Eastern Sicily - Lithotheque (TA3-83-4)

Hosting Institution:

Istituto Nazionale di Geofisica e Vulcanologia – Osservatorio Etneo, Italy


The ETNA VOLCANO OBSERVATORY (Osservatorio Etneo - INGV branch in Catania) supports research, and volcano monitoring and surveillance of the Sicilian volcanoes. Multi-parametric networks (seismic, infrasound, geodetic, geochemical, video-cameras, etc...) equipped with state-of-the art instrumentations are continuously running to provide multidisciplinary observations for volcano monitoring and related hazard assessment. Data and products from ground- and satellite-based instrumentation are accessible through the EPOS data portal and the volcano gateway (http://vo-tcs.ct.ingv.it/).

Services offered:

Remote access to the Lithotheque for the provision of Mt. Etna’s eruption samples. The Lithoteque is located at the INGV-Osservatorio Etneo building and offers a collection of 30 volcanic rocks erupted by Mt. Etna from
between 2000 and 2013.

Modality of access:

Remote access to the Lithotheque: Maximum of 2 projects will be supported for the 1st call. The access unit is ‘1 sample’ and the maximum access per project is of 10 samples.

Multidisciplinary projects involving more than one installation at Eastern Sicily are supported and encouraged.


The remote access support includes dispatching of the Lithotheque sample(s) and output of data analysis.

Contact person:

Letizia Spampinato (letizia.spampinatoingv.it)