Con una seconda edizione interamente digitale, torna l’11 e 12 dicembre l’appuntamento internazionale con l’Expo-Forum Europeo sulla New Space Economy (NSE, https://www.nseexpoforum.com/). L’Istituto Nazionale di Geofisica e Vulcanologia (INGV), contribuirà all’evento per stimolare nuove collaborazioni ed evidenziare le già esistenti possibilità nel contesto della “New Space Economy”
La partecipazione dell’INGV alla NSE sarà coordinata dal nuovo Centro di Osservazioni Spaziali della Terra dell’Istituto (COS-INGV), nato con l’obiettivo di raccordare e pianificare le attività dell’Ente nel settore dello Spazio e dell’Aerospazio, nonché di favorire la partecipazione dei ricercatori alla generazione di servizi e prodotti per la società e per gli Enti esterni.
The international appointment with the European Expo-Forum on the New Space Economy (NSE, https://www.nseexpoforum.com/) is back on 11 and 12 December by a virtual event. The National Institute of Geophysics and Volcanology (INGV), is contributing to the event to stimulate new collaborations and to highlight the already existing opportunities in the framework of the New Space Economy.
The participation of INGV at NSE is coordinated by the Institute's new Earth Space Observation Center ("Centro di Osservazioni Spaziali della Terra, COS), created with the aim to plan the activities of the Institute in the Space and Aerospace, as well as to encourage the participation of researchers in the generation of services and products for society and external institutions.
GNSS data is extensively exploited by INGV scientists to monitor a variety of geophysical parameters to learn, for instance, about geodesy and physics of the lower and upper atmosphere. The advent of Galileo provides additional capability in terms of spatial coverage and spectrum extension.
INGV exploits Copernicus satellite data for a number of applications, such as coseismic dislocation and earthquake source characterisation, volcanic plumes and magma sources, wildfire effects, gravitational displacement and subsidence hazards in urban areas, etc.
Most services based on space data need to be integrated or validated with ground observations. INGV develops and maintains regional scale monitoring networks over Italy and at Mediterranean and global scale, able to provide real time streams of various geophysical parameters and observations.
INGV contribution to the hyperspectral space mission ASI-PRISMA for geophysical and environmental applications. INGV works in the development of next generation Earth Observation sensors and for the investigation of the preparatory phase of large earthquakes.
Designing and realizing specific instruments to improve the research quality is a necessary step toward a wider knowledge of phenomena. With this in mind INGV and SpaceEarth developed the AIS - INGV ionosonde, a modern and reliable instrument active in several ionospheric observatories in the world with application to space weather, radio communication and civil protection.
“The presence of the ionosphere poses threats to the availability and reliability of the precise positioning and navigation services. INGV and SpaceEarth Technology have developed a suite of products able to nowcast, forecast and mitigate the ionospheric impact on GNSS services in the maritime shipping, agriculture and aviation market sectors.”