Partner admin 27 February 2023



ISPRA, the Geological Survey of Italy, coordinates the entire GeoSciences IR project and leads 7 WPs. The 18 Operating Units of ISPRA participate in all WPs, contributing to the development of products (data, services, and tools), their harmonization with FAIR principles, and the design and validation of the research infrastructure.

National Research Council - CNR

CNR is involved with two institutes (IREA and IGAG) and will handle the implementation of a national Ground Motion Satellite (GMS) service and a Spatial Data Infrastructure (SDI) aimed at monitoring the environment and territory.

National Institute of Oceanography and Applied Geophysics - OGS

OGS contributes to improving knowledge about landslides, including submarine landslides, active and capable faults, and geological risks in coastal and offshore environments, using geodetic, seismological, geological, and geophysical data.

University of Trieste - UniTs

UniTS will study the natural genesis of sinkholes, implement an inventory-based monitoring system for ecosystem integrity and functionality through the analysis of changes such as impermeabilization and agricultural abandonment. Additionally, it will analyze ecosystem functionality using IoT techniques.

University of Bari Aldo Moro - UniBa

UniBa participates with 6 Operating Units in geological and geo-thematic mapping, reflection seismic data, multi-scale mapping, remote sensing, relationships between tectonics and sedimentation, and the collection and integration of geological and remote sensing data.

University of Insubria - UnInsubria

UnInsubria contributes to the project by providing data and testing methodologies related to the hazard of permafrost degradation in mountain areas, landslide mapping, and the impact of co-seismic surface faulting phenomena on the national territory.

University of Napoli Federico II

The University of Naples Federico II is involved in the implementation of the geosites database, harmonization of landslide inventories in Campania and sinkhole inventories in urban areas, identification of active and capable faults, sustainable mining activities, and data organization for land management.

University of Milano Bicocca - UniMiB

UniMiB contributes with 3 Operating Units focused on 3D/4D geological modeling, geomorphological mapping, and the definition of standards and guidelines for landslide monitoring in alpine environments.

University of Palermo - UniPa

UniPa contributes to the project through actions related to four thematic areas identified as priorities: CARG and geothematic maps, landslide phenomena inventory, marine and coastal geology, 3D subsurface geology, active tectonics, and capable faults.

University of Cagliari - UniCa

UniCa is responsible for the weather-hydrological monitoring of the Cagliari metropolitan area, support the completion of a harmonized landslide inventory, and the development of procedures for the standardized representation of hydrogeological risk mitigation measures.

Sapienza University of Roma - UniRoma1

UniRoma1 will develop photomonitoring approaches for assessing the activity status of landslide processes, installing monitoring stations in numerous sites throughout the national territory and experimenting with image processing techniques for understanding the evolution of various phenomena, including rockfalls, soil flows, landslides, and debris flows.

Politecnico di Torino - PoliTo

PoliTo contributes to the creation of information systems for the management of national geological resources towards sustainable sourcing of critical raw materials. It will also strengthen the ability to respond to environmental emergencies through the implementation of Copernicus Services.

University of Salerno - UniSa

UniSa, based on its scientific and technological expertise, plays a fundamental role in designing and implementing the architecture and tools that characterize the ICT component of the GeoSciences Research Infrastructure.

University of Aquila - UnivAq

The contribution of UnivAq focuses on analyzing recent economic, demographic, and urban transformation dynamics in the Italian territory to develop possible evolutionary scenarios and containment thresholds for land consumption. It will also create a platform to support territorial planning processes.

University of Molise - UniMol

UniMol will implement an inventory-based monitoring system for ecosystem integrity and functionality through the analysis of changes such as impermeabilization and agricultural abandonment. It will also analyze ecosystem functionality through IoT techniques.

University of Tuscia - UniTus

The 2 Operating Units of UniTus will be engaged in the analysis of i) interactions between quarries and mines with groundwater; ii) susceptibility to anthropogenic sinkholes in urban areas. Research activities aim to provide tools for mitigating the impacts of mining activities and sinkholes.