In the frame of the ALPS-GPS QUAKENET project, a component of the Alpine Space Programme of the European Community Initiative Programme (CIP) INTERREG IIIB, DGFI installed in 2005 five continuously operating GPS stations located along the northern Alps boundary (see bellow). The main objective of this project was to study crustal deformations in near real-time to improve natural disaster prevention in the Alpine region. During the two years the project was carried out, DGFI provided the observational data of its stations to be analyzed together with other 25 stations installed in the area. Description, main features, and results of the project are presented in the report “ALPS GPS Quakenet: Alpine Integrated GPS Network”, available at www.alps-gps.units.it.
DGFI routinely process its five stations in a small network, which includes three IGS05 reference stations, three IGS global stations, and two EUREF stations in order to detect local and regional deformations. Station coordinate time series and yearly cumulative solutions of this network are derived from loosely constrained daily solutions starting on October 9, 2005. The obtained station movements mainly reflect the Eurasia plate displacement. Until now, regional or local deformations have not been identified.