The Bay of Naples

A very hands-on course, brilliant field trip. It is all about the challenges of ‘big' hazards (volcano, earthquake) in a big city context. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!"

We offer this exhilarating field experience as one of the core field activities of the third year Natural Hazard Management (NHM) programme. On this week long fieldtrip you will be provided with the ideal opportunity to study volcanic and earthquake hazards, their potential impact on one of Europe's most vulnerable populations and the challenges of effectively managing these hazards.

A team of highly experienced academic staff will guide you on visits to a number of different volcanic sites, including Mt Somma-Vesuvius and Solfatara. You will also have the chance to see the towns of Pompeii, Ercolano and Puzzuoli, which have all been devastated by these natural phenomena in the past.  As a consequence you will gain a deep understanding of the destructive power of volcanoes and earthquakes.