The Interdepartmental Centre for Research on Nuclear Magnetic Resonance for Environment, Food, Agro-ecosystems and Innovative Materials (CERMANU), located in the Department of Agriculture of University of Napoli Federico II, involve two working-groups for "Soil Environment" and "Structural and Functional Biology" devoted to the characterization and dynamics of organic matter in the environment and to the analysis of plant-soil system interactions and ecosystem studies. The research activity include also the following tasks:
- analyses of agricultural and forest ecosystems,
- interactions of agro-ecosystems with and anthropogenic pollutants and agrochemicals and development of sustainable remediation technologies,
- analytical traceability of agricultural products,
- recycling of agricultural biomasses, innovative SOM managements for organic carbon sequestration in agricultural soils and control of greenhouse gases emissions from agro-ecosystems.
In the last five years the CERMANU has been involved in the following projects concerning the area of the proposal:
- Regional project PSR-Campania "Biocompost - Innovation and management in biological agriculture: on-farm composting and soil application of compost and compost TEA";
- Coordinating partnership for the National project on "Sustainable methods for the sequestration of organic carbon in agricultural soils" (FISR-MESCOSAGR) funded jointly by the Ministers of Research, Agriculture, and Environment of Italy;
- National representative partner in the European Project "ANAEE-Analysis and Experimentation on Ecosystems";
- Partnership in European Project "BIOFECTORS Resource Preservation by Application of BIOefFECTORS in European Crop Production".