Geophysical exploration





Short description

The activities of the geophysical exploration laboratory are conducted both outdoor and indoor and allow students to experiment the main non-invasive prospection techniques of both soils and structures. These include seismic methods, electrical methods, gravity methods, ground-penetrating radar, magnetic and electromagnetic methods. 

The activities touch the near surface and deep exploration fields, as well as the seismic engineering applications.  


  • microgravimeter 
  • scale models 
  • seismometrs and seismographs * 
  • resistivimeters* 
  • magnetometers** 
  • georadar** 

* instruments of owners different from DIFA, ** rented instruments 

Teaching and training

The laboratory activities can be performed outdoor, indoor and everywhere anything interesting to be studied exists. The lab is open to all-degree students and to others for consultancies/research. 


Silvia Castellaro

Associate Professor

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