the study of a team of researchers from the Institute for Electromagnetic Sensing of the Environment of the National Research Council by using data acquired from the European Sentinel-1 satellite.   On 29 December 2020 (11:19:54 UTC), a Mw 6.4 earthquake struck the central Croatia, close to the town of Petrinja, killing seven people, injuring hundreds, and causing widespread…
    Written on Monday, 18 January 2021 19:00 Read 49 times
  • A CNR-IREA study highlights the absence of pre-collapse deformation phenomena of the Morandi bridge in Genoa in satellite radar observations
    A CNR-IREA study highlights the absence of pre-collapse deformation phenomena of the Morandi bridge in Genoa in satellite radar observations A recent analysis relating to the Morandi bridge shows the absence of deformations, before its collapse, in the results obtained from the satellite radar data of the Italian COSMO-SkyMed constellation. This evidence has been shown by a study conducted by a team of researchers from the CNR Institute for Electromagnetic Sensing of the Environment and published in Remote Sensing. The results are in contrast to previous findings published in the same journal. On 14 August 2018, the bridge over the…
    Written on Monday, 21 December 2020 10:51 Read 258 times
  • IREA in the UN-GGIM Academic Network
    IREA in the UN-GGIM Academic Network Maria Brovelli, Full Professor of Politecnico di Milano and Associate Member of IREA, has been elected Chair of the UN-GGIM Academic Network, an outstanding expert panel of United Nations focusing on topics and challenges of geospatial information (GI). UN-GGIM (the Bureau of the United Nations Global Geospatial Information Management) addresses global issues about the exploitation of GI in the development agendas, supports policy in managing such information, and promotes its use to address key global challenges. In order to meet its…
    Written on Saturday, 12 December 2020 06:36 Read 308 times
  • Riccardo Lanari received the Distinguished Achievement Award from the IEEE Geoscience and Remote Sensing Society
    Riccardo Lanari received the Distinguished Achievement Award from the IEEE Geoscience and Remote Sensing Society On Monday, 28 September, Riccardo Lanari - acting director of the Institute for Electromagnetic Sensing of the Environment (IREA) of the Italian National Research Council - received the IEEE GRSS Fawwaz Ulaby Distinguished Achievement Award 2020. The prestigious prize is conferred annually to recognize the individual who has made significant technical contributions within the technical scope of the Geoscience and Remote Sensing Society (GRSS) of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE). These are the theory, concepts, and techniques…
    Written on Thursday, 01 October 2020 16:17 Read 1213 times
  • The software package "prismaread" was released
    The software package "prismaread" was released prismaread is an open source software package developed in "R" language by the Institute for Remote Sensing of Environment (IREA) of the National Research Council of Italy with the aim of facilitating access to the data acquired by the innovative PRISMA hyperspectral sensor, recently launched by the Italian Space Agency (ASI). The new software package allows to access the hyperspectral data (and the corresponding accessory data) provided by ASI in HDF format and convert them into formats more easily usable for…
    Written on Thursday, 10 September 2020 20:47 Read 1417 times
  • Copernicus user stories by IREA in the NEREUS search engine
    Copernicus user stories by IREA in the NEREUS search engine Under ESA flagship, the Project Copernicus4Regions has collected 99 user stories, titled “Ever Growing Use of Copernicus across Europe’s Regions”. They describe from a user perspective how regional public administrations in Europe have used data and information from the Copernicus Programme to face their challenges, and show benefits to citizens’ lives. The printed collection of sheets is available at the link http://www.nereus-regions.eu/copernicus4regions/publication/. NEREUS, the Network of European regions dealing with space, after encouraging story collection with ESA, has now created a…
    Written on Friday, 31 July 2020 08:29 Read 2514 times
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