International Cooperation

ITHACA shortlisted by the World Bank

The Association is participating to one of the consortia invited by the World Bank to submit their proposal for the monitoring of project impacts regarding environment, ecology, hydrology, economics and social resettlement within the WB financed project "ODRA RIVER BASIN FLOOD PROTECTION PROJECT" in Poland.

International Cooperation

Piero Boccardo appointed as President of the ASITA Scientific Committee

Piero Boccardo, Director of ITHACA, was appointed as President of the ASITA Scientific Committee. ASITA is the Federation of the Italian Scientific Associations devoted to Geomatics and Environmental applications. More information on the ASITA web site.

Event

ITHACA @ 9th UNGIWG Plenary Meeting in Vienna

From November 4th to 7th ITHACA attended the 9th UNGIWG Plenary Meeting in Vienna, Austria.

International Cooperation

Meeting with the World Bank Group and the Inter-American Development Bank

From the 10th to the 12th of November, ITHACA will take part in the mission to Washington DC - organized in the frame of the Project Tender of Torino Chamber of Commerce - to meet with the World Bank Group (WB) and the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) to investigate possible opportunities in the field of disaster and risk management.

Event

Upcoming events

During this autumn ITHACA will be present in several meetings and congresses.

International Cooperation

Prof. Boccardo, Chairman of ISPRS Disaster and Health Working Group

Prof. Boccardo, Director of ITHACA, was appointed as Chairman of Working Group I, which covers disaster and health, by the President of ISPRS Commission VIII, Haruhisa Shimoda of the Tokai University Research and Information Center.
ISPRS Commission VIII is composed of 8 Working Groups, and each WG has a Working Group Chairman, Woking Group Co-Chairmen, and a Secretary if necessary.
As a chairman, Boccardo will attend both the Kyoto meeting and Melbourne meeting. Also he is expected to organize his working group, and also to organize around 3 oral sessions in Kyoto. Each session is composed of 5 papers.
The final decision of the working group chairmen will be made at the coming ISPRS Council meeting, which will held from 12 October 2008.

Rapid Mapping

Foam on Lake Maggiore

Arpa Piemonte and ITHACA have triggered a cooperation initiative in order to identify the causes of the foam phenomenon that is taking place since last year on the Maggiore Lake.

Rapid Mapping

Hurricane Ike

ITHACA was requested by the International Charter for Space and Major Disaster to process data over Haiti for the assessment of the impact of Hurricane Ike.

Rapid Mapping

ITHACA maps on Reuters AlertNet

ITHACA maps are now available on Reuters AlertNet, the humanitarian news network by Reuters Foundation. Maps are linked using the ITHACA RSS Feed and can be found on the AlertNet Map catalogue section.

International Cooperation

Prof. Boccardo appointed as ISPRS representative to the main UN Agencies

The ISPRS Council has appointed the ITHACA Director, Prof. Piero Boccardo, as ISPRS representative to the main UN Agencies (WFP, UNOOSA, OCHA, FAO and UNHCR) especially in disaster and remote sensing applications.

Rapid Mapping

Romania and Ukraine flood

ITHACA produced the first map concerning the flood event occurred in Romania and Ukraine.

Event

The XXI ISPRS Congress in Beijing

ISPRS is a non-governmental international organization, devoted to the development of international cooperation for the advancement of knowledge, research, development, education and training in the photogrammetry, remote sensing and spatial information sciences, their integration and applications, to contribute to the well-being of humanity and the sustainability of the environment.

International Cooperation

MoU between ITHACA and Columbia University

ITHACA and the Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory (LDEO) of the Earth Institute at Columbia University set a Memorandum of Understanding for co-operation.

Rapid Mapping

ITHACA and Reuters

Thomson Reuters Foundation considers ITHACA as one of the leading organization in providing geomatic information for environmental and humanitarian emergencies. ITHACA‘s maps are added in the AlertNet system (Alerting humanitarians to emergencies).