Giuseppe Vilardo

ACTUAL POSITION: Research Director at INGV - Osservatorio Vesuviano, Napoli
ADDRESS: Istituto Nazionale di Geofisica e Vulcanologia
  Osservatorio Vesuviano
  Via Diocleziano, 328
  80124 Napoli - Italy
  431.090E - 4.519.070N (UTM_WGS84_33N - Unit: meters)
BORN: February 11, 1959, in Naples, Italy.
EDUCATION: Degree in Physics, December 1985, from University of Naples Federico II.
  2008-present : Research Director at INGV - Osservatorio Vesuviano, Napoli.
  2014-present : In charge of the Geomatics and Thermography Laboratory of the OV-INGV.
  2003-2014 : In charge of the Geomatics and Cartography Laboratory of the OV-INGV.
  2003-2008 : Senior Researcher at INGV - Osservatorio Vesuviano, Napoli.
  1989-2003 : Researcher at Osservatorio Vesuviano, Napoli.
  1986-1989 : Research contract at Osservatorio Vesuviano, Napoli.
  Development of geomatic sciences applications for the geo-visualisation and analysis of complex landscape patterns and processes;
  High resolution DTM production for quantitative analysis and modeling of landform morphology evolution;
  Design and implementation of image monitoring systems, in the thermal IR wavelengths range, for the continuous monitoring of the shallow thermal structure of active volcanoes;
  Development of WEB applications based on the optimisation and standardisation of processes for seismotectonic information production and presentation;
  Interdisciplinary studies based on multi-data acquisition, analysis and modeling for applications related to risks mitigation in highly vulnerable areas;
  Detection and mapping of principal fault systems at local and regional scales;
  Characterization of seismicity and dynamics of volcanic and tectonic areas, mechanisms and models of seismic energy release.
  SISTEMA - Strengthening of the monitoring system of the of the Campi Flegrei volcanic area for the change from the green (base) alert level of the Campi Flegrei Emergency Plan to the yellow (scientific attention) level; PO-FESR (2007-2013) Campanian Region [2015].
  Improvement of the Thermal Infrared Imagery Monitoring Network. Vulcamed Project, AP1.1.1, PON R&C [2007-2013].
  Continuous monitoring of the shallow thermal structure of active volcanic areas by Thermal Infrared Imagery Monitoring Network. DPC-INGV [2005-2007].
  Production of very-high resolution DTMs in Grid format from vector carthography. MATT (PODiS - PON ATAS 2000-2006) [2006-2007]. 
  TIIMNet - Thermal Infrared Imagery Monitoring Network. PON [2003-2005].
  Thermal monitoring system of the Campania Region from proximal and remotely sensed data. Campanian Region L.R. 5 [2004-2005].
  e-Ruption - Telecommunication and Internet-Based Seismic Monitoring System for Volcanic Eruption Forecasting and Risk Management [Earth Observation Unit] . EU [2002-2005].
  Seismotectonic Remote Sensing of the Eastern Sicily. A.S.I.-A.R.S., [2002].
  Seismic Vulnerability of the Real Property of the Basilicata Region. P.O.P.-F.E.R.S. Basilicata Region 94/99, Misura 9.4., [1999-2001].
  Seismotectonic Information System of the Campanian Region. Partially supported by P.O.P.-F.E.R.S. Campania Region 94/99, Sottoprogramma 5, Misura 5.4, Azione 5.4.2., [1999-2001].
  Seismotectonic Risk analysis from remote sensing and 3-D geophysical GIS. A.S.I.-A.R.S., [1999].
  Characterization of the seismotectonic of the Vesuvian area supported by remote sensing techniques. A.S.I.-A.R.S., [1997] and [1998].
  Seismotectonic of the Vesuvian Area. G.N.V.-C.N.R., [1996] and [1998].
  Shallow and intermediate crustal structures of the southern Aeolian Islands. Committee 02-G.N.G.T.S.-C.N.R., [1995].
  Seismicity and structure of La Fossa cone (Vulcano, Aeolian Islands). G.N.V.-C.N.R, [1994].
