R & D

GeoExplorer invests in Research and Development (R & D) through various channels ranging from scholarship funding, doctorates and research grants to participation in funded projects of organizations such as the Tuscany Region and the EU. Over the years many objectives have been achieved that have allowed the development of an increasingly qualified staff under the scientific aspect and to direct their activities towards the sectors of greatest interest for universities and public administrations. Employing highly qualified personnel (mainly Research Doctors), GeoExplorer develops R & D activities mainly with the following methods:

 


Investments in Research

2017

  • Co-financing of n. 2 Research grants lasting 24 months, for the realization of the project “CHOF – Monitoring with optical fibers for the protection and conservation of cultural heritage” – Department of Physical Sciences, Earth and Environment (University of Siena ).
  • Co-financing of n. 1 Research grant of 24 months, for the realization of the Project “4D_MGD – Technologies and management of 4D monitoring data in geothermal and storage contexts”. – Department of Physical Sciences, Earth and Environment (University of Siena).
  • Co-financing of a doctoral grant from the 32nd cycle for the PhD program in Sciences and Technologies of the Earth and the Environment of the University of Cagliari for the activity of “Sustainable management of an aquifer: methodological approaches and analysis of useful spatio-temporal data to its qualitative evaluation “- Department of Chemical and Geological Sciences of the University of Cagliari.
  • Co-financing of a doctoral grant from the 32nd cycle for the PhD program in Sciences and Technologies of the Earth and the Environment of the University of Cagliari for the activity of “Correlations between measurements of thermal conductivity and physical-mechanical properties of the land” – Department of Chemical and Geological Sciences of the University of Cagliari.

2016

  • Co-financing of two doctoral scholarships of the XXXI cycle for the Ph.D. in Sciences and Technologies of the Earth and the Environment of the University of Cagliari for the activity of “Development of integrated geological-structural and geochemical systems to support geophysical surveys in mineral prospecting in the Paleozoic Basement of Morocco “- Department of Chemical and Geological Sciences of the University of Cagliari.

 


Calls and Projects funded

2017

  • Voucher for the internationalization of the company 2017 aimed at supporting SMEs and business networks in their strategy of access and consolidation in international markets – Ministry of Economic Development (link )
  • Funding for the realization of the AGRIFOUR4.0 Project (Training model for school-work alternation in the Precision Agriculture domain) – Tuscany Region – POR-FSE 2014-2020 to support work-school alternation actions
  • Funding for the realization of the Research Project “Activation of the technical equipment, experimentation on the field and definition of an operating procedure for gamma spectroscopy surveys in extraction areas” – Tuscany Region – Action Line 1.4.1 POR ERDF 2014-2020 “Business Creation “ (link)
  • Co-financing agreement for the realization of the “PhD ITalents” Project between Fondazione CRUI and GeoExplorer for the recruitment of PhDs in the company. Research Doctor Profile: “Geotechnologist expert in GIS” (link )
  • Co-financing agreement for the realization of the “PhD ITalents” Project between Fondazione CRUI and GeoExplorer for the recruitment of PhDs in the company. Research Doctor Profile: “Geotechnical expert Geotechnologist” (link)
  • Co-financing agreement for the realization of the “PhD ITalents” Project between Fondazione CRUI and GeoExplorer for the recruitment of PhDs in the company. Research Doctor’s Profile: “Expert in chemical-physical analysis of soils” (link)
  • Cofinancing for the realization of the Research Project “Real-time monitoring of quarry walls using optical fibers” – Tuscany Region – POR ERDF 2014-2020 – Call for proposals 2 “Research and Development Projects for SMEs Step 2”
  • Co-financing for the establishment and management of the DTEMPO (Marble and Ornamental Stones) – POR FESR 2014-2020 – Intervention line 1.1.4 “Support for collaborative R & D activities carried out by public-private aggregations” – “CALL FOR TECHNOLOGICAL DISTRICTS” (link)

 


