Research projects

 

PRIN 2005 (National Interest Research Projects)
Magma ascent and dynamic of eruptions. National Coordinator: R. Scandone (Università di Roma 3); Coordinator of the Local Unit: R. Cristofolini (Università di Catania).

 

INGV – DPC Projects 2005-2006 (National Institute of Geophysics and Volcanology – Department for Civil Defence)
Researches on active volcanoes, precursors, scenarios, hazard and risk, sub-project V3_6 Etna: Plumbing system and structure of the volcano from the lithosphere to the surface. Coordinator: R. Cristofolini (Università di Catania).

 

Projects of the Università di Catania 2005-2006:
The recent Etnean eruptive manifestations in the picture of the volcanism in the area. Coordinator: R. Cristofolini (Università di Catania).

 

Projects of the Università di Catania 2007
Differentiation processes and characteristics of the Etnean magma sources in relation to the ascent mechanisms and eruptive styles. Coordinator: R. Cristofolini (Università di Catania).

 

INGV – DPC Projects 2007-2009 (National Institute of Geophysics and Volcanology – Department for Civil Defence)
Project V3_LAVA, Realization of the lava flow invasion hazard map at Mt. Etna and methods for its dynamic update, sub-project V3_02: Vent opening probability map. Coordinator: S. Gresta (Università di Catania).

 

Projects of the Università di Catania 2008-2011
Characteristics of the source and evolutionary processes of the Etna magmas. Coordinator: M. Viccaro (Università di Catania).

 

PRIN 2009 (National Interest Research Projects)
Comparing continental and oceanic divergent plate boundaries: examples form Ethiopia and Iceland. National Coordinator: V. Acocella (Università di Roma 3); Coordinator of the Local Unit: Prof. R. De Rosa (Università della Calabria).


INGV – DPC Projects 2012 (National Institute of Geophysics and Volcanology – Department for Civil Defence)
Project V3_LAVA, Multi-disciplinary analysis of relationships between tectonics and volcanic activity, Task 3 - Interactions between the Vulcano-Lipari volcanic system and regional tectonic structures. Coordinator: R. De Rosa (Università della Calabria).

 

Projects of the Università di Catania 2012
Dynamics of ascent and eruption of basic magmas constrained on the basis of textural and compositional developments in phenocrysts. Coordinator: M. Viccaro (Università di Catania).

 

INGV – DPC Projects 2014-2015 (National Institute of Geophysics and Volcanology – Department for Civil Defence)
Project V_3: Multi-disciplinary analysis of the relationships between tectonic structures and volcanic activity; Task 3: Relationships between regional tectonic structures and the Vulcano-Lipari system; WP11: Relationships between tectonic features and volcanic activity in the southern sector of the Aeolian Arc”. Coordinator: R. De Rosa (Università della Calabria).

 

FIR 2014 (Peer-reviewed projects of the Università di Catania)
Dynamics of evolution, ascent and emplacement of basic magmas: case studies from the eruptive manifestations of Eastern Sicily. Coordinator: M. Viccaro (Università di Catania).