European Location Framework (ELF) Project aims to INSPIRE conference visitors in Aalborg, Denmark

Delegates attending next week’s INSPIRE Conference 2014 can catch up on all the latest news from the European Location Framework (ELF) project.

International Cooperation

Single source of authoritative geoinformation for Europe comes a step closer as ELF project marks first anniversary

The creation of a single source of authoritative geoinformation has moved a step closer as the European Location Framework project marks its first anniversary.

Web Applications

GeoNode Code Sprint at WFP HQ in Rome

GeoNode core developers and administrators met at the World Food Programme Headquarters in Rome, Italy, from April 15th to 17th for a 3 days Code Sprint.


ITHACA @ the 1st End-User workshop of the RECONASS project

ITHACA has been invited to join the End-User group of the EU co-funded RECONASS FP7 project, as an organization involved in emergency mapping activities.

ITHACA @ the 4th International Workshop of the Global Flood Working Group

From 4 to 6 March 2014, ITHACA will take part to the 4th International Workshop of the Global Flood Working Group, hosted by the European Centre for Medium-Range Weather Forecasts, Reading, UK.

International Cooperation

GIS training in Yangon

In the framework of the EuropeAid funded project aimed at building local capacities on soil waste management in Myanmar, ITHACA organized and held a training course on GIS.

International Cooperation

AREAS+ First Call for Applications is open!

The AREAS+ project is coordinated by the Politecnico di Torino and financed by the European Union in the framework of the Erasmus Mundus Action 2 programme.

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.