___________________ Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche (CNR).IIA-Istituto sull'Inquinamento Atmosferico (Italy)
The National Research Council of Italy (CNR) is a public organization. Its duty is to carry out, promote, spread, transfer and improve research activities in the main sectors of knowledge growth and of its applications for the scientific, technological, economic and social development. CNR participates in the Geoviqua project with the Earth and Space Science Informatics Laboratory (ESSI-Lab) of the Institute of Atmospheric Pollution Research (CNR-IIA) which was established to facilitate the effective and seamless provision of multi-disciplinary Earth & Space resources to Information Society applications. ESSI-Lab research focuses on the application of information science and technologies to manage, harmonize, and share Earth & Space Science resources and develop Spatial Information Infrastructures. A major research activity concerns multi-disciplinary interoperability for System of Systems (SoS) development. These activities are also pursued as member of the OGC (Open Geospatial Consortium), IEEE ICEO, GEO SIF, as well as an affiliated organization to the US UCAR (University Corporation for Atmospheric Research).
Main tasks in Project____________________________________________________
Coordinate R&D in Quality geo-search components.
Key project participants________________________________________________________
Stefano Nativi : is co-chair of the GEO Science & Technology Committee (representing Italy ). He has been co-chair of the GEOSS Interoperability Process Pilot Project (IP3). He is member of the GEOSS SIF (Standards and Interoperability Forum) core Team and Head of the SIF European Team. He was cochair of GEO AIP-2 for Climate Change & Biodiversity. He is member of GEO ADC and of the GEO Best Practices editorial Team. He is in charge of the Multidisciplinary Interoperability WP of the FP7 EuroGEOSS project. He is chair of the ESSI (Earth and Space Science Informatics) division of EGU (European Geosciences Union). He is member of the “Metadata Core Drafting Team” for the Implementing Rules of the INSPIRE initiative. He is the coordinator of the CNR Inter-departmental project GIIDA (Integrated and Interoperable management of CNR environmental data). He teaches “Systems for land management” for the University of Padova (specialization degree in Informatics). He is in charge of the Earth and Space Science Informatics Laboratory of CNR-IIA and coordinator of the CNIT (Italian Interuniversity Consortium for Telecommunications) section for CNR-IIA. He is Co-PI of the OGC GALEON II interoperability experiment. Key role in the project: Coordinate the development of the smart geo-search.
Paolo Mazzetti: is researcher at CNR-IIA. He has ten years experience in design and development of infrastructures and services for geo-spatial data sharing. He teaches “Telematics” at the University of Florence at Prato for the degree in Information Engineering. He is member of the Italian Interuniversity Consortium for Telecommunications (CNIT). He is a member of the Earth Observation Extension Package of ebRIM profile and of the CIM (Cataloguing of ISO Metadata) Extension Package of ebRIM profile of CS-W Standards Working Group Charter, of the OGC. Key role in the project: develop the smart geo-search.
Lorenzo Bigagli (PhD in in Methods and Technologies for Environmental Monitoring in 2008 and M.Sc. degree in Software Engineering). He is a researcher at the National Research Council of Italy, Institute of Atmospheric Pollution Research (CNR-IIA). His research focuses on ICT applications for geographic information management, particularly addressing the gap between the scientific community and the society/decision makers. Since 2003, he has been the author or co-author of more than 140 contributions to international publications and conferences on applications of ICT to Environmental Sciences and the Society. He is involved in the implementation of GEOSS, he is co-editor of the Publish-Subscribe and the Catalogue standard specifications of the Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC), He is involved in the implementation of the Infrastructure for Spatial Information in the European Community (INSPIRE) and was Candidate expert for the Drafting Phase of the directive, in the areas of Data Specifications and Network Services. He has been involved in several EU-funded projects (Ariadne, Pandora, GridCC, Mersea, SeaDataNet, Cyclops, Gigas, G-Mosaic, Egida, EuroGEOSS, Safer, Istimes, EnviroFI, GeoViQua, UncertWeb). He is a member of the EGU. He is responsible for the CNR-IMAA Research Unit of the Italian Inter-University Consor- tium for Telecommunications (CNIT). His teaching activities include seminars, lectures and courses on ICT subjects for the public and the private sector. Key role in the project: Coordinate the development of the smart geo-search.
Fabrizio Papeschi: After studying Computer Science in Florence, he started his work as a technical assistant with CNR IIA (Atmospheric Pollution Research of the National Research Council) joining the team ESSI-Lab (http://www.essi-lab. eu / joomla /). For more than four years with the team, he works in research and development in the broad field of interoperability of geospatial data. In particular, he participated in several international projects under FP7 (Seventh Framework Programme), and also carrying out teaching assignments and participation in international meetings such as EGU (European Geosciences Union). Key role in the project: develop the smart geo-search.