INSPIRE Knowledge Base


Mission and Objectives: 
AMRA is a project aiming at creating a permanent structure of research and development of innovative methods applied to environmental problems. The main objectives of the Center can be shortly summarized as follows: to create a synergy between the high level competences belonging to the various structures operating in Campania in the field of the analysis and the management of the environmental risk; to develop methods to approach the problem of risks in a comprehensive and quantitative way, giving public authorities comparative estimates of different typologies of risk in different areas as a basis for mitigation actions, land use or urban plans; to take part in European and National Programmes; to develop basic training programmes related to the sustainable town planning, the proper construction or renovations of structures, the monitoring of the environmental impact of human activities, with the aim of developing land management capacity in public and private sectors. The final goal of the project is to set up a Company. The incorporation is expected in May/June 2005
Formal Mandate: 
Regional Government
The Center is a project funded by the Campania Region through the provision 3.16 of the Regional Operating Programme as provided for by the” Plan for the innovation development in the Campania Region”
Research projects supported by regional, National, European and International funds; workshops; Technological transfer (starting up preliminary contacts with industries of the sector, establishing connections with the enterprises, defining the transfer operating modes, assisting the industries in technological innovations, facilitating the access to laboratories and to information exchanges, spin-off of industries, promoting and developing the training aimed at introducing qualified intellectual resources of the environmental sector on the job market).
University of Naples Federico II; Second University of Naples; University of Salerno; University of Sannio ; University of Naples-Parthenope; National Research Council; ENEA; National Institute of physic of Matter; National institute of Geophysics and Vulcanology; National Institute of Applied Optics; Zoological Station Anton Dhorn , Scientific and Technological Park of Salerno and Campania Inner Areas, Consortium Technapoli
Campania Region (Italy) is highly exposed to natural risks. The main activities to be carried out in the near future are: “to improve prediction and integrated hazards- vulnerability - and risks assessments for disasters related to geological hazards (such as earthquakes, volcanoes, tsunamis) and climate (such as storms and floods); to develop early warning systems and improve prevention and mitigation strategies” (Proposal for the seventh framework programme of the European Community for research, technological development and demonstration activities 2007 to 2013)

Which role(s) do you foresee for the SDIC in INSPIRE development

  • participate in the review process
  • yes
  • implement pilot projects to test/revise/develop the draft Implementing Rules
  • yes
  • collect and describe user requirements related to Environmental policies
  • yes
  • contribute to awareness raising and training
  • yes
  • be kept informed
  • yes
    Geographic Domain
    Societal Sector
    Research, education, technological transfer,
    Specific Expertise
    Previous Experience relevant for INSPIRE development
    Current projects in: Early Warning Systems; Innovative technologies for the monitoring and the management of environmental risks caused by anthropic activities; Seismic effects on infrastructures situated in the Appennino of Campania and Lucania Regions; Innovative technologies to monitor the volcanic risk; Interventions in coastal areas with high anthropic impact: the critic area of Gulf of Naples; New technologies of aerial and satellite remote sensing for applications concerning the environmental risk monitoring; New sensors for the characterization of environmental parameters; Analytical and numerical modeling of problems concerning environmental risk; Incubation, communication and analysis of territorial changes, with particular attention to thre eastern area of Naples; Development of Geographic Information System and web-oriented applications for environmental data sharing
    Environmental application domains
    Man-made Hazard Management, Earthquake & volcano Prevention and Management, Forest Fire Prevention and Management, Floods & extreme weather Prevention and Management, Landslide Prevention and Management, Tsunami Prevention and Management, Soil erosion Prevention and Management, Coastal erosion Prevention and Management, Monitoring Coastal areas, Territorial Policies, Analytical and Numerical Models, Remote Sensing
    Primary Business
    Consulting / Technical services, Surveying, Mapping, Photogrammetry, Remote Sensing, Architecture Design, Engineering / Construction, Environmental Management; Territorial planning