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While geomatics technologies are capable of supporting management and recovery in the aftermath of both manmade and natural disasters, disaster management also poses big challenges in all areas of the geo-information cycle.
The International Academy of Astronautics (of which prof. Piero Boccardo is a member) has produced a document about the International Aerospace System for Monitoring of Global Geophysical Phenomena and Forecasting of Natural and Man-Caused Disasters, to submit to the United Nations.
A Memorandum of Understanding was signed between ITHACA and the European Community, Institute for the Protection and Security of the Citizien of the Joint Research Center, in the aim of establishing the basis for future collaboration in the field of:
A Memorandum of Understanding was signed between ITHACA and Dartmouth Flood Observatory, Department of Geography, to conduct research in the following areas:
A Memorandum of Understanding was signed between ITHACA and BLOM CGR (the Italian subsidiary of the BLOM GROUP) to set a basic framework for future research that will regard the definition and implementation of new products and services based on aerial data acquisition; the implementation of geo web services, with the aim to build synergies in the geomatic field.
Today a formal collaboration agreement will be signed between Ithaca and Vodafone. Vodafone, one of the leading worldwide company in the field of mobile communication will sign a contract with Ithaca for the testing of a map database devoted to telecomm planning.