4. HORIZONTAL ACTIVITIES
» Rescue and relief services
6. INFORMATION & COMMUNICATION TECHNOLOGIES
» ICT applications
» Software, Data Processing
ITHACA is an Italian non-profit association, founded in November 2006 by the Politecnico di Torino
and the Higher Institute on Innovation Territorial Systems (Si.T.I.).
ITHACA’s competences are related to the acquisition, management, processing, representation and
delivery of geographic and cartographic data in general, with specific skills on emergency
management, both in case of natural and man-made disasters; most of the activities carried out by
ITHACA are referred to developing countries.
In the framework of a Memorandum of Understanding signed with the WFP (World Food Programme) –
the food aid arm of the United Nations and the world’s largest operational humanitarian agency – the
Association proposes itself as a centre of applied research and for the distribution of products and
services related to Information Technology in support of humanitarian operations.