Scientific/Organizing Committee:

Angelo De Santis

Lucilla Alfonsi

Local Organizer: INGV

Press:  Ufficio stampa INGV

SAFE, SwArm For Earthquake study, is a project coordinated by the Istituto Nazionale di Geofisica e Vulcanologia (INGV) and funded by the European Space Agency (ESA), under the STSE (Support to Science Element) Programme, to investigate, by means of data collected from Swarm (and other possible) satellites and from ground-based instruments, the phase preceding the great earthquakes with the aim to identify any possibly associated electromagnetic signal from space and, in the positive case, to understand the physics behind the lithosphere-atmosphere-ionosphere coupling.

SAFE has been carrying out the study through the analysis of electromagnetic data from sensors on board the three satellites of ESA Swarm constellation, in order to better understand the involved physical mechanisms. A proper and rigorous combination of satellite and ground-based data is capable to describe a broad geophysical scenario to support the advancement of the current understanding of the physics of the earthquakes.

The SAFE Open Study Final Conference aims at presenting the main results achieved by the project, collecting feedbacks and delineating the actual scientific advancement in the field.

The event will be held at INGV Conference Hall in Rome (Via di Vigna Murata 605).

Attendance is free of charge, but registration is required from 16 August to 30 September 2016.

Please note that participation to the conference is limited, so we suggest to register as soon as the registration is open.

A list of the Hotels near or around INGV is available here


The agenda is available here

Wednesday, October 19, 2016 to Thursday, October 20, 2016

Rome (Italy), Via di Vigna Murata 605, Istituto Nazionale di Geofisica e Vulcanologia