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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:
As Chair of the ISPRS WGVIII/1, Prof. Piero Boccardo joins the International Academy of Astronautics (IAA) Study Group "International Aerospace System for Monitoring of Global Geophysical Phenomena and Forecasting of Natural and Man-Caused Disasters". Boccardo along with Sisi Zlatanova, Chair of the ISPRS WGIV/8, increase the ISPRS Representation in the Study Group in the hope, according to ISPRS President Orhan Altan, these actions will help to coordinate ISPRS activities in very important areas and achieve better results for the Mankind.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
ITHACA and the Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory (LDEO) of the Earth Institute at Columbia University set a Memorandum of Understanding for co-operation.