The CNR, within a framework of European cooperation and integration, has the task to carry out, promote, transfer, assess and enhance research in the major fields of knowledge, and to apply its results to the scientific, cultural, technological, economic and social development of the country.
It is represented by the Institute of Methodologies for Environmental Analysis (IMAA) that coordinates the participation of the other CNR Institutes.
The Agency’s activities are: basic and industrial research exploiting wide-ranging expertise as well as experimental facilities; new technologies and advanced applications; dissemination and transfer of research results, thus promoting their exploitation for production purposes; provide public and private bodies with high-tech services, studies, measurements, tests and assessments, training and information activities.
The commitment in projects of orientation, teaching innovation, international mobility and research. As part of the promotion of scientific research quality, the university has focused on the development and technological innovation through the creation of networks with national and international entities, in collaboration with local scientific partners.
Coordination action promotes the partnerships among public and private Universities and interuniversity centres. The consortium has the main office in Naples and its pertaining members re the Universities of Basilicata, Naples (Federico II) and Pavia.
It also promotes voluntary agreements, the implementation of environmental management systems and the achievement of eco-labels to improve the production processes of small and medium-sized enterprises.
Note: Among the public partners can also count the ASI (Italian Space Agency), represented in the consortium structure, by e-GEOS.