Early Warning Systems

ITHACA webinar for NASA on Extreme Rainfall Detection System

On Tuesday November 26 ITHACA will be presenting its Extreme Rainfall Detection System (ERDS) in a webinar organized in the framework of the NASA Applied Remote Sensing Education and Training project. Please find more information on NASA website.

Rapid Mapping

Typhoon Haiyan: less than 6 hours after it struck the Philippines, the Copernicus Emergency Team was in action

International NGOs and the UN will bring aid in the field using disaster maps issued by the the European Commission's Copernicus Emergency Management Service soon after Typhoon Haiyan violently struck the Philippines on the 8th of November. The first damage assessment maps show the most affected areas of Tacloban City.

International Cooperation

AREAS+ kick-off meeting in Kuala Lumpur

The AREAS+ project, coordinated by the Politecnico di Torino, has kicked-off last week in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, where all the partners gathered together for its launch.


Joint International Workshop of ISPRS WG VIII/1 and WG IV/4 on "Geospatial Data for Disaster and Risk Reduction"

A Joint International Workshop of ISPRS WG VIII/1 and WG IV/4 on 'Geospatial Data for Disaster and Risk Reduction' is scheduled to be organised at Hyderabad during November 21-22, 2013.


ITHACA @ ECAM 2013 in Reading, UK

The city of Reading (United Kingdom) will host the 13th EMS Annual Meeting & 11th European Conference on Applications of Meteorology (ECAM) from 9 to 13 September 2013. ITHACA will present a poster: “Automated extreme rainfall monitoring and forecasting: towards an effective alert dissemination for humanitarian practitioners”. The poster is available for download (2.3 MB).


VALID Booklet Launch

On 3 September 2013, ICSU-GeoUnions, JBGIS and UNOOSA/UN-SPIDER presented a new report which shows the economic, humanitarian and organizational benefits of applying Geoinformation to disaster management.


ITHACA @ the 7th workshop on "Remote sensing for territorial management and monitoring" (June 13-14)

On June 13 and 14 ITHACA will be one of the speakers at the 7th workshop on "Remote sensing for territorial management and monitoring", held in San Martino in Pensilis (Campobasso).

International Cooperation

Signed Memorandum of Understanding between ITHACA and the Meteorological Service of Catalonia

On May 16th ITHACA and the Meteorological Service of Catalonia (SMC) signed a Memorandum of Understanding to provide a collaboration within which both èarties may develop common activities aimed at sharing knowledge and innovative methodologies in the use of geoinformation for disaster risk management combined with numerical weather prediction (NWP) and hydrodynamic capabilities.


ITHACA opens to the public during the Science Weeks in Torino (May 14 and 21)

The event lies within the Science Weeks initiative, organized by Centro Scienza, with the aim to foster and nourish people's interest in science. In the months of May and June, Torino will host events and projects which will encourage the great public to discover more about scientific research and its effects on everyday life.


ITHACA to host the IWG-SEM Meeting

ITHACA will host the 4th International Working Group on Satellite based Emergency Mapping (IWG-SEM) Meeting from April 22nd to April 23rd.


ITHACA @ the 3rd International Workshop on Global Flood Monitoring and Modelling

From 4 to 6 March 2013, the Third International Workshop on Global Flood Monitoring and Modelling will take place in Washington, USA, hosted by the University of Maryland to discuss the state of the art in this new and multi-disciplinary field.

International Cooperation

ITHACA in Myanmar

EuropeAid finances a 3-year grant for the project «Environmental protection and sustainable development: building local capacities on solid waste management in Myanmar». ITHACA will be collaborating in a EU-cofunded project led by the City of Torino, in partnership with the City of Yangon and CESVI Onlus. The project is expected to build up local authorities technical and institutional capacities in the field of solid waste management, through the creation of an updated geographic information system and contributing to the community awareness on best practices. Visit also: Città di Torino AMIAT CESVI Onlus


ITHACA exhibits at PROTEC ITALIA - Torino, 29 Nov-2 Dec 2012

From 29 November to 2 December 2012 ITHACA will be present at PROTEC ITALIA within Politecnico di Torino exhibiting space.

International Cooperation

First International InaSAFE Code Sprint in Pavia, Italy

Fifteen GIS analysts and risk modeling experts from six institutions flew into Pavia, Italy this weekend for the first international InaSafe code sprint sponsored by the Global Quake Model (GEM) Foundation! Participants of this week-long sprint include Indonesia, Nigeria, Australia, Italy and the United States.

Rapid Mapping

The first six months of activity of the GMES Emergency Management Service - Mapping

In the first six months of operations of the EMS-Mapping, nearly 20 activations, almost one per week, were handled and related maps were produced in rush mode by the contracted service provider, a group of European industries led by the Italian company e-GEOS executing the service coordination and mapping production tasks.


Discover ITHACA at Torino Researchers' Night 28 September 2012

The Researchers' Night is an event bringing together the public at large and researchers. It occurs annually on the fourth Friday of September all over Europe. This year’s edition will take place in 320 European cities in 32 countries. Its main objective is to reveal scientists and science in a relaxed and friendly atmosphere.

International Cooperation

ITHACA provides technical support and training to the World Bank and the Government of Malawi

In the framework of the partnership between the World Bank and the Government of Malawi for flood risk reduction in the Shire River Basin, ITHACA has been appointed technical consultant for the development and implementation of a web-based data sharing tool based on GeoNode (http://geonode.org/), the free and open-source software which is being used in a number of other OpenDRI projects in the region and around the world.

International Cooperation

ITHACA is mapping service provider for EU emergency management

ITHACA, in consortium with the leading Italian e-Geos, the German GAF and the French SIRS, is in charge of the provision of mapping products to be delivered to the authorized users active in the field of crisis management in the EU Member States, in addition to the European Civil Protection Mechanism, the Commission's Directorates-General (DGs) and the participating executive agencies and international humanitarian aid.


Gi4DM 2012: Call for Papers

The 8th International Conference on Geo-information for Disaster Management (Gi4DM) will be held on 13-16 2012 in Enschede, the Netherlands.

International Cooperation

The Sahel Food Crisis Platform

The Sahel Food Crisis is a platform for sharing data in response to early warnings about increased food insecurity in the Sahel region of West Africa.

International Working Group on satellite based emergency mapping formally established

Some 20 representatives from EU-JRC, USGSGEO, UNOOSA, SERVIR, DLRCSA/Athena Global, SERTIT, ITHACA and Sentinel Asia gathered in Ispra, Italy to formally establish the International Working Group on satellite based emergency mapping (IWG-SEM). This was a follow-up to the first meeting hosted by DLR in Hohenkammer in September 2011.


ITHACA @ 12th UNGIWG Plenary Meeting

ITHACA attended the 12th United Nations Geographic Information Working Group (UNGIWG) Plenary Meeting in Vienna, Austria.

Web Applications

GeoNode Roadmapping Summit and Sprint, February 2012

ITHACA was among the partners who met at Harvard University last 6 and 7 February for the GeoNode summit. The summit gathered many of the major GeoNode partners together with the aim to share a development roadmap and commit resources to it.