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Institute for Earth Observation

Institute for Earth Observation

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Glacier melt, storm damage and droughts have become emblematic of climate change. Mountain environments and societies are particularly vulnerable to these changes. At the Institute for Earth Observation we monitor the environmental dynamics of the Earth's surface in mountainous areas with the goal of understanding these changes and developing recommendations for risk management.

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Our researcher is measuring snow depth on the field in Schnalstal Valley (BZ), using a snow probe © Eurac Research - Peter James Zellner/Riccardo Barella
Our researchers are discussing the current snow cover situation in South Tyrol / Alps based on satellite pictures© Eurac Research - Ivo Corrà
Our researcher is taking ground measurements in Matschertal Valley (BZ) to validate the indices derived from the satellite data.© Eurac Research - Mattia Rossi
Our researchers during a field visit of an eroded channel in the Alai Mountains as part of a study on climate risks in Tajikistan. © Eurac Research

Facts
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35
Staff members
15 with a PhD degree
33
Ongoing projects
19 with international partners
3
Assignments (services and consultancies)
3 of them with international agencies
30
Journal publications
32
Presentations at scientific conferences

Data Activity Report 2020/2021

Research Groups

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Earth Observation for Environmental Monitoring

Integrated monitoring of land surfaces for mountain environments and its dynamics

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Climate and Disaster Risk

Transdisciplinary assessment and management of risk from natural hazards and climate impacts

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Advanced Computing for Earth Observation

Research and implementation of innovative solutions for simple EO data access and processing.

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News & Events

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Projects

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Project

TRANSALP

Transboundary Storm Risk and Impact Assessment in Alpine regions

Duration: December 2020 - December 2022Funding:
Other EU Funding (EU funding / Project)

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Institute's Projects

MAGAZINE Science that inspires

news

Dati satellitari per sviluppare polizze sperimentali

Al via un progetto per tutelare gli agricoltori dai danni causati dalla siccità

interview

“Nel 2100 la neve a 2000 m come oggi a 1000-1500 m”

E non è l’unica cosa che sta cambiando per la neve. Lo racconta Michael Matiu, matematico e ciaspolatore.

Contact

Marc Zebisch

Head of Institute

Claudia Notarnicola

Vice Head of Institute

Institute for Earth Observation

Viale Druso 1 39100 Bolzano Italy

T 333 550 1740 93+

ude.carue@noitavresbo.htrae

ude.carue.cep@noitavresbo.htrae (PEC)

Institute
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Eurac Research is a private research center based in Bolzano (South Tyrol) with researchers from a wide variety of scientific fields who come from all over the globe. Together, through scientific knowledge and research, they share the goal of shaping the future.

What we do

Our research addresses the greatest challenges facing us in the future: people need health, energy, well-functioning political and social systems and an intact environment. These are complex questions, and we are seeking the answers in the interaction between many different disciplines. In so doing, our research work embraces three major themes: regions fit for living in, diversity as a life-enhancing feature, a healthy society.

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