CNR - DTA
UOS - POLARNET
Area della Ricerca di Roma Tor Vergata
Via del Fosso del Cavaliere, 100 - 00133 Rome - ITALY
Phone:+39-06-49934485/4568 - Fax:+39-06-45488073
The Director of the Department of Earth (DTA) and Environment has established, on November 6, 2006, the Operative Support Unit POLARNET with the aims to promote, coordinate and manage all activities of the CNR within the PNRA (Italian National Research Program in Antarctica) and other research activities carried out in the Arctic. The UOS POLARNET is based in the research area of “Tor Vergata”, in the very same offices already used by the “Technical Structure of Polar Service” of the CNR Institute of Atmospheric Pollution. In 2009 Polarnet coordinated the activities related to the construction and testing of the “Amundsen-Nobile Climate Change Tower – CCT” and the necessary actions to update and make the Arctic Station “Dirigibile Italia” operative, as to provide logistic support to the scientific personnel involved in the 2010 Research Campaign. Besides, Polarnet provided support to the DTA in the organization of the Italo-Norwegian Commission event (January 27-28, 2010) and the conference “The Future of Research in the Arctic Regions” (March 26, 2010).