National Institute of Oceanography and Applied Geophysics

Short Name: OGS
Country: Italy


Istituto Nazionale di Oceanografia e di Geofisica Sperimentale is the National Institute of Oceanography and Applied Geophysics (OGS). It is a public research Institute which acts internationally in the fields of Earth and Marine Sciences, Oceanography, Geophysics and Seismology. The Institute aims at safeguarding and enhancing the environmental and natural resources and focuses its efforts on evaluating and preventing geological, environmental and climatic risks, and spreading the scientific culture and knowledge. With its strategic infrastructures of excellence (such as the oceanographic research vessel OGS Explora), OGS makes its own expertise available for research related to environment and climate, biodiversity and ecosystem functionality and to the study of seismicity, hydrodynamic and geodynamic phenomena having an impact on both environment and population.


OGS will be Work Package Leaders of WP6 Training and Education.

OGS are also involved in WP2 Transnational Access.
Access to Research Vessels and related infrastructure: RV OGS Explora [Global/Ocean]

OGS will also undertake activities in WP1 Project Management, WP3 Joint Research Activities, WP4 Call Management and Proposal Evaluation, and WP9 Dissemination and Communication.
Research Activities in WP3 include tasks on: Remote Access to data acquisition systems on vessel; developing a Virtual playground for collaborative scientific research; integrated data management system for Eurofleets +; and participation in further EARS, EVIOR, and related activities.

Modality of access: OGS routinely provides the technical / scientific crew necessary not only for the preparation of the survey (MOB) but also to cover each shift. OGS personnel will provide the field training in order that the participants to be autonomous during the operations.

Relevant Publications

  • Glacigenic and glacimarine sedimentation from shelf to trough settings in the NW Barents Sea. Article in Marine Geology · February 2018 DOI: Massimo Zecchin and Michele Rebesco

  • Sediment properties in submarine mass transport deposits using seismic and rock-physics off NW Barents Sea. Article in Marine Geology · November 2017 DOI: 10.1016/j.margeo.2017.11.013. Gianni Madrussani, Giuliana Rossi, Michele Rebesco, Jaume Llopart.

  • Buried iceberg-keel scouring on the southern Spitsbergenbanken, NW Barents Sea. Article in Marine Geology 382:68-79 · October 2016. Massimo Zecchin, Michele Rebesco, Renata G. Lucchi, Till JJ Hanebuth.

  • Oceanographic processes and morphosedimentary products along the Iberian margins: A new multidisciplinary approach. Article in Marine Geology · December 2015. F. Javier Hernandez-Molina, Anna Wahalin, …Michele Rebesco, … José María Sánchez-González.


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