University of Florence Italy
University of Florence, Department of Earth Sciences
The University of Florence is amongst the most prestigious and well-known higher education institutes in Italy, with a long tradition in pure and applied research. The Department of Earth Sciences was established in 1983 with the union of the Institute of Mineralogy and Geology/Palaeontology. However, the origin of the studies in the field of Earth Sciences in Firenze dates back to the 16th and 17th century with the works of Leonardo da Vinci and Niels Stensen.
National Research Council of Italy
Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche, Istituto di Geoscienze e Georisorse (Institute of Geosciences and Earth Resources)
The Institute of Gosciences and Earth Resources of the CNR was created in 2001. The research fields of the Institute are: to improve the knowledge of the geological processes affecting our system through geodynamic, geochemical, and geophysical studies; to characterize geological materials; to identify natural resources for sustainable development; to predict and mitigate the effects of global changes as well as those connected to risks of geological nature.
Ente Cassa di Risparmio di Firenze
Netherlands Research Centre for Integrated Solid Earth Science
The research centre focuses on accurate quantitative methods for geoprediction in both time and space.
Vrije University Tectonics Laboratory
The Tectonics/Structural Geology Department (TSG) of the Vrije Universiteit is devoted to the quantitative understanding of deformation processes in the Earth from the deep lithosphere to the surface and in their interaction with other phenomena such as climate.
International Lithosphere Program
The International Lithosphere Program (ILP) seeks to elucidate the nature, dynamics, origin and evolution of the lithosphere through international, multidisciplinary geoscience research projects and coordinating committees.
Istituto Nazionale di Geofisica e Vulcanologia
The main mission of INGV is the monitoring of geophysical phenomena in both the solid and fluid components of the Earth. INGV is devoted to 24-hour countrywide seismic surveillance, real-time volcanic monitoring, early warning and forecast activities. State-of-the-art networks of geophysical sensors deliver a continuous flow of observations to the acquisition centers of Rome, Naples and Catania, were the data are analyzed around the clock by specialized personnel. In addition to being analysed for research and civil defence purposes, the data supplied by numerous monitoring networks are regularly distributed to the public institutions concerned, to the scientific community and to the public.
National Institute of Oceanography and Experimental Geophysics
The National Institute of Oceanography and Experimental Geophysics - OGS is a public-sector scientific institution which promotes, co-ordinates and carries out research in the Earth Sciences, with a particular emphasis on the development of new analytical tools and applied technologies in the marine sciences and in seismology, and in the mineral exploration and environmental management fields. ...