The Phlegraean Fields (Campi Flegrei in italian, from the greek “to burn”) are a large volcanic area situated to the west of Naples, Italy.

It was declared a regional park in 2003. Lying mostly underwater, the area of the caldera comprises 24 craters and volcanic edifices. Discover more about Campi Flegrei !

As part of oceanographic surveys for monitoring the Campi Flegrei Caldera, which involves the Italian Navy and the Italian National Institute of Geophysics and Volcanology (INGV), Ageotec technicians and INGV researchers of the Portovenere headquarters have collaborated on design and implementation of a particular device consisting of a gas bottle sampler.

This device, installed on the Ageotec ROV SIRIO, will be able to capture the gas from fumarole and will provide, thanks also to video images of the SIRIO, a large amount of information also on deeper sources. The activity will be carried out by Ageotec technicians as part of the delivery and training of ROV Sirio to INGV of Portovenere.

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