  Caputo T., Bellucci Sessa E., Silvestri M., Buongiorno M.F., Musacchio M., Fabio Sansivero F. and G. Vilardo. (2019). Surface temperature multiscale monitoring by thermal infrared satellite and ground images at Campi Flegrei volcanic area (Italy). Remote Sens., 11(9), 1007, Special Issue "New frontiers of multiscale monitoring, analysis and modeling of environmental systems via integration of remote and proximal sensing measurements",
  Sansivero F. and G. Vilardo (2019). Processing Thermal Infrared Imagery time-Series from Volcano Permanent Ground-Based Monitoring Network. Latest Methodological Improvements to Characterize Surface Temperatures Behavior of Thermal Anomaly Areas. Remote Sens., 11(5), 553; Special Issue "Remote Sensing of Volcanic Processes and Risk".
  Di Paola G., Alberico I., Aucelli P.P.C., Matano F., Rizzo A. and G. Vilardo (2018). Coastal subsidence detected by SAR interferometry and its effects coupled with future sea level rise: the case of the Sele plain (southern Italy). Journal of Flood Risk Management, 11, 2, 191-206, doi:10.1111/jfr3.12308.
  Gresse M., Vandemeulebrouck J., Byrdina S., Chiodini G., Revil A., C. Johnson T.C., Ricci T., Vilardo G., Lebourg T., Grangeon J., Bascou P. and L. Metral (2017). 3-D resistivity tomography of the Solfatara crater (Italy): Implication for the multiphase flow structure of the shallow hydrothermal system. J. Geophys. Res. - Solid Earth. 122, 8749–8768.
  De Siena L., Chiodini G., Vilardo G., Del Pezzo E., Castellano M., Colombelli S., Tisato N. and G. Ventura (2017). Source and dynamics of a volcanic caldera unrest: Campi Flegrei, 1983-84. Scientific Reports, 7, 8099| DOI:10.1038/s41598-017-08192-7.
  Amato V., Aucelli P.C., Bellucci Sessa E., Cesarano M., Incontri P., Pappone G., Valente E. and G. Vilardo (2017). Multidisciplinary approach for fault detection: integration of PS-Insar, geomorphological, stratigraphic and structural data in the Venafro intermontane basin (Central-Southern Apennines, Italy). Geomorphology, 283, 80-101, doi: 10.1016/j.geomorph.2017.01.027.
  Aucelli P. P. C., Di Paola G., Incontri P., Rizzo A., Vilardo G., Benassai G., Buonocore B. and G. Pappone (2017). Coastal inundation risk assessment due to subsidence and sea level rise in a Mediterranean alluvial plain (Volturno coastal plain – Southern Italy). Estuarine, Coastal and Shelf Science, 198, 597-609, doi: 10.1016/j.ecss.2016.06.017.
  Terranova C., Ventura G. and G. Vilardo (2015). Multiple causes of ground deformation in the Napoli metropolitan area (Italy) from integrated Persistent Scatterers DinSAR, geological, hydrological, and urban infrastructure data. Earth Science Reviews, 146, 105-119, doi: 10.1016/j.earscirev.2015.04.001.
  Vilardo G., Sansivero F. and G. Chiodini (2015). Long-term TIR imagery processing for spatiotemporal monitoring of surface thermal features in volcanic environment: A case study in the Campi Flegrei (Southern Italy). J. Geophys. Res. Solid Earth, 120, 812-826, doi:10.1002/2014JB011497.
  Sansivero F., Scarpato G. and G. Vilardo (2013). The automated infrared thermal imaging system for the continuous long-term monitoring of the surface temperature of the Vesuvius crater. Annals of Geophysics, 56, 4, S0454; doi:10.4401/ag-6460.
  Vilardo G., Ventura G., Bellucci Sessa E. and C. Terranova (2013). Morphometric map of the Campi Flegrei caldera (Southern Italy). Journal of Maps, 9 (4), 635-640. DOI: 10.1080/17445647.2013.842508.
  Ventura G., Vilardo G. , Terranova C., Bellucci Sessa E. (2013). 4D Monitoring of Active Landslides by Multi-Temporal Airborne LiDAR Data. C. Margottini P. Canuti, K. Sassa, (Eds.), Landslide Science and Practice, Vol. 2 (ISBN 978-3-642-31444-5), 147-151, DOI 10.1007/978-3-642-31445-2_19.
  Ventura G., Vilardo G. , Terranova C., Bellucci Sessa E. (2011). Tracking and evolution of complex active landslides by multi-temporal airborne LiDAR data: the Montaguto landslide (Southern Italy). Remote Sensing of Environment, 115 (12), 3237-3248, doi:10.1016/j.rse.2011.07.007.
