The caldera of the Phlegraean Fields (also known as Campi Flegrei) is one of the most dangerous and populated volcanic area in the world, covering an area that comprises the western part of Naples and the Gulf of Pozzuoli. The main peculiarity of current volcanic activity is the gradual and periodic lift (positive or negative) of part of the Earth's surface (bradyseism) combined, only during the positive phase, with a strong sismicity and surficial hydrotermal activity. Deformative models, calibrated using land-based measurements, highlighted the Gulf of Pozzuoli as the area with the largest deformation. Although the network of monitoring sensors on land is well developed and structured, there is a lack of sensing systems for the marine deformation. The activities of "RIlievi per la Caratterizzazione dell’Ambiente MARino nel Golfo di Pozzuoli 2013 (RICAMAR2013)" project - sinergically conducted by the Italian Navy's Survey Vessel "Ammiraglio Magnaghi", the Italian Hydrographic Office (IIM) and the Istituto Nazionale di Geofisica e Vulcanologia (INGV)- were targeted to fulfill this gap. In fact, the creation of marine observatories about the caldera's phenomena will be based on the data collected during these bathymetric, magnetometric, stratigrafic and hydrologic surveys.


Center for Coastal and Ocean Mapping

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Conferenza Nazionale ASITA

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Nov 5 - Nov 7, 2013

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Riva del Garda, Italy


Istituto Nazionale di Geofisica e Vulcanologia

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