Scientific publications

Articles in journals

  1. Baldoncini, M., M. Albéri, C. Bottardi, E. Chiarelli, K. G. C. Raptis, V. Strati, and F. Mantovani, Biomass water content effect on soil moisture assessment via proximal gamma-ray spectroscopy, Geoderma, 335, 69-77 (2019) https://www.fe.infn.it/radioactivity/materials/papers/baldoncini2019.pdf
  2. Albéri M., M. Baldoncini, C. Bottardi, E. Chiarelli, S. Landsberger, K.G.C. Raptis, A. Serafini, V. Strati and F. Mantovani, Training Future Engineers to Be Ghostbusters: Hunting for the Spectral Environmental Radioactivity, Education Sciences, 9(1), 15 (2019) https://www.fe.infn.it/radioactivity/materials/papers/alberi2019.pdf
  3. Reguzzoni, M., L. Rossi, M. Baldoncini, I. Callegari, P. Poli, D. Sampietro, V. Strati, F. Mantovani, G. Andronico, V. Antonelli, M. Bellato, E. Bernieri, A. Brigatti, R. Brugnera, A. Budano, M. Buscemi, S. Bussino, R. Caruso, D. Chiesa, D. Corti, F. Dal Corso, X. F. Ding, S. Dusini, A. Fabbri, G. Fiorentini, R. Ford, A. Formozov, G. Galet, A.
    Garfagnini, M. Giammarchi, A. Giaz, M. Grassi, A. Insolia, R. Isocrate, I. Lippi, F. Longhitano, D. Lo Presti, P. Lombardi, Y. Malyshkin, F. Marini, S. M. Mari, C. Martellini, E. Meroni, M. Mezzetto, L. Miramonti, S. Monforte, M. Montuschi, M. Nastasi, F. Ortica, A. Paoloni, S. Parmeggiano, D. Pedretti, N. Pelliccia, R. Pompilio, E. Previtali, G. Ranucci, A. C. Re, B. Ricci, A. Romani, P. Saggese, G. Salamanna, F. H. Sawy, G. Settanta, M. Sisti, C. Sirignano, M. Spinetti, L. Stanco, G. Verde and L. Votano., GIGJ: a crustal gravity model of the Guangdong Province for predicting the geoneutrino signal at the JUNO experiment, Journal of Geophysical Research: Solid Earth, 124(4), 4231-4249 (2019) https://www.fe.infn.it/radioactivity/materials/papers/reguzzoni2019.pdf
  4. Baldoncini M., Albéri M., Bottardi C., Raptis K.G.C., Minty B., Strati V. and F. Mantovani, Airborne gamma-ray spectroscopy for modeling cosmic radiation and effective dose in the lower atmosphere, IEEE Transactions on Geoscience and Remote Sensing, 56(2) 823 – 834 (2018) https://www.fe.infn.it/radioactivity/materials/papers/baldoncini2018a.pdf
  5. Strati, V., Albéri M., Anconelli S., Baldoncini M., Bittelli M., Bottardi C., Chiarelli E., Fabbri B., Guidi V., Raptis K.G.C., Solimando D., Tomei F., Villani G. and Mantovani F., Modelling Soil Water Content in a Tomato Field: Proximal Gamma Ray Spectroscopy and Soil–Crop System Models, Agriculture, 8(4), 60 (2018) https://www.fe.infn.it/radioactivity/materials/papers/strati2018.pdf
  6. Baldoncini, M., M. Albéri, C. Bottardi, E. Chiarelli, K. G. C. Raptis, V. Strati, and F. Mantovani, Investigating the potentialities of Monte Carlo simulation for assessing soil water content via proximal gamma-ray spectroscopy, Journal of Environmental Radioactivity, 192, 105-116 (2018) https://www.fe.infn.it/radioactivity/materials/papers/baldoncini2018.pdf
  7. Fabio Brogna, Enrico Guastaldi, Pierlorenzo Brignoli (2018). Use of bio–activators for the degradation of different soils contaminated by hydrocarbons. MOJ MOJ ECOLOGY & ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES. 3(3):176‒185. DOI:10.15406/mojes.2018.03.0008
  8. Marica Baldoncini, Matteo Albéri, Carlo Bottardi, Brian Minty, Kassandra G. C. Raptis, Virginia Strati, Fabio Mantovani (2017). Airborne Gamma-Ray Spectroscopy for Modeling Cosmic Radiation and Effective Dose in the Lower Atmosphere. IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON GEOSCIENCE AND REMOTE SENSING, doi: 10.1109/TGRS.2017.2755466