  Vilardo G., Isaia R., Ventura G., De Martino P., Terranova C. (2010). InSAR Permanent Scatterer analysis reveals fault reactivation during inflation and deflation episodes at Campi Flegrei caldera. Remote Sensing of Environment, 114, 2373-2383, doi:10.1016/j.rse.2010.05.014.
  Giudicepietro F., Orazi M., Scarpato G., Peluso R., D’Auria L., Ricciolino P., Lo Bascio D., Esposito A.M., Borriello G., Capello M., Caputo A., Buonocunto C., Walter De Cesare W., Vilardo G. and M. Martini (2010). Seismological monitoring of Mount Vesuvius (Italy): more than a century of observations. Seismological Research Letters, 81, 4, 625-634, doi: 10.1785/gssrl.81.4.625..
  Nave R. , Isaia R., Vilardo G. and J. Barclay (2010). Re-assessing volcanic hazard maps for improving volcanic risk communication: application to Stromboli active volcanic island (Italy). Journal of Maps, v2010, 260-269, doi:10.4113/jom.2009.1061.
  Vetere F., Behrens H., Holtz F., Vilardo G., Ventura G. (2010). Viscosity of crystal-bearing melts and its implication for magma ascent. Journal of Mineralogical and Petrological Sciences, 105, 3, 151-163, doi: 10.2465/jmps.090402.
  Granieri D., Avino R., Caliro S., Costa. A., Minopoli P., Chiodini C. and G. Vilardo (2010). Non-volcanic CO2 Earth degassing: The case of Mefite d'Ansanto (Southern Apennines), Italy. Geophys. Res. Let., 37, L11303,, doi:10.1029/2010GL042858..
  Miliaresis G. Ch., Ventura G., Vilardo G. (2009). Terrain modeling of Ischia Island (Italy) provides new insight on the topography of complex volcanic terrains". Canadian Journal of Remote Sensing, 35, 4, 385-398.
  Vilardo G., Ventura G., Terranova C., Matano F., Nardò S. (2009). Ground deformation due to tectonic, hydrothermal, gravity, hydrogeological, and anthropic processes in the Campania Region (Southern Italy) from Permanent Scatterers Synthetic Aperture Radar Interferometry. Remote Sensing of Environment, 113, 197-212, doi:10.1016/j.rse.2008.09.007.
  Ventura G., Vilardo G. (2008). Emplacement mechanism of gravity flows inferred from high resolution Lidar data: The 1944 Somma–Vesuvius lava flow(Italy). Geomorphology, 95 (3-4), 223-235, doi: 10.1016/j.geomorph.2007.06.005. .
  Vilardo G. e G. Ventura (2008). Geomorphological map of the 1944 Vesuvius lava flow (Italy). Journal of Maps, v2008, 225-234,
  Nappi R., Alessio G., Bronzino G., Terranova C., Vilardo G. (2008). Contribution of the SISCam Web-based GIS to the seismotectonic study of Campania (Southern Apennines): an example of application to the Sannio-area. Natural Hazards, 45 (1), 73-85, doi: 10.1007/s11069-007-9170-x.
  Chiodini G., Vilardo G., Augusti V., Granieri D., Caliro S., Minopoli C., Terranova C. (2007). Thermal monitoring of hydrothermal activity by permanent infrared automatic stations. results obtained at Solfatara di Pozzuoli, Campi Flegrei (Italy). J. Geophys. Res., 112, B12206, doi:10.1029/2007JB005140
  Ventura G. and G. Vilardo (2006). Tomomorphometry of the Somma-Vesuvius volcano (Italy). Geophys. Res. Lett., VOL. 33, L17305, doi:10.1029/2006GL027116.
  Ventura G. and G. Vilardo (2005). Estimates of fluid pressure and tectonic stress in hydrothermal/volcanic areas: a methodological approach. Annals of Geophys., 48, 4/5, 797-803.
  Ventura G., Vilardo G., Bronzino G., Gabriele M., Nappi R., Terranova C. (2005). Geomorphological map of the Somma-Vesuvius volcanic complex (Italy). Journal of Maps, V2005, (1), 30-37,
  Maramai A., Graziani L., Alessio G., Burrato P., Colini. L., Cucci L., Nappi R., Nardi A. and Vilardo G. (2005). Field-survey report of the december 30, 2002, stromboli (southern italy) tsami in the near- and far-field. Marine Geology, 215, 93-106.
