FIELD CAMP OUTLINE: the camp will be held in the so-called Mefite d’Ansanto (Rocca San Felice, AV). This site represents a premier target for high-resolution geophysical investigation, located in the Campanian-Lucanian Apennines at the northern termination of one of the faults ruptured during the 1980, M6.9, Irpinia earthquake.
The site falls inside the area of the strongest heat flow of the southern Apennines extensional belt and is one of the largest sites of natural emission of low temperature CO2 rich gases, from a non‐volcanic environments.
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 and skilled researchers will open the camp through lectures in order to introduce geological, and geophysical information about the investigating target; later, they will lead participants during a field trip to provide an exhaustive overview of the area.
A high-resolution seismic survey, a 3D electrical resistivity survey, and gravimetric survey will be provided. Detecting and imaging active fault zones in the degassing area could provide key information to improve the understanding of the physical mechanisms underlying the degassing site and its connections with the deep fluid-saturated carbonate reservoir.
The surveys will be performed with top ranked instruments, as example the seismic source “Minivib”. In this way, the seismic survey will represent a great experience for participants which will take part in unconventional surveys.
The last days will be dedicated to data processing and interpretation of the collected data.


HOW TO APPLY: Applications are open for the SEG Geophysics Field Camp in Southern Italy 2021! Send your Curriculum Vitae and a Motivation Letter to with subject “Name Surname – Field Camp Application”.

Applications will close on September 19th at 11.59 pm (CEST) (extended deadline). Places will be assigned on CV and motivation letter basis and, because of Covid emergency, we have a maximum of 20 places available only.
You will receive the reply by September 20th. Payment in full is required to book, and your place will not be confirmed until your payment has cleared. Further information for payments will be provided in the acceptance mails. If you do not respect the payment deadline, the place will be assigned to another applicant. The fee is non-refundable under any circumstances.

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

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

 LANGUAGE: English.

 DATES: October 11th –17th (participants must be in Naples at least on October 10th).

  VENUE: Hotel L’ulivo, Mirabella Eclano, Avellino (Italy) – Mefite d’Ansanto, Rocca San Felice, 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 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).


Fee includes:
– Lectures, field trips, geophysical surveys, and data analysis activities;
– 6 nights’ full-board, single accommodation (October 11th –17th);
– Transfer from Naples to Mirabella Eclano on the first day (October 11th at about 7.30 am);
– Transfer from Mirabella Eclano to Naples on the last day (October 17th at about 1.00 pm);
– Transfers during the period of the Field Camp;
– Workplace liability cover and insurance (only if participants prove they don’t have the opportunity to sign one with their university/company).
Fee does not include:
– Transfer (flight, train, bus, …) to/from Naples;
– Transfer to/from airport, station, …;
– Breakfast on October 11th;
– Lunch and dinner on October 17th;
– Meals and accommodation on October 10th;
– Health insurance – you must bring your EHIC card (if traveling from the EU) or other medical insurance in case you need attention for any personal health issues.
– Anything not expressly specified in “fee includes”

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

 COVID-19 PANDEMIC: Participants must have a “green pass” or equivalent as required by the EU and Italian governments. Participants not fully vaccinated should test negative 48hrs before the camp and after their arrival in Naples. These requirements could change following government restrictions. 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.

University of Naples “Federico II” 

SEG Student Chapter

Mailing Address: DiSTAR- Prof.Maurizio Fedi – DiSTAR- Strada, Via Vicinale Cupa Cintia, 21, Edificio 10. 80126 Napoli NA.

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