International scientific contracts of collaboration:

2010-2015: responsible for 9 international scientific contracts of collaboration between the Institute of Terrestrial Magnetism, Ionosphere and Radiowave Propagation of Moscow (Russia) and INGV (7 contracts), between the Radio Wave Propagation Center of the Science and Technology Park of Olsztyn (Poland) (1 contract), and between the Space Research Centre of Warsaw (Poland) and INGV (1 contract), for installing the “Autoscala” algorithm, whose I am one of the inventors, on the corresponding ionosondes.

 

Participation to relevant national and international projects:

2016-2017: ESA-IBISCO (Ionospheric environment characterization for Biomass Calibration over South East Asia) funded in the framework Alcantara aimed to the study of the ionospheric morphology at low latitudes in the South East Asian sector as a support to the satellite mission BIOMASS.

 

2016-2017: ESA-IRIS (Ionospheric Research for Biomass in South America) funded in the framework Alcantara aimed to the study of the ionospheric morphology at low latitudes in the South America sector as a support to the satellite mission BIOMASS.

 

2014-2016: MISW (Mitigation of space weather threats to GNSS services - FP7-SPACE-2013-1) will tackle the research challenges associated with GNSS (Global Navigation Satellite System) and Space Weather to bring practical solutions right into the forefront of European Industry.

 

2014-2015: ESA-ERICA (EquatoRial Ionosphere Characterization in Asia) aimed to characterize the variability of the equatorial ionospheric anomaly in the South East Asian sector, specifically the plasma variability at the anomaly crests and at the dip equator.

 

2011-2016: ESPAS (near-Earth SPAce data infrastructure for e-Science, FP7-INFRASTRUCTURES-2011/2012), aimed to the implementation of an e-Infrastructure necessary to support the access to observations, the modeling and prediction of the Near-Earth Space environment.

 

2012-2014: CIFS project (Cyprus Ionospheric Forecasting Service), aimed to the implementation of a High Frequency (HF) operational service for real-time specification (now-casting) and short-term forecasting of the state of the ionosphere over the eastern Mediterranean region.

 

2008-2011: LOTHAR project (Lpi Over The Horizon Adaptive Radar), funded by the Italian Defense Ministry, aimed to a feasibility study of a HF radar for watching the Mediterranean.

 

2004-2006: DIAS project (european DIgital upper Atmosphere Server, http://www.iono.noa.gr/DIAS/), funded by the European Community, aimed to the development of an ionospheric monitoring of the European area.

 

2005-2006: GIFINT project (Geomagnetic Indices Forecasting Ionospheric Nowcasting Tool; http://www.esa-spaceweather.net/sda/gifint/), a pilot project funded by the European Space Agency, aimed to the development of an ionospheric monitoring of the Central Mediterranean.

 

2004-2005: CVS project (Center for the study of the Variability of the Sun) funded by the Italian government and based on a scientific collaboration among the Astronomical Observatory of Rome, the University “Tor Vergata” of Rome, and the Istituto Nazionale di Geofisica e Vulcanologia of Rome.