INGV is Italy's National Institute for Geophysics and Vulcanology. Its mission is about planet earth geophysics research and monitoring. INGV runs seismic and volcanic surveillance throughout the Country and Mediderranean area on behalf of Civil Defence. INGV also works in partnership with the Italian University and Research, Defence and Environment Ministeries and moreover with the Foreign Affair for international issues.
INGV is already committed in GRID applications about Earth Sciences and environmental risks in a partnership with University Roma 3 and INFN Roma 3 branch (EUROMED). That joint partnership is working on proposals for the new FP7.