EPOS Official Analysis/Combination Centres


Name Istituto Nazionale di Geofisica e Vulcanologia - Centro Nazionale di Terremoti, Rome, Italy
Abbreviation INGV
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Description The Istituto Nazionale di Geofisica e Vulcanologia was born in September 1999 through a merger of former Istituto Nazionale di Geofisica, Osservatorio Vesuviano and three other institutions: Istituto Internazionale di Vulcanologia, Istituto di Geochimica dei Fluidi and Istituto di Ricerca sul Rischio Sismico. INGV 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 and other national public and private institutions, as well as with many research agencies worldwide. The new institution, currently the largest European body dealing with research in Geophysics and Volcanology, has its headquarters in Rome and important facilities in Milano, Bologna, Pisa, Napoli, Catania and Palermo. 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.
Products Provided
  • Daily Coordinates and Time Series - These are computed using the GIPSY/Oasis software. The time series are given in the ITRF2008 reference frame or relative to stable Europe.
  • Velocities - The MIDAS software was used to estimate velocities from the daily time series.