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Project Unit Leader
Measurements and Methods in Environmental Geophysics
Many projects within INGV use geophysics as a tool for studying buried or concealed geologic features. The availability of modern geophysical instrumentation and data interpretation software is often critical to the success of these projects. However, most projects using geophysics lack the resources to evaluate, purchase, maintain, and provide training for geophysical equipment and software. In addition, the development of any new geophysical technology is a risky long-term activity, that is well beyond the scope of most individual projects. The “Misure e Metodi per la Geofisica dell’Ambiente” Unit provides the geophysical equipment and software tools that many research projects need today, and anticipates and develops new geophysical technologies that modern research approaches will need in the future. Technologies that are currently supported and under development fall within the general categories of electromagnetic and geoelectrical methods, potential-field and gamma-ray methods. These methods permit geophysical investigations at a broad range of scales from national and regional scales to local and site characterization scales, and at a range of depths from a few centimeters to tens or hundreds of kilometers.