  9. Strati, V., Wipperfurth, S. A., Baldoncini, M., McDonough, W. F. and Mantovani, F. (2017). Perceiving the Crust in 3D: A Model Integrating Geological, Geochemical, and Geophysical Data. GEOCHEM. GEOPHYS. GEOSYST. Accepted Author Manuscript. doi:10.1002/2017GC007067
  10. Albéri M., Baldoncini M., Bottardi C., Chiarelli E., Fiorentini G., Raptis K.G.C., Realini E., Reguzzoni M., Rossi L., Sampietro D., Strati V., Mantovani F., Accuracy of flight altitude measured with cheap GNSS, radar and barometer sensors: implications on airborne radiometric surveys, Sensors, 17(8), 1889 (2017) https://www.fe.infn.it/radioactivity/materials/papers/alberi2017.pdf
  11. Baldoncini, M., M. Albéri, C. Bottardi, E. Chiarelli, K. G. C. Raptis, V. Strati, and F. Mantovani, Exploring atmospheric radon with airborne gamma-ray spectroscopy, Atmospheric Environment, 170, 259-268 (2017) https://www.fe.infn.it/radioactivity/materials/papers/baldoncini2017a.pdf
  12. Matteo Albéri, Marica Baldoncini, Carlo Bottardi, Enrico Chiarelli, Giovanni Fiorentini, Kassandra Giulia Cristina Raptis, Eugenio Realini, Mirko Reguzzoni, Lorenzo Rossi, Daniele Sampietro, Virginia Strati, Fabio Mantovani (2017). Accuracy of Flight Altitude Measured with Low-Cost GNSS, Radar and Barometer Sensors: Implications for Airborne Radiometric Surveys. SENSORS, 17(8), 1889; doi:10.3390/s17081889
  13. Marica Baldoncini, Matteo Albéri, Carlo Bottardi, Brian Minty, Kassandra G.C.Raptis, Virginia Strati, Fabio Mantovani (2017). Exploring atmospheric radon with airborne gamma-ray spectroscopy. ATMOSPHERIC ENVIRONMENT, 170, 259-268, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.atmosenv.2017.09.048.
  14. Mohamed El Amine Khelfi, Bénina Touaibia, Enrico Guastaldi (2017). Regionalisation of the “Intensity-Duration-Frequency” curves in the northern Algeria. ARABIAN JOURNAL OF GEOSCIENCES. 10: 441. https://doi.org/10.1007/s12517-017-3214-7.
  15. Stefano Bernardinetti, Stefano Maraio, Pier Paolo Gennaro Bruno, Valentina Cicala, Serena Minucci, Miriana Giannuzzi, Marilena Trotta, Francesco Curedda, Simone Febo, Matteo Vacca, Enrico Guastaldi, Tommaso Colonna, Filippo Bonciani, Emanuele Tufarolo, Fabio Brogna, Andrea Zirulia, Omar Milighetti (2017). Potential shallow aquifers characterization through an integrated geophysical method: multivariate approach by means of k-means algorithms. ACQUE SOTTERRANEE [ITALIAN JOURNAL OF GROUNDWATER], Vol. 6 Num. 2, DOI: https://doi.org/10.7343/as-2017-278
  16. Abdelouahab Amroune, Abderrahmane Boudoukha, Abderrahmane Boumazbeur, Lahcen Benaabidate, Enrico Guastaldi (2017). Groundwater geochemistry and environmental isotopes of the Hodna area, Southeastern Algeria. DESALINATION AND WATER TREATMENT, 73, 225-236, DOI:10.5004/dwt.2017.20642 http://deswater.com
  17. Kaçeli Xhixha, M., Albèri, M., Baldoncini, M., Bezzon, G.P., Buso, G.P., Callegari, I., Casini, L., Cuccuru, S., Fiorentini, G., Guastaldi, E., Mantovani, F., Mou, L., Oggiano, G., Puccini, A., Rossi Alvarez, C., Strati, V., Xhixha, G., Zanon, A., Uranium distribution in the Variscan Basement of Northeastern Sardinia, Journal of Maps, 12(5), 1029-1036 (2016) https://www.fe.infn.it/radioactivity/materials/papers/xhixham2015.pdf
  18. M. Kaçeli Xhixha, M. Albèri, M. Baldoncini, G.P. Bezzon, G.P. Buso, I. Callegari, L. Casini, S. Cuccuru, G. Fiorentini, E. Guastaldi, F. Mantovani, L. Mou, G. Oggiano, A. Puccini, C. Rossi Alvarez, V. Strati, G. Xhixha & A. Zanon (2015): Uranium distribution in the Variscan Basement of Northeastern Sardinia. JOURNAL OF MAPS DOI:10.1080/17445647.2015.1115784 http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/17445647.2015.1115784

