European Facility For Airborne Research

European Facility For Airborne Research April 18, 2024, 10:15

Aircraft operator

National Institute for Oceanography and Experimental Geophysics
Name National Institute for Oceanography and Experimental Geophysics
Acronym OGS
Country Italy
Contact COREN Franco

Main activities

OGS (formerly Osservatorio Geofisico Sperimentale) is now the National Institute for Oceanography and Applied Geophysics. OGS is a research institute financed by the Italian Ministry of Universities and Research currently employing 130 permanent staff and about 45 fixed-term contractors. Founded in 1958, OGS is active in pure and applied research; acquisition of geophysical data on land and at sea, and the related processing and interpretation, marine and terrestrial environmental research; development of advanced software; geophysical services for oil and gas companies; publishing of geophysical journals. OGS has been involved in several projects for the European Community. A significant share of its activities is funded by national and international industries. OGS performs studies and researches related to:
- location and evaluation of mineral and energy resources, both on land and at sea;
- marine environment, by focusing particularly on its interaction with the atmosphere and the lithosphere;
- seismic, volcanic, mining, geologic, and hydrologic risks (with the aims of prevention, civil protection, and optimisation of land use);
- development of new or improved techniques for geophysical data acquisition, processing, management and interpretation.
OGS has gained a solid base of experience in services to the energy industry, and its recent new organisation as a national institute has given a strong impulse to applied research, while maintaining:
- a powerful organizational ability for large infrastructures, such as seismic crews, regional seismological networks and the R/V OGS-Explora (the only geophysical research vessel owned by an Italian research institute, and able to operate world-wide)and a research aircraft fully equipped for terrain mapping;


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