OGS - Istituto Nazionale di Oceanografia e di Geofisica Sperimentale
The mission of The National Institute of Oceanography and Applied Geophysics (OGS), a national Italian
institute under the control of the Ministry of University and Research, is to promote, co-ordinate and perform, also in collaboration with other national, international, and European institutions, studies and research on the Earth and its resources related to: applied geophysical and environmental disciplines; marine sciences; seismicity, hydrodynamic and geodynamic phenomena.
The institute, with offices in Trieste, Udine and Rome and a staff of about 270 people (about 100 with
temporary contracts), has a long tradition in geophysical exploration, on land and at sea, as well as in
physical oceanography, marine biology and Earth observation. OGS co-ordinated or participated to more than 60 EU-funded research and demonstration projects in the fields of Energy, Environment and Marine Sciences, among which CO2 NET2, Castor, INCA-CO2 , CO2GeoNet, Geocapacity, CO2ReMoVe, MOVECBM and RISCS all dealing with CO2 geological storage. At national level, OGS is participating to all the running projects on CO2 geological storage (of ENI, ENEL, Carbosulcis) and manages the Secretariat of the Italian CO2 Club.