ASI–SRV Volcanic risk system project
The ASI-SRV Volcanic Risk System project was started up in early 2007 with funding and coordination by the Italian Space Agency-ASI with participation by the National Institute for Geophysics and Volcanology – INGV as scientific partner and ACS as technological partner.
The main objective of the project is to generate a complex pre-operative system based on integration of products generated by EO space mission data with data obtained from monitoring networks (non EO). In this way, the Civil Protection Department has access to an advanced support tool for management of volcanic risk during, prior to and after emergencies.
Satellite remote sensing, in this context, provides valid support for constant continual volcano monitoring. Reference space missions for the project are Cosmo SkyMed and Prisma.
To combine EO and non EO data, the system has used multi-parameter analysis tools that allow a large number of data to be examined in near real time, using volcanoes such as Etna, Vesuvius and Campi Flegrei as operative test sites.