The mission of the Institute for Electromagnetic Sensing of the Environment is the development of methodologies and technologies for acquisition, processing, fusion and interpretation of images and data obtained by electromagnetic sensors - operating on satellite, aircraft and in situ - and the dissemination of information extracted, aimed at monitoring environment and territory, at non-invasive diagnostic and at electromagnetic risk assessment. In addition, methodologies and technologies are developed for the construction of infrastructures for geospatial data and biomedical applications of electromagnetic fields. Finally, activities of investigation, research and experimentation on the public communication of science are carried out, as well as activities on science education.

The Institute has consolidated expertise in the fields of optical and microwave remote sensing, diagnostics in situ for environment and territory, combined with the biological one for risk assessment from exposure to electromagnetic fields but also for their possible applications in medicine.