MEDUSA Objectives

MEDUSA MEDUSA extends the Campi Flegrei land-based geophysical monitoring system to the Gulf of Pozzuoli with the following purposes:

  • Observe and assess the sea floor deformation pattern in the marine sector of the area by continuous measurements
  • Improve earthquake locations in the area
  • Improve the detection threshold of seismic events
  • Develop new methodologies for sea floor movement measurements in shallow water zones

MEDUSA is fully integrated in the Campi Flegrei surveillance system. All data acquired converge to the Osservatorio Vesuviano Monitoring Center, where they are elaborated and stored together with the data provided by the other land monitoring networks.