We are pleased to announce that applications for “SEG Geophysics Field Camp in Southern Italy 2022: Breathing Supervolcano” are open! 

HOW TO APPLY: Applications are open for the SEG Geophysics Field Camp in Southern Italy 2022! Send your Curriculum Vitae and a Motivation Letter to unina.seg@gmail.com with subject “Name Surname – Field Camp Application”.
Applications will close on August 24th at 11:59 pm (CEST). Places will be assigned on CV and motivation letter basis.
You will receive the reply by August 28th. 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 10th – 16th (participants must be at DiSTAR on Oct 10th at 9am)

VENUE: Hotel Darsena, Pozzuoli, Napoli (Italy) -Oasi WWF Cratere degli Astroni, Napoli (Italy)-Dipartimento di Scienze della Terra, dell’Ambiente e delle Risorse (Naples, Italy).

ORGANIZERS: Unina Federico II, SEG Student Chapter & Dipartimento di Scienze della Terra, dell’Ambiente e delle RisorseCOLLABORATORS and Partners: Unina Federico II, SEG Student Chapter (Naples, Italy),Dipartimento di Scienze della Terra, dell’Ambiente e delle Risorse (Naples, Italy), Istituto Nazionale di Geofisica e Vulcanologia “Osservatorio Vesuviano”, INGV-OV (Naples, Italy), Oasi WWF Cratere degli Astroni. The event is patronized by the Regione Campania and Comune di Napoli. Further collaborations will be announced!

SPONSORS: Society of Exploration Geophysicists,SEG & SEG Foundation, Dipartimento di Scienze della Terra, dell’Ambiente e delle Risorse (Naples, Italy).


Fee includes:
– Lectures, field trips, geophysical surveys, and data analysis activities;
– 6 nights’ full-board, single accommodation (October 10th –16th);
– Transfer from Naples (DiSTAR) to Pozzuoli with field trip in Campi Flegrei on the first day;
– 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 10th;
– Lunch and dinner on October 16th;
– Meals and accommodation before October 10th or after October 16th;
– 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”

TRAVAVEL GRANT: 4 travel grants covering 50% of the fee will be available and winners announced contemporary with acceptance. Students interested should include in their application a second motivation letter called “GRANT_letter” illustrating how the participation to this camp could help their educational paths. Winners will be selected on the basis of CV, motivation letter and Grant letter by a committee composed by the President and Faculty Advisor of the Student Chapter and a Full Professor (TBD) as representative of DiSTAR. Results will be indisputable

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

Accommodations will be double or triple rooms with single bed for each participant. The provisions will be decided later, and it will be possible to request to be coupled with other participants already known. Requests will only be accepted if possible.

COVID-19 PANDEMIC: Participants must satisfy rules and restrictions as imposed by the EU and Italian governments. All security measures required for this type of activity 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 (http://www.distar.unina.it/en/) and the organizing SEG Student Chapter Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/SEG-Student-Chapter-University-of-Naples-Federico-II-104003667849335) for updates.

FIELD CAMP OUTLINE: the camp will be held in the Oasi WWF Cratere degli Astroni , a crater of the Campi Flegrei. It represents a unique spot for a field camp and a premier target for high-resolution geophysical investigation.
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.
Resistivity and SP surveys, gravity survey, and magnetic and UAV magnetic survey will be provided. Detecting and imaging of the main geological structures in the area could provide key information to improve the understanding of the physical mechanisms underlying the degassing site and its connections with volcanic features.
The surveys will be performed with top ranked instruments by Professors and Researchers of DiSTAR and a Team from INGV-OV.
The last days will be dedicated to data processing and interpretation of the collected data.
As we are in very unique area, we can offer more and/or different geophysical surveys or other types of monitoring technique based on the availability of entities carrying out monitoring and emergency on the territory.
Please note: any changes will be communicated to the participants.