• Agreement between ISPRA and Città Metropolitana di Roma Capitale (CMRC) focused on activities aimed at implementing guidelines to identify the cause of a contamination event (cfr. D.Lgd 152/2006, art. 244, comma 2 and 245 comma 2).

    The project aims at drafting guidelines that support CMRC (Città Metropolitana di Roma Capitale) in the identification of a responsible for contamination. Starting from some study cases within the Roma provincial territory, some macro-categories have been defined; sorted by site’s typology (i.e. waste management plants, gas stations, oil pipeline break-ins, illegal waste releese, etc.) or by contamination type (i.e. diffuse pollution, background values, historical contamination, etc.).  Guidelines are under implementation based on the results of technical investigations.
    At the same time, a collaboration with ARTA Abruzzo has started within this project, aiming at testing a simple, fast and low-cost screening method, namely Phytoscreening, that is to detect COV and chlorates contamination in tree trunks to b related with contamination in soils and groundwater. 

  • Dissemination and protection of surface faulting evidence associated to the 2016 earthquakes along the Monte Vettore - Monte Bove fault

    ISPRA and Monti Sibillini National Park have realized an itinerary focused on the most evident surface faulting effects induced by the 2016 main shocks (24 Aug. and 30 Oct.) along the Monte Vettore - Monte Bove fault. Twelve panels have been installed on the most significant and accessible sites integrated with some divulgative videos. Specific measures to protect surface faulting effects from erosion have been realized on some selected sites. This action aims to increase the awareness of natural risks affecting the Park’s territory and, at the same time, to preserve the memory of such event. 


  • Regione Basilicata-ISPRA-ARPA Basilicata Agreement

    The object of the agreement is the promotion of initiatives aimed at identifying the development and coordination of activities of common interest, preparatory and functional to the objectives of monitoring and safeguarding the environment and of a sustainable use of natural resources.
    The technical support of ISPRA to Regione Basilicata and ARPA Basilicata ensures adequate quality levels and scientific rigour on selected work packages.
    Within the framework of the Agreement, the ISPRA unit that deals with contaminated sites (Area per la caratterizzazione e la protezione dei suoli e per i siti contaminati) provides skills for determining natural background values in groundwaters, for studying the quality of soil and groundwater at some large industrial sites, and for defining the activities to carry out in order to make safe and remediate the two sites of national interest "Val Basento" and "Tito".
    The technical-scientific support is complemented by theoretical and field training activities, carried out by ISPRA in collaboration with ARPA Basilicata.

  • Ground Motion Advisory Board (GMAB) for the Copernicus European Ground Motion Service (EGMS)

    The European Environmental Agency (EEA) is in charge of the implementation of the European Ground Motion Service (EGMS) which aims to provide consistent, regular, standardised, harmonised and reliable information regarding ground motion phenomena over Europe, with millimetre accuracy. The ground motion will be derived from time series analyses of Copernicus Sentinel-1 data using PS and DS radar interferometry approach. This will be complementary to GNSS and other in situ observations. 
    ISPRA is a member of the Ground Motion Advisory Board (GMAB) coordinated by the Centre Tecnològic de Telecomunicacions de Catalunya and composed by institutions from Denmark, Italy, Poland, United Kingdom, Austria, Netherlands, Norway, France and Germany. In this role, ISPRA contributes by reviewing key documents (e.g. validation reports, product specifications, product user manuals, etc.) and making recommendations to the EEA regarding the implementation of the EGMS, the product’s status and the functioning and update of the operational production lines.

  • EuroGEOSS Showcases: Applications Powered by Europe (e-SHAPE)

    ISPRA, through the Department for the Geological Survey of Italy, is involved, as Linked Third Party of EuroGeoSurveys (EGS), in the Horizon 2020 project “EuroGEOSS Showcases: Applications Powered by Europe (e-SHAPE)”. The e-SHAPE  project is driven by the need to develop operational Earth Observation (EO) services with and for the users and to demonstrate their benefits for the society. ISPRA participates to the pilot “Assessing Geohazard Vulnerability of Cities and Critical Infrastructures” together with other ten European Geological Surveys. In particular, ISPRA will develop a case study in the town of Como (northern Italy), demostrating the effectiveness of the use of EO data in the assessment of the vulnerability of urban areas and critical infrastructure to the subsidence phenomena. Sentinel-1 data and geothematic and in-situ information will be used in order to define the areas affected by subsidence and the urban vulnerable areas.


  • Agreement with INGV for the redefinition of the Attention Zones of Active and Capable Faults (FAC) that emerged from the seismic microzonation studies

    The Government's Extraordinary Commissioner for the reconstruction in the territories affected by the 2016-2017 seismic events in Central Italy has signed an Agreement with INGV for the redefinition of the Attention Zones of Active and Capable Faults (FAC) that emerged from the seismic microzonation studies. Subsequently, on 10/12/2020, INGV signed a Scientific Collaboration Agreement with ISPRA for the study of surface faulting hazard in the municipalities of Rieti and Cittaducale (RI). In particular, this Agreement provides for geological, geomorphological and morphotectonic surveys, geophysical surveys (ERT and GPR) and ground excavations, useful for redefining the trace of each FAC mapped between the urban centers of Rieti and Santa Rufina (RI). Any consequent re-measurement of the related Attention Zones would entail the remodeling of the urban planning constraints connected to them.