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Second workshop on

USE of Remote Sensing Techniques (USEReST)

for Monitoring Volcanoes and Seismogenic Areas

Naples, Italy, November 11-14, 2008

Following the first workshop held in June 2005, the Istituto Nazionale di Geofisica e Vulcanologia (INGV) and the Italian National Research Council (CNR), with the support from the European Space Agency (ESA), the Italian Space Agency (ASI) and the Italian National Institute of Astrophysics (INAF), organize the second workshop on “Use of Remote Sensing Techniques for Monitoring Volcanoes and Seismogenic Areas”.

The workshop will be held at the Capodimonte Astronomical Observatory (INAF-OAC) in Naples (Italy) and will be managed by Vesuvius Observatory (INGV-OV) and by the Institute for Electromagnetic Sensing of Environment (IREA-CNR).


The workshop should provide a platform to share the experience of different groups in order to formulate technical and general requirements for future activities on Earth Observation based services.

The focus should be on the operational use of Earth Observation data in a real monitoring scenario rather than on new scientific results. The user community is called to indicate the technological gaps that may limit the full exploitation of EO data in the everyday monitoring practice; the developer community is expected to indicate the new operational features likely attainable in the near future.

A follow up of the conclusions of the first workshop, with respect to possible new user requirements and recently launched sensors, is also welcome.

The final aim of the workshop is to gather all these contributions in order to synthesize the state of the art in monitoring volcanoes and seismogenic areas with EO data and to suggest future lines and perspectives.


The event is open to all the interested authors. The workshop will be organized in thematic sessions followed by round table discussions with active interaction between presenters and the audience. A poster session is also planned.

Language and Fees

The official language of the Workshop is English. No participation fees will be charged. No financial contributions are available to support participation to the workshop: participants are expected to finance their own travel and accommodation expenses.

Workshop Proceedings

Full length papers (3 to 6 pages) relative to accepted abstracts will be included in the IEEE Conference Publications Program (CPP) and will be available on the IEEE Xplore® library soonafter the workshop.

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