General Information

In 1936 Guglielmo Marconi founded the former Istituto Nazionale di Geofisica (ING) with the aim of “promoting, executing and coordinating studies research on geophysical phenomena and their applications”. In more than 70 years, ING pursued that aim. In 2000 ING merged with other Italian scientific institutions involved in volcanic, seismic and geochemistry research and monitoring. The new Istituto Nazionale di Geofisica e Vulcanologia (INGV) (National Institute of Geophysics and Volcanology) is a government institution supervised by the Ministry of Education, University and Research. With more than 900 employees and around ten Centres over the Italian territory (main Centre in Rome), it is one of the most important scientific institutions in Italy, devoted to studies in geophysics and seismic and volcanic hazards. The main mission of INGV is the monitoring of geophysical phenomena in both the solid and fluid components of the Earth system. INGV is devoted to 24-hour countrywide seismic surveillance, real-time volcanic monitoring, early warning and forecast activities. INGV operates in close coordination with the Ministry of University and Research and with Civil Protection authorities, both at national and local level. It also cooperates with the Ministry of Environment, the Ministry of Education, the Ministry of Defense and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in the frame of large research programs of national and international relevance.

Research Facilities

Remotely deployed GPS ionospheric scintillation monitor receivers, GNSS data processing software, TEC and a dedicated Database (DB) for access to measurements from INGV instruments ( and, will be available for the training. Access to HPC resources will also be provided for geophysical modelling and monitoring. 

TREASURE Research Projects

  • TEC and Scintillation modelling and forecasting
  • ICT Technical Feasibility Study