TARGET: 20 participants. Priority will be given to bachelor, master and PhD students.

TEACHING: 7 days of lectures, field trip, geophysical surveys and data analysis activities.

LANGUAGE: English.

DATES: September 28th – October 4th (foreign participants must be in Naples at least on September 27th).

VENUE: Hotel Serino, Serino, Avellino (Italy) – Verteglia Plain, Montella, Avellino (Italy).

ORGANIZERS: University of Naples Federico II SEG Student Chapter & Department of Earth, Environmental and Resources Sciences (DiSTAR – UniNa).

COLLABORATORS: University of Naples Federico II SEG Student Chapter (Naples, Italy), Department of Earth, Environmental and Resources Sciences, DiSTAR-UniNa (Naples, Italy), Istituto per i Sistemi Agricoli e Forestali del Mediterraneo, CNR – ISAFOM (Naples, Italy), Istituto Nazionale di Geofisica e Vulcanologia, INGV (Rome, Italy).

SPONSORS: Society of Exploration Geophysicists, SEG & SEG Foundation, Department of Earth, Environmental and Resources Sciences, DiSTAR-UniNa (Naples, Italy).

FIELD CAMP OUTLINE: the camp will be held in the so called Verteglia Plain (Montella, AV). This site represents a small sedimentary basin located at 1230 m a.s.l. on the Terminio Mount, an important carbonate structure of the Southern Apennines.

In this area, the highly karstified bedrock and the filling pyroclastic sediments characterize a complex and particular hydrogeological scenario. The aim of the field camp is therefore double: training activities on geophysical data acquisitions; detection of geological features of the site through different geophysical measurements.

Experienced professors will open the camp through lectures in order to introduce geological, hydrogeological and geophysical information about the investigating target; later, they will lead participants during a field trip to provide an exhaustive overview of the area.

Experiences about gravimetric, EM (FDEM and GPR), ground and UAV magnetometric measurements, electrical resistivity and reflection seismic methods will be provided.

The surveys will be performed with top ranked instruments, as an example Minivib, MFAM magnetometer and DJI Matrice 600. In this way, the seismic and magnetometric surveys will represent great experiences for participants which will take part into unconventional surveys.

Last days will be dedicated for the interpretation of the collected data.



Fee includes:

  • Lectures, field trip, geophysical surveys and data analysis activities;
  • 6 nights’ full-board, single accommodation (September 28th – October 4th);
  • Transfer from Naples to Serino (Venue) on the first day (September 28th at about 7.30 am);
  • Transfer from Serino (Venue) to Naples on the last day (October 4 at about 1.00 pm);
  • Transfers during the period of the Field Camp (September 28th – October 4th);
  • Workplace liability cover and insurance (if participants do not have the opportunity to sign one with their university).

Fee does not include:

  • Transfer (flight, train, bus, …) to/from Naples;
  • Transfer to/from airport, station, …;
  • Breakfast on September 28th;
  • Lunch and dinner on October 4th;
  • Meals and accommodation on September 27th;
  • Health insurance – you must bring your EHIC card (if travelling from the EU) or other medical insurance in case you need attention for any personal health issues.


TO APPLY: Applications are open for the SEG Geophysics Field Camp in Southern Italy 2020! Send your Curriculum Vitae and a Motivation Letter to with subject “Name Surname – Field Camp Application”.

Applications will close on August 23rd at 11.30 pm (CEST). Places will be assigned on CV and motivation letter basis and, because of Covid emergency, we have a maximum 20 places available only.

You will receive the reply until August 26th and registration fee must be charged until August 31st at 11.30 pm (CEST). Payment in full is required to book, and your place will not be confirmed until your payment has cleared. If you do not respect the payment deadline, the place will be assigned to another applicant. The fee is non-refundable under any circumstances.

PAYMENT: the payment will be made by bank transfer. Bank account information will be communicated until August 26th. Please send a copy of the bank transfer to in order to check your payment.

COVID-19 PANDEMIC: all security measures will be guaranteed and the organization of the field camp strictly depends on the evolution of the Covid-19 pandemic.

Please check the DiSTAR website ( and the organizing SEG Student Chapter Facebook page ( for updates.