Proceedings

  1. Stefano Bernardinetti, Chiara Gargiulo, Alessio Barbagli, Andrea Zirulia, Tommaso Colonna, Enrico Guastaldi, Paolo Conti, Lisa Serri, Stefano Bonfigli, Claudio Zanghirati, Luigi Antolini, Elias K. Ucakuwun, Stefania Da Pelo, Roberto Balia, Marco Pistis, Giorgio Ghiglieri – Multidisciplinary geophysical surveys for 3D hydrogeological conceptual model reconstruction in areas contaminated by fluoride in Nakuru area, East African Rift System (Kenya) – Flowpath 2019 Milano, http://www.flowpath2019.polimi.it/programme/preliminary-programme/
  2. Barbagli A., Guastaldi E., Giannuzzi M., Borsi I., Lotti F., Basile P., Schembri M., Sapiano M., 3-Dimentional geological reconstruction of the Maltese archipelago geology as a tool for a better understanding on the main Maltese groundwater bodies – Congresso Nazionale SIMP-SGI-SOGEI 2019 Parma, http://parma2019.socminpet.it/index.php/abstracts/elenco-abstracts
  3. Rossetto, Rudy, De Filippis, Giovanna, Mantino, Alberto, De Peppo, Margherita, Fabbrizzi, Alessandro, Rinaldi, Sandro, Ravenna, Calogero, Benucci, Claudio, Masi, Marco, Menonna, Valentina, Leoni, Riccardo, Lazzaroni, Federico, Guastaldi, Enrico, Sabbatini, Tiziana (2017). Water planning and management in the lower Cornia valley by means of advanced modeling tools. 44th Annual Congress of the International Association of Hydrogeologists, Dubrovnik, Croatia, 25th – 29th September, 2017. Code of abstract: T2.5.22, http://iah2017.org/abstract-submission/approved-abstracts/.
  4. Bernardinetti S., Bruno P.P. , Maraio S., Guastaldi E., Cicala V., Minucci S., Giannuzzi M., Trotta M., Petrolo F., Febo S., Colonna T., Brogna F., Tufarolo E. & Milighetti O. (2017). Shallow aquifer characterization through an integrated geophysical approach: the case of Laterina, Italy. “Geosciences: a tool in a changing world”, Congresso congiunto della Società Italiana di Mineralogia e Petrografia, Società Geologica Italiana, Associazione Italiana di Vulcanologia e Società Geochimica italiana, Pisa, 3-6 settembre 2017 (congress web pages).
  5. Febo S., Petrolo F., Curedda F., Zirulia A., Trotta M., Guastaldi E., De Filippis G., Rossetto R., Benucci C. (2017). “Ricostruzione probabilistica 3D dell’acquifero alluvionale della Val di Cornia (provincia di Livorno)”. GIT 2017, 12 – 14 Giugno 2017, Gavorrano (GR)”, XII ConvegnoNazionale del Gruppo di Geoscience e Tecnologie Informatiche, Sezione della Società Geologica Italiana, Parco Nazionale delle Colline Metallifere Grossetane.
  6. Vernacchia L., Guastaldi E., Pirro A., Febo S., Petrolo F. (2017). “Stima della vulnerabilità intrinseca di un acquifero: automazione del metodo SINTACS con strumenti GIS”. GIT 2017, 12 – 14 Giugno 2017, Gavorrano (GR)”, XII ConvegnoNazionale del Gruppo di Geoscience e Tecnologie Informatiche, Sezione della Società Geologica Italiana, Parco Nazionale delle Colline Metallifere Grossetane.
  7. S. Bernardinetti, P.P. Bruno, S. Maraio, E. Guastaldi, V. Cicala, S. Minucci S., M. Giannuzzi, M. Trotta, F. Petrolo, S. Febo, T. Colonna, F. Brogna, E. Tufarolo, O. Milighetti (2016). “Caratterizzazione idrogeologica di potenziali acquiferi attraverso l’integrazione di metodi geofisici“. 1 e 2 dicembre 2016 “TRA GEOLOGIA E GEOFISICA” XIII Workshop di geofisica, Fondazione Museo Civico Rovereto (congress web pages).
  8. S. Maraio, F. Bonciani, P.P. Bruno, S. Bernardinetti, F. Brogna, V. Cicala, T. Colonna, S. Minucci (2016). “La sismica ad alta risoluzione nella caratterizzazione geologica di dettaglio finalizzata al recupero ambientale in area mineraria“. 1 e 2 dicembre 2016 “TRA GEOLOGIA E GEOFISICA” XIII Workshop di geofisica, Fondazione Museo Civico Rovereto (congress web pages).

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