DTA/14-2013 – Research Activity in Ny-Ålesund 2011-2012



June 2013

National Research Council of Italy
Department of Earth System Science and Environmental Technologies
Director: Enrico Brugnoli
Head of Polar Unit: Ruggero Casacchia
Editors: Tiziana Ciciotti, Paolo Braico, Emiliano Liberatori, Luigi Mazari Villanova, Roberto Sparapani
Web release: Daniela Beatrici – www.dta.cnr.it
Print: Progettazione Grafica
Publisher: Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche – Roma

© 2013 CNR Edizioni All rights reserved

Cover image courtesy of Dr. Mauro Mazzola

This volume and the scientific contributions herein, testify the variety of the scientific activities carried out by the Italian community and provides opportunity to continue in supporting research projects in the High North.

DTA/21-2016 – The italian contribution to the IOC Global Ocean Science Report

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The Italian Oceanographic Commission (COI), as National Coordination Body of the Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission (www.ioc-unesco.org/) of UNESCO, has been requested to contribute to the production of the IOC Global Ocean Science Report (GOSR) with national information.

In the invitation letter, the need to strengthen marine science capacities of nations in order to advance sustainable ocean management was underlined, as identified by many international fora (e.g. WSSD, Rio+20, UN-ICPOLoS, UN World Ocean Assessment). It especially outlines the following objective: “The questionnaire seeks to gain your views, information about your institute/country/organization to complete the information needed to obtain a complete picture of ocean science globally”.

Inputs to the survey came from all members of the COI, representing key governmental institutes specialized on Ocean Science and from selected national experts, who already owned relevant pieces of information, with the support of the Department of Earth System Science and Environmental Technologies of the National Research Council of Italy (CNR-DTA).

The questionnaire became an important opportunity to depict a comprehensive and detailed overview of the Italian Ocean Science landscape in the last few years, and highlighted possible issues in obtaining coherent and comparable data from the different actors.

Therefore, this document can be considered a useful tool to support decisions and implementation processes with reliable, updated and complete information, to be addressed to policy makers (e.g. for the MSFD).

DTA/16-2013 – Ny-Ålesund Science Managers Committee NySMAC 11th Seminar – Abstracts

ABSTRACTS – October 2013

The 11th Ny-Ålesund Science Managers Committee took place on 9-11 October 2013 at the CNR-National Research Council of Italy Headquarters in Rome, Italy.



Seminar description

The seminar brings together scientists who have Svalbard and Ny-Ålesund (78°55’N, 11°56’E) in particular as a base for their research and monitoring activities. The aim of the meeting is to exchange scientific results, advancements, ideas and experiences to inspire each other and develop Ny-Ålesund further.

The seminar wants to foster the following topics:

  • Flagship programs
  • SSF funded projects
  • Implementation of Ny-Ålesund monitoring activities
  • NySMAC and SIOS: Status and future developments

DTA/20-2015 – Progetto SAPERE – Space Advanced Project for Excellence in Research and Enterprise

Luigi Mazari Villanova (1) e Luca Papi (2)
Ottobre 2014
1. Dipartimento Scienze del Sistema Terra e Tecnologie per l’Ambiente
2. Dipartimento Ingegneria, ICT e Tecnologie per l’Energia e i Trasporti
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SAPERE is a project part of the larger initiative of the Italian Aerospace Cluster (CTNA) which aims at coordinating the italian space sector, developing its industrial, scientific and academic components.The project follows the key references given by the Italian Space Agency for the decade 2010-2020, focussing in areas where Italy plays a significant role and leadership. It is difficult to identify a single topic that may be relevant in all the various fields of space activities, and that crosses all layers of the value chain (service, infrastructure space, enabling technologies). It was therefore considered appropriate to select topics that were enablers to achieving these priorities in areas where it Italy has significant role and leadership.
The project therefore aims in continuing developing the field of Earth Observation, emergency management (crisis management) and maintenance and enhancement of scientific knowledge with the development of appropriate scientific instruments and the analysis of their results. Independent access to space has a key role and it is a pillar of the European Space Policy. After an important contribution to the development of the supply chain of European launchers Ariane, Italy has taken a leadership role in development, implementation and financing of middle class launcher, Vega.
The project will also improve the Italian system’s capability in attracting funding, with a strong connection to the territorial policies identified by the different aerospatial districts (Lombardy, Piedmont, Lazio, Puglia, Campania) or from italian regions with strong presence of industrial and scientific importance and specific program agreements (eg, Tuscany , Umbria, Basilicata).

DTA/17-2013 – La rendicontazione dei Progetti di Ricerca finanziati dal Programma Nazionale di Ricerche in Antartide

Tiziana Ciciotti e Luigi Mazari Villanova
16 Dicembre 2013
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Il Programma Nazionale di Ricerche in Antartide (PNRA) istituito nel 1985, sulla base dei Programmi Esecutivi Annuali (PEA) approvati dal Ministero dell’Istruzione, dell’Università e della Ricerca (MIUR), organizza con cadenza annuale spedizioni tecnico-scientifiche in Antartide.

Al CNR è stata affidata la responsabilità di predisporre i PEA e di controllare le rendicontazioni dei Progetti di Ricerca (PdR), afferenti ad ogni diverso Programma, secondo quanto disposto dal Decreto Dipartimentale (D.D.) del MIUR del 16 giugno 2011 (prot. 358/ric).

Questo report descrive come si è operato all’interno del Dipartimento Scienze del Sistema Terra e Tecnologie per l’Ambiente (DTA) per informatizzare l’intero processo di rendicontazione.