  D'Argenio B., Aiello G., de Alteriis G., Milia A., Sacchi M., Tonielli R., Angelino A., Budillon F., Chiocci F., Conforti A., De Lauro M., Di Martino G., d'Isanto C., Esposito E., Ferraro L., Iannagi S., Insinga D., Iorio M., Marsella E., Molisso F., Morra V., Passaro S., Pelosi N., Porfido S., Raspini A., Ruggieri S., Sarnacchiaro G., Terranova C., Vilardo G. and C. Violante (2004). Digital elevation model of the Naples bay and adjacent areas (Eastern Tyrrhenian sea). Mapping Geology in Italy. Ed. APAT (S.EL.CA. Firenze), 21-28.
  Chiarabba C., Pino N.A., Ventura G., Vilardo G. (2004). Structural features of the shallow plumbing system of Vulcano Island (Italy). Bull. Volcanol., 66 (6), 477 –484.
  De Astis G., Ventura G., Vilardo G. (2003). Geodynamic significance of the Aeolian volcanism (Southern Tyrrhenian Sea, Italy) in light of structural, seismological and geochemical data. TECTONICS, 22, 4, 1040, 1040 – 1057.
  Vilardo, G., Nappi, R., Petti, P. and G. Ventura, (2003). Fault geometries from the space distribution of the 1990-1997 Sannio-Benevento earthquakes: inferences on the active deformation in Southern Apennines. Tectonophysics, 363 (3-4), 259 – 271.
  Saccorotti G., Ventura G. and G. Vilardo (2002). Seismic swarms related to diffusive processes: the case of Somma-Vesuvius volcano, Italy. Geophysics, 67, 1, 199-203.
  Marzocchi W., Vilardo G., Hill D., Ricciardi G.P. and C. Ricco (2001). Common features and peculiarities of the seismic activity at Campi Flegrei, Long Valley, and Vesuvius. Bull. Seism. Soc. Am., 91, 2, 191-205.
  Bianco F., Castellano M., Milano G., Vilardo G., Ferrucci F. and S. Gresta (1999). The seismic crises at Mt. Vesuvius during 1995 and 1996. Phys. Chem. Earth (A), 24, n.11-12, 977-983.
  Ventura G., Vilardo G. and P.P. Bruno (1999). The role of flank failure in modifying the shallow plumbing system of volcanoes: an example from Somma-Vesuvius, Italy. Geophys. Res. Lett., 26 , 24 , 3681-3684.
  Ventura G. and G. Vilardo (1999). Slip tendency analysis of the Vesuvius faults: implications for the seismotectonic and volcanic hazard assessment. Geophys. Res. Lett., 26, 21 , 3229-3232.
  Ventura G., Vilardo G., Milano G. and N.A. Pino (1999). Relationships among crustal structure, volcanism and strike-slip tectonics in the Lipari-Vulcano volcanic complex (Aeolian Islands, Southern Tyrrhenian Sea, Italy). Phys. Earth Planet. Inter., 116 (1-4), 31-52.
  Vilardo G., Ventura G. and G. Milano (1999). Factors controlling the seismicity of the Somma-Vesuvius Volcanic complex. Volcanology and Seismology, 20, 2, 219-238.
  Ventura G. and G. Vilardo (1999). Seismic-based estimate of hydraulic parameters at Vesuvius Volcano. Geoph. Res. Lett., 26 (7), 887-890.
  Duma G. and G. Vilardo (1998). Seismicity cycles in the Mt.Vesuvius area and their relation to solar flux and the variations of the Earth’s magnetic field. Phys. Chem. Earth, 23 (9-10), 927-931.
  Bianco F., Castellano M., Milano G., Ventura G. and G. Vilardo (1998). The Somma-Vesuvius stress field induced by regional tectonics: evidences from seismological and mesostructural data. J. Volcanol. Geoth. Res., J. Volcanol, Geoth. Res., 82 (1-4), 99-128.
  Castellano M., Bianco F., Imposa S., Milano G., Menza S. and G. Vilardo (1997). Recent deep earthquake occurrence at Mt. Etna volcano (Sicily, Italy). Phys. Earth. Planet. Inter., 102, 277-289.
  Godano C., Alonzo M.L. and G. Vilardo (1997). Multifractal approach to time clustering of earthquake. Application to Mt.Vesuvius Seismicity. Pure and Appl. Geophys., 149, 375-390.
  Vilardo G., De Natale G., Milano G. and U. Coppa (1996). The seismicity of Mt. Vesuvius. Tectonophysics, 261, 127-138.
