Istituto Nazionale di Geofisica e Vulcanologia



The Istituto Nazionale di Geofisica e Vulcanologia (INGV) was born in 1999 and was meant to gather all scientific and technical institutions operating in Geophysics and Volcanology, and to create a permanent scientific forum in the Earth Sciences. INGV cooperates with universities, national public and private institutions, as well as with many research agencies worldwide. The main mission of INGV is the monitoring of geophysical phenomena in both the solid and fluid components of the Earth. INGV is devoted to 24-hour countrywide seismic surveillance, real-time volcanic monitoring, early warning, and forecast activities. INGV pays special attention to Education and Outreach activities through publications for schools, scientific exhibitions and dedicated Internet pages. The team has relevant expertise in the coordination of scientific outreach activities with scientific and logistic responsibility of national and international events.

Danilo Reitano

Senior Technologist. He is head of the Control Room since 1999. His research is related to monitoring of active volcanoes, on early warning systems and geo-hazard. He develops algorithms for pattern recognition of geophysical parameters and supervision of the implementation and development of hardware/software solutions, advanced HPC, Grid and Cloud computing researches, as well as in creating Web services and managing FAIR data processes.

Susanna Falsaperla

Senior Researcher. She is expert in earthquake-volcanic monitoring and surveillance of Etna and the Aeolian Islands. She does activities for the prevention and mitigation of earthquake disasters. Her areas of interest are: volcanic systems undergoing unrest and the application of artificial neural networks and pattern classification to data recorded on the volcanoes Stromboli, Etna, Soufriere Hills and Piton de la Fournaise.