INGV Newsletter | n.02 | 2022 | year XVI
- Written by Staff
INGV Etna Observatory | With two streaming TV channels you can see Etna, Stromboli and Vulcano in real time
The TV channels of the Sicilian volcanoes, created by the National Institute of Geophysics and Volcanology (INGV), broadcast the video images from the surveillance cameras installed on theEtna and on Aeolian Islands with the aim of offering the "vision" of the Sicilian volcanoes constantly monitored by the Etna Observatory (INGV-OE).
The result of an INGV project still under development and implementation, the TV channels are based on the video streaming services of the GARR Consortium, the Italian ultra-broadband network dedicated to the education, research and culture community
For some days now, Europe has been experiencing dramatic moments. The conflict that is sweeping Ukraine brings gloom to society as a whole. "Historia magistra vitae" wrote Cicero, but not always men, peoples, remember the events of the past and, such a poor memory, results in the loss of the lessons that history gives to the present, including earthquakes. To always keep the light on of what happened and what must never happen again, INGV has created the "Page of Memory" which, with the sponsorship of the Union of Italian Jewish Communities (UCEI), the Jewish Community of Rome and of the Jewish Museum of Bologna, publishes the testimonies and family documents of those who, members of the Italian academic and scientific community, were affected by the racial laws enacted in 1938.
L'GUEST OF HONOR
From 19 September to 13 December 2021, Cumbre Vieja, in La Palma, erupted. Many on the island observed the lava flows reaching the sea for the first time: before then, in fact, the last volcanic event dated back to 1971. To find out more, we hosted Luca D'Auria in our virtual living room, director of the volcanic surveillance area of the Volcanological Institute of the Canary Islands, INVOLCAN, who in the past also worked at the Vesuvius Observatory of INGV. D'Auria told us some moments of his personal and professional life providing interesting information on the volcanism of the Canary Islands.
A RESEARCHER'S LIFE
Do you know a joyful child? I assure you that he may even be 52 years old. Valerio is a concentrate of optimism and joviality. He always welcomes you with a smile and a really infectious laugh in the background. He is a super nerd, he does not hide his love for the pc but he can be very sociable. He believes in friendship and has clear ideas on many issues where nothing would be able to move him from his workstation. Let's get to know this guy who, among his many qualities, is able to create magma chambers in 3D and let you experience and learn about volcanoes… only a super nerd can do so much!
The Geophysical and Seismometric Instrumentation Laboratory of the INGV National Earthquake Observatory, managed by the personnel of the Seismic Networks and Geophysical Technologies functional unit, was established almost thirty years ago as part of the technical activities of the National Seismic Network. We asked the manager Sandro Rao, INGV technologist, to tell us something more about the activities of this important laboratory at the Rome headquarters.
THE EARTH TELLS
In February 1783, Calabria and Sicily were hit by one of the longest seismic crises in our area. It all began on February 5, with a strong earthquake in Calabria, which was followed by many others in the following three years. The numerous seismic events caused tsunamis which caused considerable casualties and damage. The Italian coasts are subject to tsunami risk and these historical events prove it. To find out more, we interviewed Lorenzo Cugliari and Laura Graziani, researchers from the INGV Tsunami Alert Center who described the events of 1783 and some of the activities carried out by the CAT.
IT HAPPENED TODAY
MANAGEMENT AND LEADERSHIP
From geomagnetism to ionospheric physics, via paleomagnetism, crustal geophysics and oceanography. The range of disciplines dealt with by INGV researchers and technicians belonging to the Roma2 Section of the Institute is truly wide. A world-leading scientific section in its fields of expertise, but at the same time ready to offer support and knowledge to colleagues who are experts in 'sister' disciplines, such as seismology and volcanology. We interviewed Fabio Speranza, Director of the Roma2 Section of INGV, to learn more about the most important aspects of the work that he has been carrying out together with his team for a few years now and to learn more about themens behind the leader.
EVENTS OF THE MONTH
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2022 | Number 2 | year XVI
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