Rende branch office

c / o UNICAL Multifunctional

Head of office: Francesca Sprovieri

CONTACTS secondary office of RENDE

Tel: +39.0984 493213 - 493214

Fax: + 39.0984 493215


c / o UNICAL Multifunctional, Rende (CS)

Area contact person: Maria Adamo

It carries out research and technological development activities in the field of air pollution on a regional and global scale and has a leadership role in the context of international, European and national projects and programs.

It works in partnership with major institutes and universities in Europe, Australia, the East, North and South America.

Coordinates: in the current HORIZON 2020 Framework Program, the ERAPLANET program and the iGOSP project; the GMOS program and the GOS4M Flagship; the National Mercury Reference Center.

Participate in MercOx, SI-Hg, I-seed, E-SHAPE projects; to the UNEP F&T Partnership; to the activity of the GEO.

He has prepared: for the European Commission, the European Directive on Mercury; for the UNEP, for many years, technical reports on the Global Mercury Assessment.

It carries out technical-scientific support activities for European and international organizations on behalf of the MATTM, collaborating in the drafting of laws and regulations.

He developed ECHMERIT, a global model of the chemistry of mercury in the atmosphere.

The Research Group of the Institute within the Interuniversity Department of Physics, University of Bari “Aldo Moro” also belongs to the Rende site.

The scientific activity of the IIA Research Group with workplace in Bari is part of the thematic area of Earth observation (OT) of the Institute and therefore within a wider community such as that constituted by Group on Earth Observations Committee on Earth Observation Satellite (GEO).

GEO aims to provide useful tools for monitoring the conservation, restoration and sustainable management of ecosystems through Earth observation data. The tools include indices and variables essential for the monitoring of Biodiversity (EBVs) and Ecosystems (EEVs), which allow to pass from Earth Observation data (EO) to knowledge through value-added services.

This is in order to contribute: 1) to the Convention on Biodiversity, signed in 1992 during the United Nations conference on the environment and development (the "Earth Summit" in Rio); 2) the United Nations 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development; 3) the Paris climate agreements); 4) the Sendai agreement to reduce the risk of disasters.

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