The work plan of NEWTON-g consists of 5 Work Packages (WPs):

  WP number   WP Title
  WP 1   Management
  WP 2   Development of the gravity imager
  WP 3   On-field application
  WP 4   Data analysis
  WP 5   Dissemination and outreach

Description of the WPs

WP1. Management
WP1 is in charge of the overall management of the project, the preparation of the reports for the EC, the assessment and development of a consensus on project implementation strategies and issues related to the use of the products.
Task 1.1: Project management
Task 1.2: Organization of project meetings
WP leader: Istituto Nazionale di Geofisica e Vulcanologia (Italy)


WP2. Development of the gravity imager
WP2 involves the design, the development and the production of the integrated gravity imager, whose pixels are represented by MEMS (relative) and quantum (absolute) sensors.
Task 2.1: Design of the gravity imager
Task 2.2: Design of the MEMS device
Task 2.3: Design of the quantum device
Task 2.4: Production of the MEMS devices
Task 2.5: Production of the quantum device
Task 2.6: Tests of the integrated imager
WP leader: MUQUANS (France)


WP3. On-field application
WP3 deals with the installation of the gravity imager at Mt. Etna and the management of data it will produce.
Task 3.1: Deployment preparation
Task 3.2: Installation of the gravity imager
Task 3.3: Database creation and editing
WP leader: Koninklijk Nederlands Meteorologisch Instituut (The Netherlands)


WP4. Data analysis
WP4 deals with informing the design of the gravity imager and handling the data, once the imager is installed.
Task 4.1: Data mining
Task 4.2: Data correction and validation
Task 4.3: Modeling
Task 4.4: Use of the data for hazard analysis
WP leader: Helmholtz-Zentrum Potsdam - Deutsches GeoForschungsZentrum (Germany)


WP5. Dissemination and outreach
WP5 ensures regular and effective dissemination of the project results, thus maximizing their impact.
Task 5.1: Project communication
Task 5.2: Project website
Task 5.3: Organization of project workshops
WP leader: Istituto Nazionale di Geofisica e Vulcanologia (Italy)