The Osservatorio Vesuviano (OV), founded in 1841 as the first volcanological observatory in the World, is today a Section of the Istituto Nazionale di Geofisica e Vulcanologia (INGV), currently one of the largest research European Institute. The OV conducts researches in several fields of Volcanology, Geophysics and Geochemistry and is in charge for the seismic and volcanic monitoring of active Neapolitan volcanoes (Vesuvius, Campi Flegrei and Ischia Island) as delegate of National Civil Protection Department. Vesuvius Observatory also carries out education and outreach projects and activities in order to promote natural hazard awareness and scientific culture, even in collaboration with National Civil Protection Department. The Museum of Osservatorio Vesuviano, located in the historical building on Vesuvius slope, is daily visited by students from primary school to University.
Dr. Rosella Nave Geologist - Technologist, Istituto Nazionale di Geofisica e Vulcanologia, Osservatorio Vesuviano Napoli. Main field of interest: Volcanic Hazard and Risk communication, Natural hazard risk education.
Dr. Fabio Sansivero PhD Geologist - Technologist, Istituto Nazionale di Geofisica e Vulcanologia, Osservatorio Vesuviano Napoli. Main field of interest: Volcanology and Volcanic surveillance, Volcanic hazard risk