The EMAS Programme is aiming at providing high qualified scientific competences in Earth and Marine Sciences: mineralogy, petrology, geochemistry, paleontology, stratigraphy and sedimentology, structural geology, applied geology and hydrogeology, geomorphology, physical oceanography, coastal dynamics, marine geology, economic geology and geophysics. These disciplines will also constitute integrative knowledge for Science and Technology for the Nature and Environment, Chemistry, Physics, Technology for Preservation and Restoring of Cultural Heritage, Engineering, Architecture and Agronomy.
The researche topics of the EMAS Programme will be mainly addressed to mineral crystallochemistry; magma genesis; environmental geochemistry; stratigraphy and its applications to hydrocarbon and acquifers geology; the palaeobiology of marine ecosystems in relation to climatic and palaeogeographic changes; rock mechanics and tectonic deformations; earthquake geology; slope stability, river and coastal dynamics; geophysical methods applied to evaluation of seismic site effects; physical oceanography and marine geology.
All these topics are also aimed at evaluating the natural and anthropogenically induced hazards (e.g. landslides, floods, coastal erosion, earthquakes, volcanic eruptions, tsnumani and environmental emergencies).
The EMAS Programme provides a well-defined cultural background in the above topics that nowadays are relevant for both basic and applied researches.