  Zollo A., Gasparini G., Virieux J., Le Meur H., De Natale G., Biella G., Boschi E., Capuano P., De Franco R., Dell’Aversana P., de Matteis I., Guerra I., Iannaccone G., Mirabile L. and G. Vilardo (1996). Seismic Evidence for a Low-Velocity Zone in the Upper Crust Beneath Mount Vesuvius. Science, 274, 592-594.
  Vilardo G., Bianco F., Castellano M. and G. Milano (1996). The seismic monitoring of the Mt. Vesuvius. Seismology in Europe; Bardi Thorkelsson Editor; Ó E.S.C., Icelandic Meteorological Office, Ministry for the Environment, Univ. Iceland; 437-442.
  Zollo A., Gasparini G., Biella G., De Franco R., Buonocore B., Mirabile L., De Natale G., Milano G., Pingue F., Vilardo G. , Bruno P.P, De Matteis R., Le Meur H., Iannaccone G., Deshamps A., Virieux J., Nardi A., Frepoli A., Hunstad I., Guerra I. (1996). 2D Seismic tomography of Somma-Vesuvius. Annali di Geofisica, 39, 3, 471-486.
  Bianco F., Castellano M., Milano M. and G. Vilardo (1996). Shear-wave polarization alignment on eastern flank of Mt.Etna volcano (Sicily, Italy). Annali di Geofisica 39, 2, 429-443.
  Alessio G., Gorini A., Vilardo G. and G. Iannaccone (1996). Low energy sequences in areas with seismic potential: Benevento (Southern Apennines), April 1990. V.Shenk (ed.), Earthquake Hazard and Risk, Kluwer Ac. Publ. (N), 3-16.
  Milano G., Vilardo G. and G. Luongo (1994). Continental collision and basin opening in Southern Italy: a new plate subduction in the Tyrrhenian Sea?. Tectonophysics, 230, 249-264.
  Godano C. and G. Vilardo (1991). Low-frequency events at Vulcano (Aeolian Islands, Italy). Phys. Earth Planet. Inter., 69, 119-131.
  Vilardo G., Alessio G. e G. Luongo (1991). Analysis of the magnitude-frequency distribution for the 1983-1984 earthquake activity of Campi Flegrei, Italy. J. Volcanol. Geoth. Res., 48, 1/2, 115-126.
  Vilardo G., Nappi R., Bellucci Sessa E., Bronzino G., (2009). Sistema Informativo Sismotettonico della Sicilia. (SISS 2.0), © LGC 2009, Laboratorio di Geomatica e Cartografia, Istituto Nazionale di Geofisica e Vulcanologia, Osservatorio Vesuviano. URL:
  Vilardo G., Bronzino G., Terranova C. (2009). Sistema Informativo Sismotettonico della Regione Campania (SISCam 2.0), © LGC 2009, Laboratorio di Geomatica e Cartografia, Istituto Nazionale di Geofisica e Vulcanologia, Osservatorio Vesuviano. URL:
  Vilardo G, Bronzino G., Alessio G., Bellucci Sessa E., Nappi R. (2008). GeoDATA Finder: Sistema di consultazione on-line della banca dati territoriali del Laboratorio di Geomatica e Cartografia. Istituto Nazionale di Geofisica e Vulcanologia, Sezione di Napoli, Osservatorio Vesuviano. URL:
  Bechtold M., Vilardo G., Battaglia M., Orsi G., (2005). The Campi Flegrei Caldera GIS Database. URL:
  Vilardo G., Nappi R., Ventura G., Bronzino G., Terranova C., (2002). Telerilevamento Sismotettonico della Sicilia Orientale. On-line from 2002 to 2009.
  Vilardo G., Terranova C., Bronzino G., Giordano S., Ventura G., Alessio G., Gabriele M., Mainolfi R., Pagliuca E., Veneruso M. (2001). SISCam: Sistema Informativo Sismotettonico della Regione Campania. On-line from 2001 to 2009.
  Vilardo G., Leggeri M., Bronzino G., Dominici R., Lacava G., Mainolfi R., Nappi R., Terranova C., Ventura G., Viola E., (2001). Vulnerabilità sismica delle aree urbanizzate della Regione Basilicata. URL:
  Ventura G., Vilardo G., Bronzino G., Gabriele M. and C. Terranova (2000). Morphology of the Somma-Vesuvius volcanic complex “Mapping Project”. URL:
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