UCL Earth Sciences


Dynamic Hazard Map of the Campi Flegrei Caldera.

25 October 2016

Congratulations to Danielle Charlton, our PhD student (UCL Hazard Centre), who has won first prize for her dynamic hazard map of the Campi Flegrei caldera at the 2016 Annual Meeting of the North American Cartographic Information Society (NACIS). Campi Flegrei has a population of more than 300,000 people and lies immediately west of Naples, in southern Italy. After four centuries of repose, it has returned to episodic unrest since the 1950s and there is concern that it is approaching conditions for renewed volcanic activity.


Danielle's interactive, GIS-based map shows changes in eruption location across the volcano since caldera collapse and allows users to overlay volcanological and hazard information. It will be used for raising public awareness of the volcano's behaviour and for identifying preferred locations for a future eruption.

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