EUROVOLC: Bringing the European volcanological community closer together
EUROVOLC Project Description
The European Network of Observatories and Research Infrastructures for Volcanology (EUROVOLC) project facilitates communication and integration within the European volcanological community, bringing together the wide range of disciplines necessary for effective volcanic research (e.g. seismology, physical volcanology, geodesy, geochemistry, petrology, rock and fluid mechanics, earth observation, meteorology, social sciences and informatics), European Volcano Supersite e-infrastructures implemented in the FUTUREVOLC and MED-SUV projects and a test bed for validation of new models and integrated techniques.
Collaborative research will be carried out, best practices and procedures developed, networking and communication between research institutes, volcano observatories, civil protection and Volcanic Ash Advisory Centres improved on, and training resources for the public and young researchers developed.
There are over 60 active volcanic systems in Europe and European overseas territories including Montserrat, Guadeloupe, Reunion and Tristan da Cunha. However, because of increased globalisation and international supply chains, Europe is also vulnerable to eruptions worldwide. Therefore, there is also a need for the European volcanological community to provide a coordinated response to global volcanic events.
EUROVOLC will carry out Networking and Joint Research activities and offer Trans-national and Virtual Access to the main European Volcano Observatories and Volcano Research Infrastructures through 25 work packages. These activities will address four broad transversal Themes:
Latest news and Announcements
Researchers from CIVISA and from the University of the Azores carried out a field survey on the 24th September 2020 to collect gases from a fumarole located at Furnas Volcano (São Miguel Island, Azores archipelago). This survey included sampling the gases through the Giggenbach methodology and aims to contribute to the best practices of sampling
Yesterday, The Icelandic Met Office raised the aviation color code for Grímsvötn volcano from green to yellow. Several monitored geophysical and geochemical parameters have shown a gradual increase for the past months, thus the activity at Grímsvötn is now considered to be above the known background level: The seismicity during the past month has been
The project is categorised into 4 main themes, containing tasks of Networking, Joint Research and Trans-national/Virtual Accesses through 25 Work Packages. To explore themes, activities and outcomes of the collaboration, press the image.