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IMAA has been proved to be capable of designing and creating important Research Infrastructures, some of these of international level. The economic value of the IMAA’s scientific equipment is now estimated at more than 12 MEuro. The main instrumental facilities operating at the IMAA laboratories are:

  • The CIAO-CNR-IMAA Atmospheric Observatory which is one of the 12 worldwide sites within the GRUAN network for the study of the high atmosphere and node of the IR-ACTRIS included in the ESFRI roadmap;
  • A system for receiving, processing and storing satellite images (NOAA, MSG, EOS-AQUA, EOS-TERRA), which is capable of providing near real time geospatial information for environmental and geo-hazard monitoring.
  • The Hydrogeosite Experimental test site at the Marsico Nuovo Lab, which is the first full-scale laboratory in Italy for the investigation of hydrogeophysical processes and a geophysical multiparametric network in High Agri valley;
  • Instrumental facilities for in-situ and lab measurements consisting of a Lidar system, a system for interferometric and radiometric measurements, a system for non-invasive chemical-physical and geophysical measurements, an integrated system for geochemical and mineralogical measurements and hyperspectral sensors for airborne platforms.

IMAA is the coordinator of ACTRIS “Aerosols, Clouds, and Trace Gases Research Infrastructure Network” project, funded within the FP7 framework and Horizon 2020. On December 2016, ACTRIS has been adopted on the ESFRI (European Strategy Forum on Research Infrastructures) roadmap for Research Infrastructures. With the ESFRI status, ACTRIS will initiate the implementation of the European-wide ACTRIS operations and establishment of the organizational framework to provide services for the ACTRIS users.

This Research Infrastructures system really plays as an attractor to both Italian and foreign researchers and contributes to enhance the CNR participation in international programs. Besides this, it has a high application impact also in providing support to the end-users.


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