Institute for Research on Innovation and Services for Development

Resilience - Innovation - Sustainable Development Transparency – Organization – Meritocracy

Renato Somma

Renato Somma is Associate at CNR-IRISS since 2020.

Researcher at the Italian National Institute of Geophysics and Volcanology since 2006, he has extensive experience in the development of original interpretative  geochemical models for several Italian volcanic districts (Campi Flegrei, Ischia, Vesuvius, Eolian Islands);  modelling of geothermal reservoirs (Ischia and Campi Flegrei); development of new concepts for the interpretation of ground deformation and seismicity at collapse calderas; stress-strain modelling and studies of fault interaction and volcano-tectonic interaction;  geo-mechanics and processes involved in creating induced seismicity by fluid injection.

He is currently involved in researches related to resilience and volcanic risk mitigation in the Neapoletan area and innovation of insurance services in catastrophe risk management.

Principal investigator of relevant national and international projects, he has coordinated wide high-quality research groups at the national and international level.

He is author of more than 60 publications and 150 presentations (oral or poster) at national and international meetings in the fields of geochemistry, volcanology, geophysics, geothermal energy, resilience of inhabitants in volcanic areas, and mitigating volcanic risk.

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