Geo-electromagnetic research aids geo-hazard mitigation



Some 100 Earth scientists from nine different nations recently gathered in Lerici, Italy; for the Second International Workshop on Geo-Electro-Magnetism. While this was not a thematic meeting, most of the 40 papers presented focused on applications of electromagnetic methods to natural or man-made hazards such as known faults, seismically active regions, volcanoes, landslides, andenvironmental or civil engineering problems. Anomaly and main field studies, both field investigations and theoretical techniques, were also well represented.