The Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche (CNR) is the largest public research organization in italy, with the mission of designing, executing and promoting research, and of transferring and disseminating knowledge, to foster sceintific, technological, economic and social development in Italy.
The Engineering Geology Group - Geohazard Research Lab, is a section of the Earth Sciences Department of the University of Firenze (UNIFI). Since 2004 it has been an official Centre of Competence of the Italian Civil Protection for Remote Sensing and Geohazards and since 2006 it has become the European Centre of the International Consortium on Landslides (ICL).
The Agenzia Spaziale Italiana is a national public Institution established in 1988. Its purpose was to coordinate all of Italy's efforts and investments in the space sector that had begun in the 1960s. Within twenty years' time, ASI became one of the most significant players in the world in space science, satellite technologies, Earth observation and the development of mobile systems for exploring the Universe.
The Dipartimento della Protezione Civile is a public administration office under the Office of the Prime Minister. The Italian legislation (Law no. 225/1992 and Law no. 401/2001) entrusts the Department with the aims of safeguarding the integrity of life, goods, buildings and environment from any damage or risk of damage arising from natural disasters, catastrophes and any other hazardous event.
TRE s.r.l. is a first commercial spin-off company of the Politecnico di Milano, Italy. Established in March 2000, the company aims at commercially exploiting the results of many years of academic research carried out in house at the Dept. of Electronics and Information in the field of satellite remote sensing and in particular in Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR) data processing.
ALTAMIRA INFORMATION is a leading international company in the field of Earth Observation using radar satellite. It provides customised solutions for the detection and measurements of ground movement with millimetric precision and mapping solutions for the major industry sectors: oil and gas, infrastructures, natural hazards and mining.
The Magyar Állami Eötvös Loránd Geofizikai Intézet (MFGI) was established in 1907 by the state as the first applied geophysical institute in the world. As one of the institutes of the Hungarian Office for Mining and Geology (MBFH), ELGI is responsible for the research activities related to Hungarian geological and geophysical tasks.
The Państwowy Instytut Geologiczny-Państwowy Instytut Badawczy is the largest R&D state institution conducting studies of geological setting of the country under the general supervision of the Ministry of the Environment. PGI performs the function of the national geological survey and the national hydrogeological survey.
The TeRN Consortium ”Earth Observation and Natural Hazard Technologies Consortium” was constituted on December 29th, 2005 by public (51%) and private partners (49%). It is composed of the Italian National Research Council (CNR), the Regional Environment Protection Agency of the Basilicata Region (ARPAB), the RELUIS Inter-University Consortium, the E-Geos S.p.A (Finmeccanica Group), and the CREATEC SMEs Consortium.