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OGS is a public research institute of the Italian Ministry of Education, University and Research (Ministero dell’Istruzione, dell’Università e della Ricerca, or MIUR). It is an internationally oriented institution, developing its own mission in Italy, in Europe and internationally, prioritizing basic and applied research fields of Oceanography, Marine sciences, Geology, Geophysics, Seismology and aiming at preventing geological, environmental and climate-related risks.

Member Projects

• CO2MONITOR project: Implementation of innovative techniques for the monitoring of CO2 storage sites;
• MedGES project: Integrated study of the influence of physical processes and anthropogenic factors on the state of coastal and deep ecosystems in the central Mediterranean;
• Participation of OGS in the “Flagship” Project RITMARE
• EnergyCity project: One of the major challenges faced by European countries today is the reduction of CO2 emissions that contribute to climate change, and one of the key areas where improvements could be made easily and at low cost is the energy efficiency of buildings;
• CO2GeoNet project: A unique European Research Laboratory
on CO2 geological storage
formed by a network 
of public scientific institutes
durably engaged in
mitigating climate change

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