Istituto Nazionale di Oceanografia e di Geofisica Sperimentale, Italy
Service Provider DescriptionThe Istituto Nazionale di Oceanografia e di Geofisica Sperimentale - OGS
(formerly Osservatorio Geofisico Sperimentale di Trieste) is a research
institute financed by the Italian Ministry of Universities and Research. Its
function is research in geology, geophysics and oceanography. More specific
tasks are: crustal studies; the search for oil, gas and minerals; earthquake
seismology; environmental geophysics; hydrogeology; hydrodynamics and ecology
of the seas and oceans.
These activities are carried out by the four Departments of Geophysics of the
Lithosphere, Oceanography, Seismology and Development of Marine Technology and
Research which employ 56 researchers, 19 senior technicians and 63 technicians.
Although established in 1949, the origin of OGS can be dated back to 1841, when
the Osservatorio Meteorologico was founded at Trieste. The institution
publishes the results of its studies, exploration, and investigations, and
preserves for study and reference the geophysical data collected by the R/V
OGS-Explora during the seven Antarctic campaigns since 1988, together with the
historical archives of the Trieste seismographic station.
OGS is concerned with transferring the results of its research activities to
industry, and it is open to cooperation with scientists from academic and
research institutions, as well as to partnership with industrial research
Additional information can be found at http://www.ogs.trieste.it/