CO.RI.S.T.A. participates in the OT4CLIMA project
Development of innovative Earth Observation technologies for the study of climate change and its impacts on the environment and territory
The general objective of the OT4CLIMAproject is to develop new measurement instruments and new Earth Observation methodologies to provide products / applications / services aimed at improving the mitigation capabilities of the effects of Climate Change (CC) on the regional and sub-scale regional.
The project stems from the awareness that the impacts of current CCs on the environment and the territory need to be better understood, modeled and observed, even on the local and regional scale in order to implement appropriate and effective mitigation strategies. It tries to respond to some of the challenges still open, identified by the main international initiatives (eg CEOS WG Climate, GCOS) as Recommendations and Actions for the coming years, such as, for example, the use of new observation technologies, the observation of additional climatic parameters as well as the development of new analysis techniques (see GCOS 2016 Implementation Plan).
CO.RI.S.T.A. sponsor of SPACE APPS CHALLENGE 2019 - NAPLES
#SpaceApps is the largest hackathon in the world promoted by NASA in over 180 cities around the world, and sees our city host it for the fifth consecutive year.
The event will be held on 19 and 20 October at the San Giovanni a Teduccio pole of the Federico II University, Naples. Here, young high school and university students from our region will meet with the aim of producing innovative ideas and solutions on key issues ranging from climatology to space exploration, from robotics to mining on asteroids, based on an approach of collaborative and open-source problem solving. A jury will evaluate the works proposed by the various groups and the top three, in addition to cash prizes, will be able to participate in the national selection that will bring the winners to the States.
This year the theme of Space Apps 2019 is "Exploring Near and Far" in the following 5 categories:
- Earth's Oceans
- Our Moon
- Planets Near And Far
- To The Stars
- Living In Our World
CO.RI.S.T.A. participates in the program FOLDOUT (Through-foliage detection, including in the outermost regions of the EU) funded in the framework of Horizon 2020; Proponent: AIT (Austrian Institute of Technology).
The main goal of FOLDOUT is to develop, test and demonstrate a system and solution to detect and locate people and vehicles operating under the coverage of trees and other foliage over large areas in the inner and outermost regions of the EU.
FOLDOUT will build a system that combines various sensors and technologies and intelligently fuses these into an effective and robust intelligent detection platform. Fusing several sensor signals increases the effectiveness of detection.
FOLDOUT will make the tasks of Border Guards simpler and faster by combining events from various sensors to give a complete situation threat assessment combined with suggested reaction scenarios. By considering all existing sensor technologies FOLDOUT can be adapted to fulfill the requirements of various scenarios in harsh environments.
A two year pilot in Bulgaria and demonstrators in Greece, Finland and French Guiana FOLDOUT will provide fundamental enhancements in the domain of border surveillance and improved search & rescue scenarios.
For further information, please contact:
Maria Rosaria Santovito