National Institute of Geophysics and Volcanology (INGV)

INGV is an independent organization working under the supervision of the Italian Ministry of Education, University and Research (MIUR). INGV is divided into administrative divisions and specific branches.

The National Group of Operational Oceanography belongs to the Branch of Bologna and provides the coordination at the national level with eight national institutions (ARPA-EMR, CNR, ENEA, OGS, USAM, IIM, CONISMA, ISPRA). The group mainly deals with Mediterranean nowcasting/forecasting activities ranging from real time data analysis to assimilation techniques development and forecast assessment.